The Last Bridge usually hits a flat spot in his races but responds well to Richard Johnson's urgings and will be running on at the finish. But Material Boy has yet to show much improvement for a tumble down the weights and this is all about TOM BACH. He put Night Safe and Jump Up to the sword over 3m here two runs ago and followed up over a shorter trip next time. He's 9lb higher now but is a real course specialist who should take all the beating.
Accordingtopalm (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Raced wide, held up in last pair, steady headway 11th, went 4th at 12th, outpaced 13th and soon no chance with leading trio, well tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Cloudingstar (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Material Boy 20-1 (10-13) Behind, struggling 5 out, never near leaders, 6th of 8, 43l behind Crystal Swing (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Night Safe (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4th, pushed along and no chance with winner from 4 out, stumbled on landing next, hung left from before next, well clear of 3rd, 2nd of 8, 22l behind Tom Bach (10-0) at Ffos Las 3m cond hcp chs (5) sft in Mar.
Scuderia (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Held up towards ridden 4 out, kept on, never on terms, 5th of 11, 24l behind Dont Do Mondays (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
The Last Bridge 9-2 (10-7) Chased leaders and ran in snatches, driven along and outpaced on long run to 3 out, rallied approaching 2 out, went 2nd approaching last, led last, hung left under pressure run-in and had a goood look at paddock exit, driven out, won at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar beating Chill Factor (11-4) by 4l, 11 ran.
Jump Up 12-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden along after 9th, reminders after next, weakened 12th, 5th of 8, 36l behind Tom Bach (10-0) at Ffos Las 3m cond hcp chs (5) sft in Mar.
Tom Bach (IRE) 11-10fav (9-11) Made all, jumped slowly 5th, not fluent 2 out, ridden and stayed on gamely, won at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar beating No Through Road (10-0) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.