Pavers Star has been well beaten either side of a second at Doncaster and it's anybody's guess as to what mood he'll be in while Sir Geoffrey is overlooked off an 8lb higher mark than last month's win at Yarmouth. Wicked Wilma has slipped down the weights and is further assisted by an apprentice's 7lb claim while Quality Art posted a better effort at Nottingham last week and can at least make the frame again. GOTTCHER is looking to end a long losing run and after finishing third at Musselburgh on his belated reappearance. Keith Dalgleish's charge gets a tentative vote off his current mark.
Gottcher 50-1 (8-8) Keen led until over 3f out, chased winner, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Red Baron (9-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Pavers Star 10-1 (9-10) Disputed lead until ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Tuibama (9-8) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Amenable (8-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Quality Art (USA) 16-1 (8-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Steel Rain (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
One Kool Dude 28-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 11th of 16, 9l behind Bondi Beach Boy (9-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 33-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, last of 8, 9l behind Strong Man (10-3) at Leicester 6f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Sharp Shoes 16-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 11l behind Bondi Beach Boy (8-2) at Catterick 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Stumbled start, soon tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on, 3rd and held near finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Tuibama (9-8) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Piste 18-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 4l behind Captain Royale (9-6) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Prigsnov Dancer (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 11l behind China Excels (9-4) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Mystical Witch 50-1 (8-0) Chased leader, led halfway, ridden and headed 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 9l behind Burren View Lady (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Bird Dog 50-1 (8-7) Led narrowly, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Speedyfix (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Robyn 14-1 (8-5) Pushed along in rear, never on terms, 9th of 10, 7l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-0) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.