Rory Boy, Nigel Twiston-Davies' only runner at the meeting, has tumbled down the weights and was third when tried in blinkers at Stratford last month. He could go close along with Sedgefield third Justwhateverulike, another who is starting to look well handicapped. The hat-trick seeking Our Jim loves this fast ground but this looks a big ask for prolific pointer Badger Foot and Harry Flashman disappointed at Hexham last month. OR DE GRUGY has proved something of a Kelso specialist in the past and came right back to form when third at Perth last month. The nine-year-old could be the one today.
Bay Cherry (IRE) 13-2 (11-8) Led first, headed 7th, led again 10th, headed 3 out, ridden to lead again next, headed last, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Go Silver Bullet (10-12) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in Apr.
Or de Grugy (FR) 22-1 (11-2) With leader, led 3 out, headed before next, kept on same pace, took 3rd last stride, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Shake The Barley (10-1) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
Harry Flashman 13-5fav (10-6) Tracked leader led 7th, headed approaching next, under pressure 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 33l behind Fortysecond Street (10-1) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs (2) gf in Apr.
Our Jim (11-10) Walked over, won at Kelso 3m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf, 1 ran.
Rory Boy (USA) 6-1 (11-7) Prominent, reminders after 1st, 4th and ridden along from 6th, no impression after, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 9l behind High Jack (10-13) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in Apr.
More Equity 11-4 (11-9) With leaders early, chased leaders, hit 12th, pushed along 3 out, ridden before last, kept on to go 3rd last 100 yards, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Zitenka (11-9) at Kelso 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Apr.
Badger Foot (IRE) 4-7 (11-0) won at Aspatria 3m ptp gs beating Itzacliche (11-0) by 2l, 6 ran.
Justwhateverulike (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Held up behind, not fluent 1st and rider lost iron, went 3rd from 8th, one pace from 3 out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Ponchatrain (10-11) at Sedgefield 2m 4f am hcp 0-105 (4) gd.
Lethem Present (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Always prominent, led 6th to 11th, went 2nd 3 out, every chance next, ridden between last 2, stayed on under pressure to press winner flat, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Almond Court (9-13) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.