Crannaghmore Boy won easily over a similar trip at Newton Abbot last week and will be fancied to defy his penalty. But VON GALEN shaped nicely at Ffos Las on the same day after getting his second wind. The veteran may have just needed that and, getting 18lb from the top weight, could represent more value. Cruz On Ted should strip fitter for his comeback here two weeks ago and this longer trip will also help.
Crannaghmore Boy (IRE) 11-8fav (11-4) With leader, led 12th, clear from 16th, easily, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gf beating Georgian King (11-12) by 12l, 5 ran.
Amroth Bay 16-1 (11-0) Prominent, ridden after 3 out, lost place approaching next, 9th of 16, 32l behind Signed Request (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr '13.
Cruz On Ted 12-1 (10-11) Always behind, tailed off from 3 out, 5th of 7, 43l behind Johnnys Legacy (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf.
Von Galen (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, went 3rd before last, one pace, 3rd of 7, 15l behind It Is What It Is (10-12) at Ffos Las 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gd.
Aaly 20-1 (10-0) Towards rear, struggling before 6 out, tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Johnnys Legacy (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf, 7 ran.