BONOMAN didn't have an unduly hard race at Ffos Las on Sunday when winning by six lengths. Today's longer trip shouldn't be no problem and Evan Williams' charge can shrug off a penalty and can go in again. This looks less competitive than the race Captain Tidds finished fourth in at Newton Abbot last time and he can figure along with Pocket Aces, fifth on his return to action at Plumpton last month. The remaining pair are harder to fancy on their recent form.
Bonoman (IRE) 11-4fav (9-12) Prominent, 4th and niggled along before 4 out, closed 3 out, led after 2 out, ridden clear flat, won at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft beating Anay Turge (11-12) by 6l, 6 ran.
Pocket Aces (IRE) 85-40fav (11-3) Chased leaders, left in 2nd at 5th, joined leader next, effort approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 12l behind Truckers Benefit (11-7) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Captain Tidds (IRE) 85-40fav (10-10) In touch, blundered 9th, went 3rd before 13th, one pace and no impression from 3 out, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 8, 8l behind Red Law (9-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
Lidjo De Rouge (FR) 40-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, challenged 3rd, weakened before 4 out, 6th of 11, 28l behind Changing Lanes (11-5) at Ludlow 3m am hcp ch 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
My Faithful Annie (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 6th, no impression after, 5th of 8, 20l behind Tower (10-7) at Fakenham 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.