BAY CENTRAL's close second behind Mibleu over course and distance recently was his best effort for a long time and he has the beating of Bennys Quest on that run. If he is back on song, the nine-year-old is thrown in today and looks a much better bet than stable companions Lauberhorn and Quarton. Jacks Grey has been in far form over hurdles lately but has questions to answer over the larger obstacles while Cruise In Style will probably have to drop a few pounds before resuming winning ways. Stormy Oscar has failed to build on his debut second over fences at Worcester in May.
Jacks Grey 7-2 (11-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 5th, lost 2nd 2 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd after, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Taigan (11-7) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Ninfea (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Led until before 2nd, led 3rd, pecked slightly 6th, not fluent 8th, edged left before mistake 3 out, joined when mistake, virtually fell and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Wiffy Chatsby (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jun, 7 ran.
Lauberhorn 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, mistake 5 out, soon outpaced, never near leaders, 5th of 6, 21l behind Prospect Wells (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Stormy Oscar (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leader to 4 out, weakened after next, 5th of 7, well behind Synthe Davis (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Bennys Quest (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Held up, mistake 2nd, ridden after 8th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Mibleu (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Quarton (IRE) 10-3 (10-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent and lost place 4th, behind from 6th, 4th of 6, 22l behind Diamond Tammy (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m cnd/am sll hdl (5) gf in May.
Bay Central (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Led until 4 out, stayed close up, stayed on under pressure flat, held by winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Mibleu (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Cruise In Style (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Mid-division, headway 3 out (usual 4 out), driven and stayed on to take 2nd when went left last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Echo Dancer (9-13) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.