Neige D'Antan finally got his head in front when winning a classified race at Kempton last time but is no good thing to follow-up back in a handicap. Kathleensluckylad also lost his maiden tag here a week ago and is up 5lb for that but others make more appeal. Cobbs Quay and High 'n Dry have both slipped down the weights and posted better efforts last time and GOAL fits a similar profile. He was winning at this track off a 12lb higher mark last year and after going very close over a shorter trip here during the week, he gets the vote.
Goldmadchen (GER) 7-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort to chase leading pair inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression when lost place inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 21l behind High Resolution (9-0) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Cobbs Quay 14-1 (8-13) Dwelt and soon pushed along, mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, disputing lead entering final furlong, stayed on but not pace of winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Inpursuitoffreedom (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Kathleensluckylad (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, strongly pressed, held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Langham Lily (8-13) by ns, 12 ran.
Tartan Gunna 11-1 (8-12) Slowly away in rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 9l behind Pravda Street (8-8) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Goal (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, challenged and edged left over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Star City (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
High 'n Dry (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Pindar (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Vinniespride (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, 9th after halfway, kept on same pace under pressure approaching 2f out, 8th of 13, 22l behind Forest Minx (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 13, 9l behind Chasin' Rainbows (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Neige D'antan 7-4fav (8-11) Mid-division, headway on inside 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, not clear run and switched right inside final 2f, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Kempton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep beating Roman Senate (8-11) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Gulf Storm (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, pushed along 6f out, lost 2nd 2f out, soon well held, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Livery (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f mdn stks (4) hvy in Sep.
Victorian Number (FR) 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final 100 yards, 6th of 14, 2l behind Trusting (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Golan Heights (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Prominent on far side, 3rd halfway, short of room and went wrong side of marker over 2f out, disqualified, in a race won by Dream Applause (11-4) at Laytown 7f amt stk in Sep, 10 ran.
Rock of Monet 40-1 (9-0) Held up, always in rear, 10th of 12, 10l behind Star City (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.