After a spell over hurdles, GOAL returned to the Flat with a victory at Musselburgh. He's up 4lb but has scored over track and trip off higher marks in the past and can follow-up. Nezami's much improved effort at Beverley came in an amateurs' race and Katmai River makes more appeal on his latest second at this track. Poppy Bond and Pippy were placed over 7f last time but Sovereign Power looks a bigger threat on his earlier win at Brighton.
Tanforan 7-1 (8-11) Chased winner until halfway, stayed chasing leaders, weakened 2f out, 8th of 11, 11l behind Amulet (9-2) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Bitaphon (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 10l behind Sleek (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Goal (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Held up in touch, not much room on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Summer Dancer (9-8) by nk, 13 ran.
Nezami (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) In touch, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on well, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Kheskianto (9-11) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Sovereign Power 7-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind North Pole (9-6) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
On The Cusp (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 16l behind Guest Book (9-5) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Pippy 11-4 (9-5) Led, ridden and hung badly left from over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra and lost 2nd in closing stages, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Just Isla (8-12) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Dancing Cosmos (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 9th of 15, 6l behind Wagadoogoochoochoo (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd.
King Of Wing (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 13, 10l behind Napinda (9-1) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Katmai River (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, soon led, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Tatting (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol.
Medecis Mountain 33-1 (9-13) Soon behind, outpaced over 3f out, ridden and stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 8l behind Lothair (10-4) at Carlisle 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Poppy Bond 25-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, ran on strongly final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Elusive Warrior (8-5) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
Valley Dreamer 16-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 10, 12l behind All Right Now (8-12) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.