Take away Fathsta's latest poor effort and he has every chance given he won a similar contest at Epsom last month. Eeny Mac recorded a hat-trick at this course before a below par run in much better company here and he's not without a chance as he beat Violent Velocity over C&D for one of his wins. Muftarres arrives on the back of a double including a victory over track and trip when Brocklebank was runner-up and SUNNYSIDE TOM finished third. The latter is chasing a hat-trick of victories in this contest and it looks a strong possibility as he re-opposes on better terms with the aforementioned pair.
Fathsta (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 11, 20l behind Mr David (8-11) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
West End Lad 22-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 34l behind Gala Casino Star (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Eeny Mac (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) With leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 14l behind Shadowtime (8-13) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul.
Fremen (USA) 50-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 29l behind Kay Gee Be (10-7) at Carlisle 1m 1f Ladies Claiming Stakes (3yo+) (6) sft.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, wide on bend halfway, ridden and hung right 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 10, 10l behind Muftarres (8-13) at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf.
Tislaam (IRE) 6-4fav (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and not quicken 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Bint Alzain (9-0) at Kempton 6f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-5yo) (6) pol.
Muftarres (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway on inside well over 1f out, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf beating Brocklebank (9-4) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Above Standard (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Raced wide and keen, chased leaders over 6f, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Saint Thomas (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Benidorm 20-1 (9-8) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 12, 16l behind Know No Fear (10-9) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Brocklebank (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, soon dropped to 3rd, went 2nd again well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Muftarres (8-13) at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf.
Byronic Hero 22-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 16, 14l behind Orbit The Moon (9-0) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Sunnyside Tom (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) Mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out to chase leaders over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon headed, no extra in 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Muftarres (8-13) at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf.
Lady Oz (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Soon led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, well behind Sunnybridge Boy (8-11) at Pontefract 1m mdn stks (4) gf.
Freda's Rose (IRE) 100-1 (9-1) Slowly away, towards rear, tailed off over 3f out, 12th of 14, 29l behind McConnell (9-6) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.