Both Magical Treasure and The Goldmeister were well beaten despite making the frame on their latest starts. Hobb's Dream won at Chepstow in April but has failed to figure in a couple of subsequent outings and Golden Squirell is preferred on his recent second at Fontwell. SOLITARY PALM scored over a shorter trip here in May and finished third over track and trip last month when finishing well clear of the rest of the field. Brian Forsey's charge gets the nod racing off the same mark in this.
Magical Treasure 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders in 4th, mistake and reminder 2nd, mistake and dropped to rear 5th, rallied last, went 3rd flat, closed on 2nd, no chance with winner, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Sadler's Star (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.
Roisini Bay (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders to before 4 out, weakened next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Calypso Bay (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May, 11 ran.
The Goldmeister (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Five Out Of Five (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gf in Jul.
Finnegan Paddy (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 3rd, in rear before 8th, tailed off before 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Loughalder (10-10) at Chepstow 3m cond hcp chs (5) sft in Mar, 10 ran.
Hobb's Dream (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Towards rear, mistake and struggling 11th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Robobar (11-11) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug, 11 ran.
Theroadtogorey (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Always towards rear and chasing group, 7th of 10, well behind Ace Fighter Pilot (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f beg chase (4) gf in Jul.
Solitary Palm (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Led, not fluent 7th or 8th, mistake 3 out, soon headed, 3rd and beaten from next, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Jayandbee (11-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Thehorsemaytalk (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Never going well, chased leading trio, reminders after 2nd and next, dropped to rear and struggling after 5th, continued tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind According To Trev (11-0) at Southwell 3m beg chase (4) gd in Aug.
Golden Squirell (IRE) 9-4 (10-9) Led, not fluent 3rd, pecked 4 out, soon pressed and ridden, headed before last, one pace, 2nd of 5, 19l behind Joe The Rogue (11-4) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs.
Upper Deck (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st or 3rd, headway 9th, one pace from 3 out (normal 4 out), no impression, 5th of 12, 25l behind Watch House (10-10) at Worcester 2m 7f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd.
Volio Vincente (FR) 18-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, not fluent 10th, outpaced 15th, well beaten next, 5th of 8, 44l behind Jayandbee (11-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.