The only three-year-old in the race, Ventura Quest, was raised 5lb for landing a Catterick handicap in October and that appears to have halted his progress. GEORGE CINQ was in very good form last summer and hasn't been beaten far in most subsequent races. He's only 1lb higher than his victory at Sandown in July under Jamie Spencer, who can steer him to another success. Le Chat D'Or has gained all three career victories on ground with some give including here in July though he's 9lb higher. Skytrain attempted to make all over 1m2f at Chester but was caught in the closing stages. He's only 1lb higher than when scoring on Polytrack in April and should give a good account. Off The Pulse won a better class handicap than this at Haydock so a 5lb rise shouldn't pose any difficulties but Tenor's two victories on Turf have come on fast ground.
Sound Advice 14-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 7, 21l behind Uncle Dermot (8-4) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Stonefield Flyer 10-1 (9-5) 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Just Paul (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
George Cinq 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ishikawa (8-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in May.
Le Chat D'or 13-2 (8-8) In touch in rear, headway on outer to chase clear winner over 1f out, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Uncle Dermot (8-4) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Skytrain 7-1 (9-3) Soon led, driven clear over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Las Verglas Star (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Off The Pulse 12-1 (8-8) Raced wide mid-division, came stand side and headway over 3f out, every chance and edged left over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead near finish, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May beating Chosen Character (8-12) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Tenor (IRE) 15-2 (8-2) Tracked leader, joined leader 2f out, driven to lead final strides, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May beating Dance And Dance (9-6) by shd, 9 ran.
Another For Joe 3-1fav (9-2) Tracked leader until over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 6l behind King Of The Danes (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Ventura Quest (USA) 4-5fav (9-7) Tracked winner, pushed along 3f out, driven 2f out, edged right over 1f out, not able to challenge, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 3, 1 3/4l behind Master Of Finance (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Swehan (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Led early, tracked leader, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Muharrer (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Declamation (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Benoni (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Order Of Service 18-1 (8-8) Pulled hard early, held up in touch, some headway on inside 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 25l behind Uncle Dermot (8-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.