BUSHCRAFT made a promising start on this track so it was no surprise he started odds-on at Southwell where he had no problems getting off the mark. He's been handed a rating of 80, which looks a bit harsh for a Fibresand winner, but there's more to come and he can defy the burden. Sefaat was expected to score at Beverley after some decent efforts in much better company but found Tweety Pie too strong. That didn't look the best of races so Bath winner Captain Ryan looks more of a threat providing the ground remains fast. Outback Lover is tried in blinkers but hasn't progressed after her victory at Wolverhampton in March.
Bushcraft (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd halfway, led inside final 2f, pushed clear over 1f out, very easily, won at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs beating Anytimeatall (8-9) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Sefaat 7-4fav (9-0) Dwelt, chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Tweety Pie (8-11) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Captain Ryan 3-1 (8-11) Awkward going out and taken steadily to post, chased leaders on outside, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm beating Flicksta (9-1) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Outback Lover (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders on outside, hung badly left from 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 6, 17l behind Majestic Alexander (8-12) at Windsor 5f 2yo fll stks (2) gf in Jun.