CASTLETOWN BRIDGE was backed as though defeat was out of the question at Worcester and duly obliged in impressive fashion. He has more on his plate here under a penalty but still looks the most likely winner. Peg Leg was well backed ahead of his debut at Perth but still looked a little green and could only finish third. He should have more to offer while Motou wasn't disgraced in either start last season and may also have a future. Sure Thing was third at Ludlow in May but tailed off when favourite at Market Rasen the following month and has a bit to prove now. Ifyouletmefinish may prove the best of the newcomers.
Castletown Bridge (IRE) 1-2fav (10-11) Held up in rear, headway 6f out, challenged going well 3f out, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, jinked right towards paddocek exit inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd beating And He's Dreaming (11-4) by 11l, 7 ran.
Catching Dreams (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always behind, completely tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Hang On Groovy (11-2) at Cork 2m 1f N H flat gd in Aug.
Downtown Manhattan (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 9th of 10, 24l behind Lataradud (10-7) at Worcester 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in May.
Effectsmenone Beat All gelding out of Rulou.
Giveitachance (IRE) 66-1 (11-10) Made most until over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 29l behind Asker (10-7) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gd.
Handsome Harry (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Alw cl up, prog 3out, disp 2out, better j last, kow, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Charnley (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, tailed off, 18th of 25, well behind Golden Ticket (11-11) at Punchestown 2m 1f N H flat gf in May.
Ifyouletmefinish (IRE) Bonbon Rose gelding out of Surfing France.
Kierann (IRE) Samraan gelding out of Kiera's Gale.
Motou (FR) 11-2 (11-2) Held up last, went modest 4th over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 17l behind Arbeo (11-9) at Folkestone 2m 1f NH flat (5) sft in Mar.
My Grunter (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Prominent, ridden 11f out, weakened over 7f out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Midnight Prayer (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr '10.
Newmans Boy Loup Sauvage gelding out of Newman's Conquest.
Peg Leg 7-4fav (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 6f out, one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 15l behind Sir Johnson (11-12) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.
Robin Of Spring (FR) 14-1 (11-7) in a race won by Nicks Power (11-7) at Cherrybrook 3m ptp gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Sure Thing (FR) 7-2fav (11-1) In touch, 6th and going okay when hung badly left on bend approaching 4f out, soon eased, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Kayfontaine (10-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Milliejane 16-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 9f out, weakened over 4f out, 7th of 13, 33l behind The Weatherman (10-9) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs.