Johnny Splash appears to have the beating of Senator Bong on recent course and distance running but is probably a couple of pounds too high in the weights. Billy Red finds it tough going in this grade nowadays while Rylee Mooch hasn't won since 2012 and hasn't sparkled on the Polytrack this year. COME ON DAVE won easily at Windsor on Monday night and can race off a 2lb lower mark back on this surface. Daniel Muscutt takes off 5lb again and he's the obvious choice if in the same mood.
Billy Red 8-1 (9-7) Close up, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Dishy Guru (9-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Come On Dave (IRE) 10-3 (9-4) Taken to post early, made all, ridden and ran on, won at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Silverrica (9-9) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Scruffy Tramp (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, soon lost place, behind and eased final furlong, tailed off, last of 7, 38l behind Baltic Brave (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Rylee Mooch 14-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place and one pace when edged left over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 4l behind Dawn Catcher (9-6) at Newbury 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Senator Bong 7-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, pushed along in 3rd 2f out, ridden one pace and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Clearing (9-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Johnny Splash (IRE) 5-2 (8-13) Chased winner throughout, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Clearing (9-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.