GOAT CASTLE finally came good at Bangor two weeks ago when Spoil me was back in third. That will have done his confidence the world of good and he may be capable of doubling his tally here off an 8lb higher mark as he gets 14lb from the penalised Sedgemoor Express and 21lb from fellow hat-trick-seeker Planetoid, who has gone up 16lb since winning at Uttoxeter in June. Knockgraffon Lad turned in a shocker at Bangor last time while none of the others have shown any recent worthwhile form.
Planetoid (IRE) 1-2fav (11-4) Always prominent, led 5th, headed after next, led again before 3 out, ridden before last, ran on well to draw clear flat, won at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun beating Tom Wade (11-11) by 6l, 11 ran.
Kalamill (IRE) 2-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, headway to chase leading pair 7th, went 2nd going well on long run to 2 out, driven and tried to challenge between last 2, no extra and held flat, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Top Smart (11-1) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb '11.
Symphonick (FR) 5-1 (10-12) Led until before 3 out, weakened approaching next, 6th of 7, 36l behind Purple 'n Gold (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Spoil Me (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway 6th, went 3rd when not fluent 2 out, one pace before last, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Goat Castle (10-1) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, led before next, clear approaching last, comfortably, won at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Echo Dancer (9-10) by 12l, 12 ran.
Investissement 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced approaching 3 out, weakened last, 8th of 14, 32l behind Cayman Islands (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 14-1 (11-8) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway to track leader after 5th, led after next, mistake and headed 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Flicka Williams (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Panache 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out, 5th of 11, 45l behind Separate Shadows (10-12) at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Benny The Swinger (IRE) 3-1fav (10-2) Held up in rear, not fluent 7th, headway before 4 out, weakened after 2 out, 7th of 9, 43l behind Alwaystheoptimist (11-9) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.
Moscow Me (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Mid-division, not always fluent, headway after 7th to challenge next, led 3 out, soon headed, weakened before last, 6th of 12, 41l behind Pete (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Goat Castle (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) In touch in mid-division, closed from 4th, led 2 out, ridden approaching last, clear flat, ran on well, won at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd beating Chankillo (10-7) by 5l, 9 ran.
Hail Tiberius 40-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, pulled hard, ridden and struggling 7th, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind My Lad Percy (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May.