Further rain is forecast and that will suit SCRUTINY. He hasn't encountered soft ground since winning at Newbury last year and has tumbled down the weights. Brooke's Bounty has been placed in heavy going and is another to consider dropping into plating company. My Son Max has won on the Fibresand and could also go well but course and distance winners Zaitsev and Al Muheer would prefer a faster surface.
Zaitsev (IRE) 11-4fav (10-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed and weakened, 8th of 11, 20l behind Kimbali (9-2) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Brooke's Bounty 17-2 (9-7) Disputed 2nd on outside, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on same pace, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Push Me (9-13) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Last Destination (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 10l behind World Record (9-8) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Scrutiny 14-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in last pair, pushed along 3f out, ridden and beaten over 2f out, 5th of 7, 14l behind Rough Courte (8-7) at Redcar 1m 3yo clm (6) gs.
Al Muheer (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 17l behind Mishaal (9-7) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (5) gd in Jul.
My Son Max 10-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Global Leader (9-10) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.