Cardinal's latest success came over 5f on soft ground at Sandown in June. He's been fairly consistent since that victory and has leading claims in this. Recent C&D winner Ambitious Icarus isn't without a chance as he was only beaten half-a-length at Musselburgh last time while stable companion Captain Scooby likes soft ground. The hat-trick-seeking Danzoe, last week's Windsor scorer Whitecrest and veteran Sandwith are others to consider but El McGlynn finished behind I'll Be Good at Redcar at the start of the month. AUBRIETIA has already won five times this year, twice over C&D. She's gone up 6lb since the latest of those but regular pilot David Bergin's claim takes care of the extra and Alan McCabe's tough filly can score again.
Haajes 9-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Cheveton (9-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
El Mcglynn (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, kept on and always held, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Demora (8-4) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Whitecrest 6-1 (9-5) Made virtually all, driven over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy beating Shawkantango (9-4) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Master Bond 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Baby Strange (8-13) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
I See You 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden on inside over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Muhdiq (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Captain Scooby 10-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Cheveton (9-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Lupo D'oro (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, led on outside 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 8th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Links Drive Lady (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Monsieur Jamie 66-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along halfway, driven on outside and no progress over 2f out, 13th of 14, 14l behind Magic Secret (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Cardinal 7-1 (9-1) Awkward and went left start, held up towards rear on outside, headway 2f out, driven and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 14, 7l behind Magic Secret (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
I'll Be Good 13-5fav (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 4l behind Rothesay Chancer (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Sandwith 9-1 (8-11) Switched left soon after start, prominent, led over 1f out, soon hung left, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Rothesay Chancer (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Ambitious Icarus 5-1 (9-1) Behind, headway well over 1f out, ran on closing stages, never able to challenge, 4th of 11, 1/2l behind Phoenix Clubs (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Dispol Grand (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Behind, pushed along and struggling halfway, moderate headway final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Whitecrest (9-5) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Sextons House (IRE) 66-1 (8-8) Dwelt, always behind, 10th of 11, 16l behind Ginger Ted (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Aubrietia 11-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear and keen, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Piste (8-9) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Danzoe (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Went left start, in touch, led over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and just held on close home, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Fama Mac (8-10) by hd, 11 ran.
Berberana (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden well over 1f out, never a factor, 11th of 13, 7l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.