A glance at the stats for MAGICAL THOMAS show that he has raced 20 times over hurdles and has managed three wins, with two of those coming at Fontwell.
On his other outing he was a commendable third and his liking for the course is backed up by reference to his sire, Arc winner Dylan Thomas, whose progeny are five from 15 here, a figure that is 127% better than expected.
Taking it a stage farther, two miles one and a half furlongs on good ground present optimum conditions and that is what he gets today.
He is just a pound up from his narrow defeat in a three-way photo back in October and wears his usual tongue-tie and cheek-pieces.
TOMORROW MYSTERY is a worthy, but odds-on favourite after a good run behind Cubswin at Wincanton but will be falsely priced due to her coming from the Nicholls’ yard and ITSONLYROCKNROLL is well rated but might have issues with racing.
At 13/2 in an eight runner field, Thomas must be an each way bet to nothing.