Tony Newcombe has proved to be something of a master of reinvigorating cast-offs and former Evan Williams hurdler, Taroum, could figure if taking part having been engaged to run at Bath yesterday. Bernard Llewellyn has really gone to war with five of the declared runners and most eyes are likely to be on Ffos Las scorer, Pandorica, especially as Robert Williams takes a valuable 7lb off. In anticipation of that, the claims of SWEET WORLD could end up being overlooked. Though eight-years of age, he knows how to win at Chepstow and he confirmed his well being with a recent victory over hurdles at Worcester. Moonshine Ruby and Carmen's Concerto are handicap debutantes to note in the betting while Grandad Mac justified market leadership at the course last September and is likely to be staying on when others have cried enough.
Pandorica 3-1 (9-3) Held up, headway to track leaders over 6f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy beating Black Coffee (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Grandad Mac 3-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Stock Hill Fair (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Jalors (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 4f out, kept on, never on terms, 6th of 8, 9l behind Pandorica (9-3) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Tijori (IRE) 18-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 6th of 8, 13l behind Astra Hall (8-9) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Sweet World 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind James Pollard (8-9) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Jun.
Bazart 28-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Astra Hall (8-9) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway to track leaders over 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 5l behind Astra Hall (8-9) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Before Bruce 14-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 11, 25l behind Dew Reward (9-4) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Taroum (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, led over 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Tawseef (8-13) by 5l, 8 ran.
Moonshine Ruby 100-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 17l behind Hippy Hippy Shake (8-9) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Scribe (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 11, 10l behind Kyle Of Bute (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Carmen's Concerto 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, pushed along and headway over 1f out, faded entering final furlong, 4th of 8, 10l behind Gospel Choir (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Abundantly 7-2 (9-2) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 14l behind Lady Kashaan (8-12) at Carlisle 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Belle Park 20-1 (8-13) Slowly away in rear, ridden 3f out, kept on, never near leaders, 7th of 14, 8l behind Pindar (8-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Crazy Chris 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, pressed winner from over 2f out until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 16l behind Pindar (8-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Pahente 6-1 (8-2) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 7l behind Bute Street (9-5) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Grande Illusion 22-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along 5f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, eased, last of 12, 45l behind Eightfold (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs.