Glory City hung on for victory over C&D in a maiden here last time and should go well again. However, he may end up providing a good lead for INFINITE MAGIC in this. The latter left himself with plenty to do after a slow start at Kempton on his handicap debut but stayed on well to finish a close-up fourth. He can take this with a clean break from the stalls. Tight Knit also has solid claims having beaten a subsequent winner when landing a maiden at this track last time. He's preferred to another handicap debutant in Brownsea Brink and the upped-in-class C&D winner Red Eight.
Infinite Magic (USA) 7-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden along early, switched right and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not able to challenge, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Quintilian (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Glory City 6-4 (9-3) Led, ridden and edged right when challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct beating Sicur (9-0) by nk, 10 ran.
Brownsea Brink 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, picked up well inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Rangi (9-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Tight Knit (USA) 2-1fav (9-3) Made all, pushed along and quickened over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Makin (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Red Eight (USA) 13-2 (9-6) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Classy Trick (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Night's Watch 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, kept on well, never nearer, 4th of 10, 2l behind Paddy's Saltantes (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Sewn Up 9-4 (9-10) Held up, headway on outer to track leaders over 7f out, ridden over 2f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Red Eight (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.