Planetex has the assistance of Lucy Alexander and is home and hosed if the form of his second to Nenge Mboko is taken literally as the winner that day has since landed a competitive Windsor handicap before running a fine fifth behind Magic City at Glorious Goodwood last week. However, it was only in a seller in which Planetex hunted up Nenge Mboko and the winner has obviously improved dramatically since. He's worth a saver if prices allow though with METHAALY put forward as a value option. Michael Mullineaux is having a really good time of things this season and his 10-y-o, a fine stable servant, has won 16 of 149 races, the majority over this trip to which he now returns. He goes well for an amateur or conditional and let's hope he can bring up the 150 with victory. Old boy Beckermet has place claims whilst Just The Tonic is respected but all wins to date have come over further.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not much room on inside over 6f out, switched right over 5f out, closed 4f out, lost place 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 13l behind Verse Of Love (10-2) at Chester 1m ldy hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Paradise Spectre 28-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 11, 20l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-12) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Captain Scooby 6-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 8l behind Bajan Bear (9-9) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Just The Tonic 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 8l behind Relight My Fire (8-10) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Planetex (IRE) 7-4 (8-9) Pressed leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed just over 1f out, soon bumped, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Nenge Mboko (9-1) at Nottingham 6f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in Jul.
Beckermet (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) With leader and keen, led over 2f out, headed 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Barney McGrew (9-13) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Rigolleto (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 6th of 10, 7l behind Desert Command (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Red Roar (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 5l behind Black Annis Bower (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Methaaly (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden on outside well over 1f out, always towards rear, 9th of 11, 13l behind Verse Of Love (10-2) at Chester 1m ldy hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Spread Boy (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Tracked winner until over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 4, 10l behind Hopes N Dreams (9-2) at Hamilton 6f clm stks (6) gf in Jul.