NEWTON'S LAW and My Inspiration both have a handicap mark of 73 but Brian Meehan's gelding is just preferred today as his Ascot third last month is the best recent form. The likely market principals have had plenty of chances, however, so don't rule out Eternitys Gate, who has yet to finish out of the frame, or Findhorn Magic. The latter has plenty of scope and Mon Cigar shaped nicely at Salisbury last month having run green in the early stages.
Eternitys Gate 11-4 (9-5) Went right start, soon joined winner, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Dutch Breeze (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Mon Cigar (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 10, 5l behind Munfallet (9-0) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Newton's Law (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Awkward start, in touch, headway halfway, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Fyrecracker (8-13) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Windy Miller Sakhee's Secret gelding out of Oatcake.
Findhorn Magic 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 14l behind Sunrise Star (9-0) at Bath 6f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
My Inspiration 9-2 (9-7) Disputed 2nd until over 1f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, last of 5, 11l behind Foxy Clarets (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Praise N Glory 100-1 (8-12) Hampered start, in touch, lost place over 2f out, last of 8, 30l behind Tercel (9-3) at Sandown 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.