Goal remains in fine form having won over a longer trip at Limerick during the week. He carries a penalty for that while compatriot Dancing Cosmos is up 6lb for her recent win over track and trip. However, TATTING's latest course and distance win looks superior form to the Irish raiders and Chris Dwyer's charge gets the vote to continue winning ways. Icy Blue is another recent course winner who should figure again while Glenridding is capable at this level on his day. Petrify disappointed at Kempton when dropped into this class and is harder to fancy.
Goal (IRE) 2-1fav (10-3) Prominent in chasing group, closer in 4th before straight, challenged between horses from 2f out, led and stayed on well from 1f out, won at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 50-80 gd beating Flying Light (10-7) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Tatting 3-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, went 3rd 2f out, challenged on bit entering final furlong, soon shaken up to lead, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Golden Jubilee (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Angel Cake (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, clipped heels and stumbled over 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 16, 15l behind Living The Life (9-0) at Leicester 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Glenridding 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on outside, effort to challenge over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Dimitar (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Larghetto (USA) 11-8fav (9-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, unable to trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Needwood Ridge (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Close up, led over 6f out, headed over 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 12, 12l behind Tatting (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dancing Cosmos (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and switched right over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep beating Poppy Bond (8-5) by 3l, 13 ran.
Icy Blue 8-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, pushed along to chase leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led over 1f out, kept on under pressure, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Camerooney (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Konzert (ITY) 12-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 11l behind Spes Nostra (9-3) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Petrify 5-2fav (9-3) Soon led, headed after 1f, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Loraine (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Bitaphon (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Greek Spirit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Action Front (USA) 7-2 (8-10) Slowly away towards rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 17l behind Minority Interest (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Direct Trade 40-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, one pace, 4th of 10, 12l behind Silly Billy (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.