Zacinto has come with a health warning this season so it may be wise to take him on with RIO DE LA PLATA. If the real Zacinto who finished in front of Delegator and Aqlaam when chasing home Rip Van Winkle in the QEII at Ascot last September stands up here then the rest must as well start now but he showed little interest in taking part on his reappearance at Newbury and was tailed off in the Eclipse last time. Sandwiched between those efforts was a decent enough effort in the Queen Anne Stakes but this season's profile doesn't encourage one to rush in at the forecast prices. Rio De La Plata and Harrison George only have 2lbs to find on official figures and the latter did really well to successfully give weight to a decent field at Haydock and has impressed over this course and distance. Rio De La Plata recorded a smooth success on his return to racing on these shores last month and the Group 1 winning juvenile is fancied to take the honours although Mabait cannot be left out of the equation despite disappointing last time.
Harrison George (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, driven and strongly pressed over 1f out, kept on well, won at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gd beating Sirocco Breeze (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Light From Mars 14-1 (8-13) Raced far side, led this group after 2f, merged with center and led this group over 4f out until over 1f out, ridden and rallied near finish, 3rd of 19, 2 1/4l behind St Moritz (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcap (2) gf.
Mabait 5-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, eased, last of 7, 27l behind Premio Loco (9-11) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Rio de La Plata (USA) 6-4fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, eased near finish, won at Nottingham 1m cond Stakes (2) gf in Jun beating Balcarce Nov (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Sirvino 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, never dangerous, 26th of 32, 32l behind Supaseus (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Oct.
Zacinto 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leading pair until 4f out, no impression in 4th when driven along over 2f out, weakened soon after, eased and tailed off, last of 5, 27l behind Twice Over (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gf.