Black Cow has his first run for Chris Gordon having left Paul Nicholls. He's proved expensive to follow so far but Vedani was third here in June off today's mark while Marju's Quest has shown enough to suggest he can find a small race somewhere. He makes more appeal than the other four-year-old, Hermosa Vaquera. WORKBENCH is often keen but he bolted up over fences at Huntingdon on bank holiday Monday and races off the same mark here - he'll be tough to peg back.
Workbench (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Held up, took keen hold, headway 9th, went 2nd after 3 out, led 2 out, not fluent when clear last, very easily, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Milgen Bay (11-2) by 12l, 6 ran.
Black Cow (IRE) 3-10fav (11-0) Took keen hold, led 1st until after next, led again 4th, clear before next, hit 6th, reduced lead before 2 out, headed 2 out, soon driven along, no extra approaching last, clear 2nd, 2nd of 7, 6l behind One More Tune (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Vedani (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders on outside, not fluent 3 out, went 2nd before next, jumped left and not fluent last, weakened into 3rd flat, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Cinevator (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.
Double U Dot Ede's 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place 8th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Master Of The Hall (11-1) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd, 6 ran.
Marju's Quest (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Held up in touch in rear, took keen hold, closed from 5th, ridden after 2 out, went 2nd flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Cusheen Bridge (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Hermosa Vaquera (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, lost place before 4 out, 9th of 12, 26l behind Cappielow Park (11-13) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.