OUR KAEMPFER started favourite for a point-to-point at Tallow in February but couldn't quicken with the first two. That will have taught him plenty and Charlie Longsdon's four-year-old can make a winning start under Rules at the chief expense of J P McManus' newcomer El Macca, who is a half-brother to a winning stayer. Barrs Lane was second at Towcester in May and looks the best of those with previous bumper experience ahead of Barton Heather.
El Macca (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Cluain-ard.
My Boy George (IRE) Artan gelding out of Gold Stamp.
Our Kaempfer (IRE) Evens (11-7) Mid div, 5th 1/2way, 3rd 5out, rddn aftr 3out, 4th & btn bef 2out, went fair 3rd bef last, no dngr, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Hills Of Dubai (11-7) at Tallow 3m ire ptp sft in Feb.
Barrs Lane 40-1 (11-4) Led for 4f, outpaced halfway, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and always held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Reves D'amour (10-7) at Towcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in May.
Barton Heather 16-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, outpaced over 5f out, soon ridden, plugged on to take remote 3rd 2f out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 4, 27l behind Rolling Maul (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gd in Jun.
Barton Rose 16-1 (10-10) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 17, 18l behind Delta Forty (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mares n h flat (6) sft in Apr.