A modest opener in which GEORGE BENJAMIN can follow up a Southwell victory when last seen in late January. He has been campaigned exclusively on Fibresand since joining Michael Appleby but is perfectly capable on Turf and a decent claimer has been booked. Balmoral Castle landed two amateur handicaps last summer and has a good record under inexperienced pilots. He enjoyed a nice pipe-opener at Kempton and should be ready for this assignment. Course and distance winner Supa Seeker and the consistent if limited Candy Kitten have also been in fair form on the all-weather and are respected.
Kay Gee Be (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Tracked leader early, dropped to rear 5f out, ridden 3f out, went moderate 4th over 1f out, 4th of 6, 17l behind Cai Shen (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol in Apr.
Candy Kitten 12-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 12l behind Cathedral (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Balmoral Castle 14-1 (8-9) In rear, wide into straight 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 9l behind Cathedral (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Specialty (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Led, ridden, outpaced, and headed over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Kasbhom (9-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Living Leader 13-2 (9-3) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Mr Red Clubs (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
George Benjamin 7-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division, chased leaders on outside 3f out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan beating Solarmaite (8-13) by 1l, 8 ran.
Admirable Art (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Close up, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 7l behind Self Employed (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Hawk Moth (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Held up, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 19l behind Megalala (8-11) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Apr.
Glasgon 40-1 (9-0) In rear, well beaten final 4f, 9th of 13, 35l behind Princess Loulou (8-12) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Sep.
Clary (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 9, 14l behind Global Leader (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Supa Seeker (USA) 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, lost place 4f out, closed 2f out, edged left and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Katmai River (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Hayek 8-1 (8-1) In touch, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 10, 12l behind Graceful Act (8-5) at Newcastle 7f app hcp (6) sft in Apr.