GOLDSTORM has a 7lb rise in the weights to contend with but scored by three lengths at Haydock last month and can go in again. She looks the safest proposition given her main rivals are less then reliable to say the least. Al Muheer is capable at his best but has finished nearer last in both starts this month while both The Lock Master and Copperwood have had their own ideas about the game for some time now. Albaqaa looks a bigger threat but is rare winner nowadays and Yojimbo has a shout on his best form.
Al Muheer (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 11l behind Graphic (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Arabian Star (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 18l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Goldstorm 8-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Trucanini (9-5) by 3l, 9 ran.
Albaqaa 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gf.
The Lock Master (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 27l behind Fennell Bay (9-11) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Alakhan (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Steadied start, took keen hold towards rear, ridden and hung left well over 1f out, moderate progress inside final furlong, never in contention, 9th of 16, 12l behind Take Two (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Copperwood 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 15th of 16, 20l behind Norse Blues (9-7) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Yojimbo (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Driven to lead, headed over 7f out, chased leader until 5f out, chased leading pair until 3f out, driven and went 3rd again over 1f out, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Storming (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Ferdy (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 10l behind Diman Waters (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.