KICKBOXER ran a stormer on Saturday in a massively-competitive York sprint behind See The Sun and Mick Channon clearly thinks he's over those exertions in order to come here just four days on. This is a different assignment with just the six runners but Charles Bishop claims a handy 3lb and the Clodovil gelding is hard to oppose after such a fine effort. He was beaten by The Hooded Claw at Chester previously but the latter has won both his races on soft ground on turning tracks whereas the selection seems better suited by the straight six on good going. Makin The Rules and Jaeger Train are just out of the weights with the latter preferred of the pair but Roachdale House is hard to assess. He's not been at his best on two starts this term after a promising juvenile career and now reverts to sprinting for the first time since his debut third at Redcar last season.
No Leaf Clover (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 10l behind Aeolus (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gs in May.
Kickboxer (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Held up, switched left and headway over 1f out, went 2nd briefly inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 20, 1 1/4l behind See The Sun (8-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Roachdale House (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon bumped and lost place, no impression after, 6th of 7, 11l behind Azagal (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
The Hooded Claw (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 3rd halfway, went 2nd over 2f out, led well over 1f out and hung left, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, driven out, won at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May beating Kickboxer (8-12) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Makin The Rules (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 18, 21l behind That Is The Spirit (9-7) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Jaeger Train (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Inyordreams (9-6) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.