Recent form figures clearly show how hard this field is finding it to win and modest stakes are the order of the day with question marks against most. Stormhoek has obvious claims at his best but has thrown in the towel the last twice whilst Meirig's Dream has flattered to deceive on more than one occasion. Nevertheless, the Hobbs inmate inhabits a tempting mark and should certainly get involved but SUPREME BOB is the selection. He houses a solid if unspectacular profile in 2014 and was still travelling nicely enough when unseating behind the in-form Tokyo Javelix at Chepstow last time and is taken to make amends. Tough Talkin Man and Zama Zama are also noteworthy.
Zama Zama 4-1 (10-1) Led, soon clear until 7th, headed 10th, one pace and no impression after, 3rd of 5, 21l behind Easily Pleased (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
Stormhoek (IRE) 5-1 (10-2) Mid-division, not travel that well and given reminders on and off, lost touch 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Talkonthestreet (11-9) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar, 8 ran.
Supreme Bob (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway approaching 10th went 2nd approaching 5 out, travelling well enough when blundered and unseated rider next, in a race won by Tokyo Javilex (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Tough Talkin Man (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, blundered 16th, ridden and one pace before 3 out, 4th of 7, 26l behind Shockingtimes (11-11) at Southwell 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Kirbys Glen (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up and well off the pace, pushed along before 7th, struggling after next, struggling in poor 5th before 2 out, left in distant 3rd at the last, lost that position close home, 4th of 8, 24l behind Capisci (11-7) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Meirig's Dream (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Towards rear, reminders after 7th, never dangerous, 7th of 9, well behind Malibu Sun (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
One For The Boss (IRE) 10-3fav (10-5) Prominent, jumped left 4th, lost place when not fluent 7th, well beaten 4 out, 8th of 9, 31l behind Tinelyra (11-0) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Jim Job Jones 20-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, went left 14th, pushed along and struggling in 4th before 4 out, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Tom Bach (10-0) at Ffos Las 3m cond hcp chs (5) sft in Mar.
Tulla Emerald (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, took keen hold, closed 5th, no impression before 3 out, 7th of 9, 21l behind Alderbrook Lad (11-4) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.