Bobowen chases a hat trick for Richard Newland and with the six-year-old routing his field at Stratford by an easy 15 lengths, we can expect to see the bookmakers pricing accordingly. Alan Spence endured a near miss at Southwell this week, and the owner may just avail himself of some compensation with DANCING DUDE. Though something of an awkward ride, the five-year-old demonstrated plenty of aptitude with victories at Towcester and over C&D, but he showed precious little in two starts last winter and his campaign was quickly curtailed. If Nicky Henderson has cleared all ills - a fresh start could work wonders. Raajih appears to have shown improvement for the application of a tongue strap and he is respected in receipt of weight. Viking Ridge won his maiden over C&D and makes a quick reappearance but Mythical Warrior could be of more interest. Jonjo O'Neill's charge landed plenty of bets when posting a smart success in a Hereford maiden and there could be more to come.
Cygnet 6-1 (11-10) Led, jumped left 3rd, clear before 4th, jumped left and headed 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 36l behind Greyfriars Drummer (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Jun.
Peadar Miguel 7-2 (11-6) Led, headed after 3 out, lost place before next, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 31l behind Tindaro (11-0) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Dancing Dude (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Prominent, led 5th, headed approaching 2 out, weakened before last, tailed off, 5th of 13, 41l behind Shuil Royale (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Jan.
Laustra Bad (FR) 16-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along from 5th, soon reminders, weakened from 4 out, last of 5, well behind Dineur (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Jun.
Viking Ridge (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th, led approaching 3 out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd beating Irish Symphony (10-0) by 7l, 8 ran.
Bedouin Bay 12-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, challenged after 7th, led approaching 2 out, soon headed, weakened before last, 11th of 15, 27l behind Top Smart (11-5) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Feb.
Catch Tammy (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Prominent, chased winner from 3rd, ridden and hung left from 3 out, not fluent when no impression on winner last, soon 3rd and one pace, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Dance Tempo (10-12) at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Glingerbank (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Close up, ridden 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 11, 28l behind Natural Spring (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
On The Right Path 5-2fav (11-2) Held up in rear, headway on outside approaching 4 out, disputing 2nd 3 out, driven before next, weakened to 4th before last, 4th of 5, 15l behind Bunclody (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jun.
Causeway King (USA) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, mistake 3rd, headway approaching 7th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 11, 20l behind Small Fly (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Mythical Warrior (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway from 6th, went 2nd after 2 out, challenged last, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Jun beating Hightown (10-11) by 2l, 12 ran.
Church Island (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Chased clear leader in 2nd, closer 6 out, soon pushed along, no extra after 4 out, 12th of 17, 45l behind Alfa Beat (11-3) at Listowel 3m hcp chs sft in Sep.
Hi Note 9-4 (10-7) Disputed lead, ridden 3 out, ridden before lost 2nd 2 out, no extra in 3rd soon after, 3rd of 5, 15l behind Grafite (11-5) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Bobowen (IRE) 11-10fav (11-2) Always prominent, joined leader after 5th, led 3 out, drew clear between last 2, unchallenged, won at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd beating Gizzit (11-4) by 15l, 15 ran.
Malibu Sun 40-1 (10-13) In rear and mistakes, reminder after 5th, weakened from 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Greyfriars Drummer (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Jun, 10 ran.
Raajih 2-1fav (11-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, headway from 6th, ridden after next, went 2nd approaching 2 out, every chance last, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Commanche Dream (10-0) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Giant Sequoia (USA) 6-1 (11-9) Mid-division, moderate 11th and no extra from 3 out, 11th of 20, 48l behind Major Harry (11-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Oct.