Peter Bowen might have a chance of a quick double in this as MIGHTY CLARETS ran his best race so far over hurdles at Stratford two weeks ago. He was a frequent winner on the level and is less exposed than some of these over timber. Tadabeer, another useful sort on the Flat, was well backed at Worcester but could only finish third and more is needed now while Bob's Legend looks to have plenty of weight for a modest third at Ludlow. Persian Herald and Tiradia have had plenty of chances and the latter was beaten in a seller last time.
Bob's Legend (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, outpaced 4 out, headway 2 out, stayed on approaching last, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Church Field (11-0) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Persian Herald 20-1 (11-0) Led, mistake 6th, headed before next, outpaced approaching last (normal 2 out), stayed on final 150 yards, 4th of 12, 11l behind Lyssio (11-0) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.
Dont Take Me Alive 20-1 (11-9) Held up in touch on inside, ridden 3 out, no extra last, 5th of 14, 23l behind Social Realism (11-9) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Mighty Clarets (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) In touch, closed 2nd, went 2nd after 2 out, dropped to 3rd and stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Brass Monkey (10-10) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Regal Ramirez 14-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, effort before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 29l behind Bunratty (11-1) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in May.
Tadabeer 6-4fav (11-0) Mid-division, mistake 4th, headway 5th, ridden 3 out, one pace next, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Social Realism (11-9) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Tiradia (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway when mistake 5th, ridden after 2 out, stayed on flat, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Wom (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Garth Mountain 7-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, pecked 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 9, 12l behind Momkinzain (10-10) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf.
Stadium Of Light (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up in mid-division, not much room 2nd, headway before 6th, jumped left next, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Inside Knowledge (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
History Lesson 14-1 (10-9) Towards rear, not fluent 2nd, pushed along after next, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Logical Approach (11-6) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in May, 10 ran.
Teeiygee 40-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outside to chased leaders after 3rd, weakened next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Brother Scott (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May, 10 ran.