KILCOMMON PRIDE came home virtually alone despite blundering at the second last over the C&D last week and a 7lb penalty doesn't look enough to prevent a quick double. Shannons Boy is a real mudlark who stays extreme distances so is unlikely to keep tabs on the selection over this trip while Jan Jandura may take a while to get over a heavy fall on his chasing debut at Fontwell last month. Winning point-to-pointer Mr Chippy has shown some promise over fences but he's another who is likely to do better over further.
Jan Jandura (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, mistake 6th, headway 9th, chased leaders 3 out, under pressure when fell next, in a race won by Sadler's Star (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd in Oct, 6 ran.
Mr Chippy (IRE) 5-2fav (10-12) Close up in chasing group, went left 13th, headway to 3rd at 14th, stayed on same pace from 4 out, 3rd of 12, 15l behind Ere Alfie (11-5) at Ludlow 3m cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
Shannons Boy (IRE) 6-4fav (11-10) Mistake and went right 1st, held up, headway to join leaders 13th, hit next, chased winner 16th, challenged and slight peck 3 out, every chance 2 out, outjumped last, no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Hever Road (10-4) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Kilcommon Pride (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, jumped well to lead 7th, clear 4 out, hit 2 out, comfortably, won at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft beating Moorlands Teri (11-12) by well, 4 ran.
Cloran Jack (IRE) 10-3 (10-2) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 7th, blundered badly and lost 2nd 10th, not fluent 12th, went 2nd again approaching 14th, blundered 16th, never able to get on terms with very easy winner, just held on for poor 2nd, 2nd of 4, 44l behind Graduation Night (11-12) at Wincanton 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Western Pride 6-1 (10-5) Pressed for 2nd behind clear leader, not fluent 3rd, ridden approaching 3 out, 3rd and well held after, last of 3, 24l behind Bay Central (11-12) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.