The Bosses Nephew had an entry yesterday at Wincanton and didn't show much at Lingfield earlier this month but Swansbrook has to go on the short-list having won a point-to-point at Black Forest Lodge on the same day Gershwinner unseated his rider on the Flat when leading a different contest. KHACHATURIAN hasn't raced since winning at Llanvapley last April but has always had ability and, with a competent amateur on board, is taken to make a winning reappearance as Cave Hill was still beaten more than 30 lengths when third at Ffos Las. Benedictus' jumping again let him down at Sandown last time and he will always be a risky proposition over regulation fences.
The Bosses Nephew (IRE) 8-1 (12-1) Raced wide, held up in last pair, smooth headway to track leaders 12th, challenged next, weakened after 14th, soon lost touch, well behind in 4th when mistake 2 out (normal 3 out), weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Radetsky March (11-11) at Lingfield 3m amat chs (6) hvy.
Cave Hill (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Led until after 2nd, led and jumped left 7th, headed before 11th, weakened before 4 out, 3rd of 10, 31l behind Bobs Law (11-10) at Ffos Las 3m hts chs (4) hvy.
Gershwinner (IRE) 10-1 (12-5) (cp) led to 5 & 13 til swerved & ur flat aft 4 out, in a race won by Faasel (12-5) at Black Forest Lodge 3m ptp sft, 6 ran.
Swansbrook (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Trckd ldrs; led 2 out; ro wl, won at Black Forest Lodge 3m ptp sft beating Diamond Brook (12-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Benedictus (IRE) 33-1 (12-0) Held up towards rear, hit 1st, mistake next, headway 5th, mistake 6th, not fluent 7th or 15th, weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 8, well behind Gwanako (11-12) at Sandown 3m am chs 0-130 (3) sft.
Khachaturian (IRE) 5-2 (12-7) (cp) led 10; just held on, won at Llanvapley 3m ptp gf in Apr deadheating with Penyfan Dawn (12-7), 8 ran.