BENEFIT OF YOUTH just failed to give 7lb to Lost Legend at Worcester nine days ago and a repeat effort would see him in the firing-line in this. He'd finished a long way in front of Fighter Jet at Uttoxeter last month, though the latter improved to get off the mark over a shorter trip here next time. Turbo Du Ranch is better known as a chaser these days and was beaten 30 lengths when last appearing over the smaller obstacles while useful Flat stayer Dazinski made mistakes on his hurdling debut here, though will undoubtedly be suited by the step up in distance.
Benefit Of Youth (IRE) 7-4 (11-5) Led, not fluent 1st or 6th, ridden before 2 out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, hd behind Lost Legend (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Fighter Jet 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led approaching last, soon clear, easily, won at Stratford 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gf beating Kimora (10-7) by 10l, 13 ran.
Turbo Du Ranch (FR) 7-1 (11-7) In rear, struggling 14th, plugged on to take moderate 3rd last, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 6, 36l behind Pantxoa (11-11) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Dazinski 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 3 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 11, 22l behind Falcarragh (11-0) at Stratford 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Shock N Freaney (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, struggling 12th, soon lost touch, no chance with leaders, 5th of 7, 40l behind Victor Leudorum (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd.