Bermuda Boy keeps finding one too good and that may be the case again today with the fast-improving DIVINE INTAVENTION among the opposition. Hugh Wilson's eight-year-old has now won 10 times, including three hunter chases, and turned the prestigious Coronation Gold Cup at Larkhill into a procession last month having won over 3m here previously. My Flora is the danger as Sheila Crow's mare came right back to her best when fourth in the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham, though had quite a hard race that day. Ryeman was second at Wincanton last time but has plenty to find at the weights.
Ballabrook (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Led, jumped left and headed narrowly 5th, left in lead again next, reminders and headed after 7th, soon behind and weakened, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind High Bird Humphrey (11-7) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Divine Intavention (IRE) 4-6 (12-7) 2nd til led 13; drew clr 3 out; easy, won at Larkhill 3m ptp fm in Mar beating Jayne's Crusader (12-7) by 20l, 6 ran.
My Flora 9-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway 16th, led bypassing 4th last, headed after 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression last, 4th of 22, 14l behind Salsify (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) gd in Mar.
Alfie Noakes 50-1 (12-0) A bhnd; to & pu 12, in a race won by Presentandcorrect (12-7) at Didmarton 3m ptp gd in Mar, 13 ran.
Bermuda Boy (FR) 10-11fav (11-5) Led until 2nd, tracked leader, not fluent 5th, hit 8th, mistake next (water), mistake and remindes 10th, led 12th, hit 4 out, headed next, 1 length off winner when mistake last, no impression flat, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Postmaster (11-11) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (6) gd in Mar.
Ryeman 8-1 (12-4) Led until stumbled 1st, led 4th, headed approaching 6th, led 8th, headed when not fluent 3 out, no extra next, left 2nd last, 2nd of 6, 28l behind Jayne's Crusader (12-4) at Wincanton 2m 5f hts chs (6) gs in Mar.
Tzora 14-1 (11-0) Hdwy 12; wknd qckly 14; to & pu 2 out, in a race won by Master Wolfe (11-0) at Brafield-on-the-green 3m ptp gd in Mar, 6 ran.
Tara Gale 2-1fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed after 7th, led again after next, headed approaching 13th, soon weakened, moderate 2nd, 2nd of 6, well behind Thatmakestwoofus (11-12) at Huntingdon 3m nov hts chs (6) gf in May.