Massinimoss arrives off the back of an easy win in a Durrow point-to-point in May but was well beaten off lower marks over hurdles a couple of years ago and has to give 10lb to GREEN LIGHTNING. Bought out of Martin Weston's yard after winning a Newton Abbot seller by 15 lengths, the gelding can make a winning start for the all-conquering Peter Bowen stable. Obispo will appreciate this first try over 3m under Rules while Academy was second over 2m7f at Kelso in May and is preferred to the inconsistent Groovy Dancer and Cartmel third My Friend George of the others.
Massinimoss (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Alw pr, went on 3out, easily, won at Durrow 3m ire ptp sft in May beating Gone Bust (12-0) by 3l, 10 ran.
Mill Bay 12-1 (10-12) Prominent, bad mistake 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Alderimli (10-6) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May, 18 ran.
Obispo (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) In rear early, progress from 5 out, 5th 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one paced straight, 4th of 18, 16l behind Best Value (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Academy (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up in last, headway from 3 out, every chance next, stayed on, held by winner flat, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Unex Canaletto (10-11) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Groovy Dancer 9-4fav (11-1) Tracked leader, lost place before 2 out, 6th of 7, 24l behind Rattlin (11-7) at Hexham 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Quacity (FR) 11-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden after 4 out, weakened 2 out, 7th of 9, 46l behind My Friend George (10-6) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Apr.
My Friend George 3-1fav (11-9) Held up, struggling 13th, 17 lengths 6th last, headway soon after, went close 3rd after home bend, stayed on, unable to challenge, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Solway Dornal (9-7) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Green Lightning (IRE) 7-2fav (10-9) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, joined leader 3 out, led before 2 out, clear before last, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun beating Theoystercatcher (11-4) by 15l, 17 ran.
Strandfield Bay (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway after 5th, hit 3 out, no extra flat, 6th of 19, 15l behind Union Saint (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul '12.
Birnies Boy 9-1 (11-2) Led to after 3 out, driven and outpaced next, rallied to press winner last, ridden and kept on flat, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Miss Tarantella (10-11) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in May '11.
Feisty Lass (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Waited with, some progress and not much room bend after 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace 2 out, 7th of 16, 12l behind Cerveza Dinero (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Reckless Romeo (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 4 out, mistake next, soon behind, tailed off, 5th of 11, well behind Auberge (11-1) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Eliades Run (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Mid-division, weakened from 7 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Sierra Victor (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Jun, 12 ran.
Bob Will (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Prominent, not fluent 3 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 11, 23l behind Presenting Junior (10-0) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.