SAWPIT SUPREME would probably have finished ahead of Carrig An Uisce at Hereford earlier this month had she not fallen two out. With a clear round, she could well recoup losses in this as there isn't much to choose between Bohemian Rock and Phar Again on their recent run together over 2m here. Both will appreciate the step up in trip while Pensnett Bay is open to further improvement and makes more appeal than the one-paced Billy Murphy. Junior Jack is probably best watched returning from a break.
Junior Jack 10-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 7th of 10, 33l behind Red Not Blue (11-3) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Phar Again (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Mid-division on outside, in touch 6th, went 2nd and challenged after 3 out, ridden between last 2, every chance last, stayed on under pressure flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Bohemian Rock (10-3) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.
Sawpit Supreme 5-1fav (11-8) Chased leaders, weakening and losing 2nd place when fell 2 out, in a race won by Alpha Way (11-5) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) sft, 14 ran.
Carrig An Uisce (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 14, 40l behind Alpha Way (11-5) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) sft.
Pensnett Bay 20-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, chased leader until 4th, led narrowly approaching 13th, headed next, led again narrowly 4 out, went left 3 out, headed soon after next, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 11, 13l behind Glebehall Bay (11-11) at Hereford 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Billy Murphy 9-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, hampered 8th, outpaced 4 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, 5th of 10, 17l behind Bring It On Home (10-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.
Bohemian Rock 10-3fav (10-3) Tracked leaders, mistake 6th, driven and outpaced after 4 out, stayed on to lead after next, ridden between last 2, held on under pressure flat, won at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs beating Phar Again (11-11) by 1l, 9 ran.