Able Dash showed a big improvement stepped up to 1m4f at Kempton. He'll figure if carrying that form over to this surface. Balmoral Castle won over a mile at Warwick recently but scored over track and trip last season and should be thereabouts, but veteran Masai Moon has never won over further than 7f and attempts this distance for the first time. CHORAL FESTIVAL is upped 3lb for winning at Brighton last time but scored off a higher mark in 2013. She gets the vote to go in again now seemingly back to her best.
Evervescent (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Took keen hold in mid-division, saddle slipped and eased over 2f out, virtually pulled up, last of 12, well behind Sardanapalus (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Qasser (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders when not much room and hampered inside final furlong, no extra, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Xinbama (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Able Dash 8-11fav (9-5) Tracked leader until over 5f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar beating Comedy House (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Masai Moon 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway over 2f out on outer, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 11l behind Repetition (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Golden Jubilee (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Led 3f, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 13l behind Civil War (8-12) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Choral Festival 7-4fav (9-7) Raced wide close up, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr beating Litmus (8-8) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Balmoral Castle 6-1 (9-3) Prominent, lost place 6f out, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Warwick 1m app hcp (6) gd beating Living Leader (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Time Square (FR) 10-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 29l behind One Pursuit (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Minstrel Lad 16-1 (8-8) Always in rear, 9th of 10, 16l behind Ela Goog La Mou (8-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.