REGINALD CLAUDE will like the softer conditions here and looks fairly treated after a winning nursery debut so should win again with Madany very much respected after showing progressive form while Las Verglas Star will also enjoy the conditions. High Tops was a winner on debut but has a bit to prove off this mark after hanging away his chances last time out so looks best opposed. The pick, on the other hand, looked a different animal when switched to this company last time at Nottingham and with the form from that race looking strong and conditions perfect he can defy his revised mark. Madany is well-bred and from top connections but it took a very low key race to get her off the mark so Las Verglas Star might be a bigger danger with his best so far coming on softer ground. Bussa looks progressive so couldn't be ruled out completely but Reginald Claude looks the best treated and can follow up.
On The High Tops (IRE) 9-4 (9-2) Led, headed well over 1f out, soon ridden, hung badly right inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Waltz Darling (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun.
Bussa 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, headed 2f out, soon ridden, challenged and carried left from 1f out, upsides inside final furlong, kept on gamely to lead near finish, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun beating Capaill Liath (9-3) by hd, 6 ran.
Madany (IRE) 8-11fav (8-12) Held up in 4th, effort on outside going well over 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Haydock 6f 2yo fll nov stks (4) gf beating Hortensia (9-3) by 2l, 4 ran.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Went left start, outpaced in rear, never a factor, last of 9, 10l behind Bachelor Knight (8-10) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp (6) gf.
Reginald Claude 7-1 (8-12) Soon switched right to race stands side, chased leaders, switched left and headeway over 1f out, challenging when bumped inside final furlong, soon led, ran on, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp (5) gs beating Krypton Factor (9-7) by hd, 7 ran.
Lady Platinum Club 16-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Majestic Myles (9-4) at Redcar 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.
Belle Royale (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Tracked leader, effort over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Puddle Duck (9-0) at Chester 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.
Unknown Rebel (IRE) 7-1 (8-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Mica Mika (8-8) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp (5) gs.