The drop back to this trip will suit the 76-rated ANOTHER MAGIC MAN and John Best's colt is preferred to Juicy Pear, Suranam and Hudoo. The selection may not be the classiest horse in the race however the hope is that he can put his experience to good use from the plum draw in stall one. He failed to last home in a Goodwood maiden last time out but his previous third to Magician's Cape at Lingfield puts him firmly in the mix and he can run well at likely each-way odds. Bona Fortuna is likely to be seen to best effect next season, Chookie Avon and Dark Eyes may improve for the extra furlong today, whilst Juicy Pear shaped with plenty of promise here last time and he shouldn't be far away from his good draw. Hudoo represents powerful connections and immediately commands respect. She is related to several winner over a variety of trips (all over further) and the market should help guide as to whether she has the speed for this seven furlong trip. Suranam steps up in distance having shaped with more promise last time out, whilst Yabtree drops in trip having disappointed slightly at Bath. Another open race, but the nod is given to Another Magic Man.
Another Magic Man (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Disputed lead, stayed on far rail in straight, headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 10l behind Ted Spread (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Bona Fortuna 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, some headway over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 10l behind Kings Bayonet (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Sep.
Chookie Avon 66-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never in contention, 6th of 8, 8l behind Sand Skier (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Feeling Fragile (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 15, 9l behind Dark Eyes (8-12) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul.
Juicy Pear (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, switched right and ran on to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Chardonnay (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
New Christmas (USA) 15-8 (9-3) Started very slowly and reluctant leaving stalls, always behind, 10th of 11, 13l behind Sierra Alpha (9-3) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Suranam 5-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd went over 1f out, led inside final furlong, caught near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind So Surreal (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Yabtree (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 5th of 15, 10l behind Rasmy (9-3) at Bath 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Antique Diamond (IRE) 200-1 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, never a factor, 9th of 10, 15l behind Rule Of Nature (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Franki J 100-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace and struggling, 7th of 12, 6l behind Start Right (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Hudoo Halling filly out of Zarara.
Madame Excelerate 125-1 (8-12) Always behind, 12th of 14, 21l behind Madam Macie (8-12) at Catterick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.