Roudee just edges this at the weights but seems to have lost his form of late albeit in better company than this. Kibaar is progressing well and won a handicap at York last time but Steve Prescott hasn't threatened the winner despite his recent placed efforts at the track and steps up in trip. Mattmu won a Haydock maiden by a head last time but TICKS THE BOXES was more impressive when landing a maiden race at Windsor and he gets the nod for Clive Cox's in-form yard.
Kibaar 6-1 (8-13) Held up in touch in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led post, won at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Jul beating Denzille Lane (8-13) by ns, 8 ran.
Mattmu 3-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Excilly (9-0) by hd, 10 ran.
Roudee 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 24, 12l behind Tiggy Wiggy (9-1) at Newbury 5f 2yo auc (2) gd in Jul.
Steve Prescott 3-1 (9-1) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, lost 2nd place inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Showing Character (9-1) at Chester 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in Jul.
Ticks The Boxes (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Made all, shaken up and clear inside final furlong, kept on strongly, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul beating Atletico (9-5) by 2l, 15 ran.