BIT OF A JIG is yet another Donald McCain novice off the point-to-point conveyor belt. The Cholmondeley handler has enjoyed a terrific strike rate with similar types in this sort of race and the five-year-old can add to the tally. Everylasting has won between the flags, though in modest company, while The Ferick landed a Market Rasen bumper in June but has disappointed since. Little Glenshee was second at Perth in April over hurdles but her overall form suggests connections will struggle to find a race for her.
Ballycarbery 250-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, mistake and reminder 4th, struggling 7th, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Maggio (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f hdl (4) gs, 9 ran.
Bit Of A Jig (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Mid div, 5th halfway, ld 4out, chal 3out, hdd aft last,kow, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Happy River (12-0) at Laurencetown 3m ire ptp gs in May.
Brieryhill Boy 66-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 6f out, went 3rd over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 31l behind Wolf Shield (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
De Bee Keeper (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Mid-division, chased leaders over 4f out, ridden and stayed on same pace final 2f, no chance with leading trio, 4th of 11, 17l behind Our Joey (11-2) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Everylasting (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Made most, ro best from 2out, won at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gf in Apr beating Presenting Junior (11-4) by 2l, 9 ran.
The Ferick (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, took closer order 4 out, weakened next, 5th of 8, 43l behind Pas Trop Tard (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Three White Socks (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Held up in touch in last, not always fluent, saddle starting to slip when mistake 9th, soon ridden along, tack problems got worse and forced to pull up after 2 out, in a race won by On Broadway (10-12) at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jun, 6 ran.
Uno Valoroso (FR) 66-1 (10-11) Held up in rear and keen, soon mid-division in 5th, weakened before 8th, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Green Flag (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy.
War On (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Tr ldrs, rdn bef 3out, sn wknd, ko in rr, 7th of 9, 41l behind Road To Riches (12-0) at Sligo 3m ire ptp in May.
Little Glenshee (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Close up, led after 3rd, headed 2 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Keeneland (10-11) at Perth 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Rowan Road 33-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, weakened 5 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Ballybough Pat (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy.