Halo Moon made an impressive debut in a Towcester bumper last December and though running poorly on his reappearance at Uttoxeter last month that wasn't his true form. O Ma Lad may have found Catterick too sharp on his debut over timber in December then won his next two starts on the Flat. He's been running in strong company this summer and looks a threat to all. Kodicil is very consistent on the Flat and made a reasonable start over hurdles at Hexham early last month where he looked in need of further. Ivan Boru made all on good ground at Kelso and will be difficult to catch though a penalty may just prove too much. CLUES AND ARROWS was purchased for £45,000 after landing a point at Ballysteen in April and could prove to be a shrewd purchase so gets the vote to make a successful debut under Rules.
Ivan Boru (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Led, jumped right and headed 2 out, led again last, stayed on well, won at Kelso 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr beating Ueueteotl (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Allez Cool (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of La Fisarmonica.
Clues And Arrows (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Mid div, prog 4out, 3rd 2out, ld & qcknd clr bef last where slow jump, ld again run in, progessive, won at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Anseanachai Cliste (12-0) by 5l, 15 ran.
Finaghy Ayr (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 6th of 18, 24l behind Redpender (11-0) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Halo Moon 6-4fav (10-12) Led until after 2nd, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 12, 49l behind Flemenson (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Kodicil (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) In touch, pushed along 3 out, headway to chase leaders after next, weakened flat, 3rd of 11, 14l behind Revocation (11-0) at Hexham 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
O Ma Lad (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) In touch, not fluent 6th, hit 3 out, outpaced next, stayed on under pressure closing stages, 3rd of 15, 15l behind Special Catch (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Omid 100-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, blundered 6th, reminders before next, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 41l behind Milan Bound (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Rosquero (FR) 50-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, mistake 7th, well beaten 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Frizzo (11-0) at Towcester 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr '12, 15 ran.
Fairweather Friend 50-1 (10-5) In rear, not fluent 3 out, in 7th before 2 out, no impression, 6th of 13, 20l behind Little Pop (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gs in Oct.