Green Flag has won six of his 11 starts over hurdles and is unbeaten in two runs over fences. He'll need to improve again but there's every chance he'll do so. He was just in front of STREAMS OF WHISKEY when that one fell at the last at Ayr earlier this month but the latter had blundered his way round and with a better round of jumping could take his revenge on 6lb better terms. Scotswell, who was beaten seven lengths into second, jumped very well and, as that was his chasing bow, he looks certain to make progress. Winning point-to-pointer Ocean Club is consistent enough though too far out of the handicap to consider but Green Wizard, who won his first three starts over fences all in May, has competed at a higher level subsequently and had no chance after a bad mistake at Market Rasen last time.
Green Flag (IRE) 10-11fav (11-1) In touch, headway before 5 out, challenged next, led 3 out, clear before last, won at Ayr 3m 1f (3) sft beating Scotswell (10-7) by 7l, 5 ran.
Green Wizard (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, blundered badly 6th, in rear next, behind when pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Gullinbursti (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 6f (3) sft, 7 ran.
Streams Of Whiskey (IRE) 9-2 (10-5) Led, not fluent and headed 3rd, led before 4 out, headed 3 out, every chance 2 out, in 2nd and held when fell last, in a race won by Green Flag (11-1) at Ayr 3m 1f (3) sft, 5 ran.
Scotswell 9-2 (11-5) Led, mistake 8th, headed 10th, remained close up, outpaced before 4 out and lost place, kept on to take 3rd place from last, no impression, 3rd of 5, 10l behind No Planning (11-9) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Ocean Club 2-1 (11-5) With leader, went 3rd before 4 out, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Kilbree Chief (10-5) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.