A competitive bumper to finish off the card in which we like the look of recent Kelso winner GILBARRY ahead of Rollwiththepunches and Witherspoon. The selection won nicely on his debut at Kelso acting well on the fast surface that day. He knew his job and showed no real sign of greenness and coming from a yard that do so well in these types of races he is difficult to oppose. Rollwiththepunches finished third to the selection last time out and with no penalty to carry he has to be given a chance to go close. He was sent off favourite that day and may well have come up against a horses that could end up being quite special. Witherspoon finished second in a point to point before winning at Ayr for his new connections. He did the job well that day and although he may be up against it here he is still a horse to follow in the future. So for the winner we return to Gilbarry.
Gunpoint (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Made all, hard pressed over 2f out, ridden and edged left 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar beating Avanos (10-4) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Witherspoon (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, smooth headway to lead over 2f out, clear when edged left entering final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar beating Willie Hall (10-13) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Gilbarry (IRE) 9-4 (10-9) Mid-division, smooth headway to lead 2f out, shaken up and soon clear, won at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar beating Claude Carter (10-11) by 6l, 12 ran.
Storm Brig 16-1 (10-11) Towards rear, smooth headway to lead 2f out, soon ridden and ran on well, won at Kelso 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Mar beating Lilla Sophia (9-13) by 8l, 14 ran.
Carters Rest 50-1 (10-11) Always behind, tailed off 3f out, last of 16, well behind Schofield (10-11) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gf in May.
Master Beau Beat All gelding out of Golden Aureole.
Red Tanber (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden and soon one pace, 4th of 12, 20l behind Gilbarry (10-9) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Sunarri (IRE) Sonus gelding out of Rosearro.
Topo Gigio (FR) 5-1 (11-7) Alw pr til wknd aftr 4out, pu 2out, in a race won by Balnahinch (11-7) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp in Nov, 13 ran.
Rollwiththepunches 2-1fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 5f out, plugged on again final 2f, 3rd of 12, 18l behind Gilbarry (10-9) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Sir Frank (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Leave Me Be.