A race as thin on quality as it is on entrants can be taken by TUSCAN KING, while Magic Spirit and Creevy are the most interesting of the others. The selection appears to have plenty in hand on both of them on a literal line through Glen Lass, who has beaten all three of them lately. While things do not always work out that way in practice, his advantage looks to be sufficient enough that he can win this and he looks good value at the likely odds. Magic Spirit has had just the two runs, so is open to a fair bit of improvement. She tries this surface for the first time and provided she acts on it she looks potential forecast material, although the drop in trip is a bit of a concern. Creevy has had plenty of chances to break her maiden now and while there is nothing wrong with her attitude, she is not blesed with ability and is not one to be supporting financially until we see more from her. Premium Charge looks the best of the other pair, but preference is for Tuscan King.
Tuscan King 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leader to over 6f out, prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Glen Lass (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Holkham 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not much room and lost place over 2f out, in rear after, last of 9, 16l behind Ostentation (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Premium Charge 22-1 (8-12) Soon led and raced keenly, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Glen Lass (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo clm stks (5) pol.
Magic Spirit 9-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 3f out, no impression when switched right over 1f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Glen Lass (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo clm stks (5) pol.
Creevy (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) In touch, pushed along 3f out, no headway, 6th of 10, 8l behind Glen Lass (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.