It's two years since CRANNAGHMORE BOY last tasted victory but Tony McCoy was the man aboard the horse that scuppered his bid a fortnight ago, and it looks significant that the champion jockey has elected to take the mount today. Chandlers Cross is a prolific winner in point-to-points, and he finally got off the mark under Rules with a victory at Uttoxeter. A 7lb penalty is the only reaction open to the assessor although the second in the race has let the form down at the weekend. Nothingbutthetruth produced his best effort for some time at Fontwell in May so his subsequent effort at Ffos Las has to be regarded as a disappointment. Safe Investment stays further than this and he may just need the run as this will be his first appearance on the racecourse since October.
Nothingbutthetruth (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened before 3 out, lost poor 3rd after last, 4th of 5, 30l behind Forever My Friend (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Crannaghmore Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led before 11th, headed after 14th, stayed on same pace from 2 out, no impression on winner from last, 2nd of 16, 7l behind Whistling Senator (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Le Seychellois (FR) 22-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Adrenalin Flight (11-6) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd, 10 ran.
Roseneath (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Reluctant to line up, mid-division, headway under pressure after 14th, never on terms, weakened flat, 5th of 16, 24l behind Whistling Senator (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Petroupetrov (FR) 9-1 (10-4) Led to 6th, with leader, reminders after 8th, every chance 2 out, weakened run-in, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Baily Storm (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Safe Investment (USA) 33-1 (11-11) Behind, hampered 1st, blundered 3rd, struggling 14th, never dangerous, 6th of 16, 27l behind Royale Knight (11-4) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Oct.
Chandlers Cross (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Prominent, not fluent 10th or 4 out, 5 lengths 2nd 3 out, closed next, soon led, stayed on, won at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf beating Always Bold (11-10) by 5l, 9 ran.
Rifleman (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 10th, weakened before next, 11th of 14, 34l behind Little Eaglet (10-11) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Quayside Court (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling after 12th, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Borolee (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Paddysparks (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) Towards rear, effort 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 12, well behind Sierra Victor (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Jun.