A good race but one that looks tricky to solve with the majority of the runners needing to return to form. We're going to go with MAGICALMYSTERYTOUR ahead of Warringah and Resplendent Light. Maadraa brings the best recent form into the race and is unexposed but this is potentially a significantly tougher task than he faced at Newmarket so is opposed. King Supreme has been running well but isn't easy to win with and he lacks the class of some of his rivals at their best. Warringah wilted in the face of a tough task in the Leger but ran abysmally on his return to action at York and has a good bit to do if he's going to fulfil the promise of last season. Group Captain hasn't won for a couple of years but is on a fair enough mark and hasn't been performing too badly but Resplendent Light has struggled since getting the better of Warringah in the Bibury Cup a year ago although his yard is beginning to hit some form. The selection represents the yard that was responsible for the 2007 winner of this race and should be all the better for his reappearance in a Newbury Listed race. He has no easy task at the weights but has plenty to recommend him on last season's form and Magicalmysterytour may be able to lead us down Penny Lane on the road to riches.
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up, under pressure over 3f out, no impression on leaders final 2f, 5th of 8, 16l behind Tastahil (8-12) at Newbury 1m 5f Listed stks (1) sft in May.
Body Gold (ARG) (9-0) 4th of 10, 9l behind Morande (9-2) at Palermo(ARG) lst stk std in Oct '07.
Warringah 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, effort over 3f out, no impression, 11th of 18, 31l behind Furmigadelagiusta (9-8) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Group Captain 12-1 (9-0) Always mid-division, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Coin Of The Realm (8-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Resplendent Light 33-1 (9-1) Always mid-division, 8th of 16, 7l behind Coin Of The Realm (8-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Encircled 20-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division on inside, going well enough over 2f out, soon ridden, not quicken and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 13l behind Covert Ambition (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
King Supreme (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Tracked leader, driven along 3f out, outpaced and no chance with front pair final 2f, 3rd of 4, 5l behind It's A Date (9-1) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Maadraa (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, pressed and edged left inside final furlong, held on well final 100 yards, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Krugerrand (8-8) by 1/2l, 9 ran.