Mushaakis has won twice this year but in lower grade handicaps than this and drops back down in distance today. Magistral also returns to a mile having come up short on his handicap debut at Newmarket while Manchestar is facing a much tougher task than when scoring at Musselburgh last time. GABRIAL'S KAKA looks a safer proposition as he went close in similar company at Haydock on his latest outing and, racing off the same mark today, can take care of main danger Bold Prediction.
Mushaakis (IRE) 10-1 (8-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Broughton (8-1) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd.
Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Chased leader early, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Hay Dude (9-7) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Magistral 4-1 (8-10) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Clayton (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Bold Prediction (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Breden (8-6) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Hard Core Debt 15-2 (9-1) Tracked leader, challenged over 3f out, soon ridden, lost place inside final 2f, behind final furlong, last of 6, 12l behind Nurpur (9-9) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Manchestar 5-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, closed over 3f out, led over 2f out, held on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Push Me (9-8) by 1/2l, 9 ran.