Rathmoyle House has been mainly disappointing over hurdles and fences though he did run a bit better at Killarney last time. Diddley Dee gained his first success over fences over 2m5f here last month but a 6lb rise looks harsh and Acapulco Gold has yet to prove he stays this far. WILD GEESE would prefer some rain as it was good ground when he won easily over the track and trip in May. He's shown nothing in two subsequent starts at a higher level but can concede weight all round providing the ground doesn't firm up.
Wild Geese (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Tracked leading pair until 6th, lost place next, struggling 13th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Dantes King (11-12) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Jul, 6 ran.
O Crotaigh (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Led, headed before 4th, not fluent and pushed along 9th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 7, 19l behind Rockiteer (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
Acapulco Gold (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway when not much room on bend after 5 out, outpaced next, 4th of 7, 10l behind Sergeant Pink (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Aug.
Diddley Dee 7-2 (10-9) In rear, reminder 7th, mistake 9th, headway 4 out, led 2 out, stayed on well, won at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug beating Merry Minster (10-0) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Rathmoyle House (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, no impression in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 15, 13l behind Blaze Of Fire (11-0) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Aug.
Solway Sam 3-1fav (11-11) In rear, mistake 2nd, headway approaching 11th, jumped right and bumped rival 3 out, mistake 2 out, jumped right and mistake last, no extra, 5th of 11, 15l behind Terfel's Toscar (11-2) at Perth 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Jul.