Las Verglas Star would have a chance if the ground eases and George Chaloner is one of the best young riders in the race. GEORGE CINQ is not the easiest of rides and needs to deliver his challenge late so Cam Hardie will have his hands full but his mount is talented and suited by a strong gallop which he should get here so he gets the vote to gain compensation for his Sandown defeat. He holds Tigers Tale on that run though Oisin Murphy will ensure the latter gets a good ride while Ned Curtis was on board when Balmoral Castle completed a double at Windsor having already scored over this track and trip. Corton Lad arrives with a 6lb penalty for Sunday's easy victory at Carlisle and, though that was over 1m3f, the pace here should be strong enough for Jason Hart to get him into the action.
Mabait 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, some headway when not much 2f out, no extra final furlong, 12th of 18, 13l behind Bronze Angel (9-8) at York 1m hcp 105 (2) gf.
George Cinq 6-4fav (9-3) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, nk behind Billingsgate (9-4) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Tigers Tale (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Led until over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Billingsgate (9-4) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Weapon Of Choice (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear in steadily run race, headway and squeezed through over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Charles Camoin (9-11) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Corton Lad 7-1 (10-0) Led 1f, tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Chant (9-8) by 4l, 6 ran.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 10l behind Bishop's Castle (9-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Saucy Minx (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Midnite Angel (8-13) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Jodies Jem 3-1fav (9-12) Held up in touch, went 4th over 3f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Bureau (9-2) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Ocean Applause 6-1 (9-13) Raced centre, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Specialty (9-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Angelic Upstart (IRE) 3-1 (9-10) Close up, ridden over 2f out, short of room and edged left over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Mindurownbusiness (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Jacob Cats 9-4fav (10-0) Raced wide, in touch, headway over 3f out, ridden and weakened entering final 2f, 5th of 7, 13l behind Compton Bird (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Balmoral Castle 6-1 (9-5) Held up last, headway and squeezed through over 2f out, sooon chasing leaders, led well over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, 5 lengths clear when eased up 100 yards out, jinked final 50 yards, just held on, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Billy Blue (9-4) by nk, 9 ran.
Argaki (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 19, 11l behind Extremity (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Rocket Ronnie (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) In rear, headway to join winner over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Shadowtime (9-7) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.