MUFFIN MCLEAY saves his best for this venue. A course and distance winner, he found only Maybeme too good over track and trip in June and David Barron looks to have found a good opportunity for him today. Recent Pontefract winner Woodacre is upped in class off a 5lb higher mark while dual Polytrack winner Miguel Grau has yet to race on Turf and is 7lb higher than his latest win at Kempton. Eeny Mac has plenty to find with the selection but Life And Times could bounce back at any time.
Muffin Mcleay (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Bureau (9-2) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Miguel Grau (USA) 9-4 (9-0) Held up towards rear, never threatened, 11th of 13, 11l behind Squire Osbaldeston (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Eeny Mac (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Set strong pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 12l behind Shadowtime (9-7) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Life And Times (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Slowly away, in rear, soon chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 5l behind Ogbourne Downs (10-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
King Of The Celts (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Led, headed over 7f out, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 11l behind Rainbow Rock (8-13) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Woodacre 9-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, won at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul beating Epsom Hill (8-13) by nk, 14 ran.