Gottcher is saddled with a 12lb penalty for his two recent victories but he's won off a higher mark in the past so will take some beating. However, the concession of over a stone to the in-form MEGALEKA may prove beyond him as Alan Bailey's filly, who won easily at Nottingham a couple of weeks ago, almost defied an 8lb rise in a better race at Yarmouth on Sunday and Natasha Eaton's claim is a major bonus. Tuibama bounced back to winning ways at Newcastle last month and should go well again and stablemate Captain Royale is just 4lb higher than his victory on that track. Lady Poppy looked on her way back to form with a decent effort here last time and she's won here in the past.
Gottcher 6-5fav (9-13) Made all, ran on well, won at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Rock Canyon (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Partner (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, 4th and one pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 6l behind Silverware (9-10) at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Towards rear and outpaced, ridden inside final furlong, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 6l behind Lord Buffhead (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Tuibama (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) With leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, held on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul beating See Vermont (8-6) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Captain Royale (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Raced wide in touch, headway to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Diamond Blue (9-10) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Kyzer Chief 80-1 (8-0) Hood removed very late and slowly into stride, soon recovered and in touch, driven along halfway, weakened soon after, last of 11, 14l behind Bondi Beach Boy (9-5) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Lady Poppy 15-2 (9-5) Close up, soon pushed along, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Lord Buffhead (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Megaleka 3-1 (8-6) Keen tracked leaders, hampered approaching 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, still hanging when ran on to press winner near finish, 2nd of 4, nk behind Honeymoon Express (9-2) at Yarmouth 5f fll hcp (5) gd.
Tongalooma 11-2 (9-4) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 7l behind Diamond Blue (9-10) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Baybshambles (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Little Jimmy Odsox (9-9) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Windforpower (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, staying on when eased towards finish, 7th of 13, 3l behind Lord Buffhead (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Stumbled and awkward leaving stalls, soon chasing leaders, weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind Gottcher (9-13) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Piste 28-1 (8-5) Towards rear, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Lord Buffhead (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.