Paul Nicholls has enjoyed a 50 per cent strike rate with his bumper horses here in the last five years and URUBU D'IRLANDE can improve those stats by landing this on his debut under Rules. He changed hands for a sizeable figure after winning a point-to-point at Trebudannon by 10 lengths in May. Kilmurvy should go on to better things after finishing second in a Stratford bumper in May but Irish raider Chakisto has gone backwards since finishing third at Limerick in April. Calusa Comet looks the pick of the newcomers on breeding and is worth watching for future reference along with Harry Fry's Oscar Rock, another point-to-point winner, and Vicator.
Billy Dutton 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division, outpaced 6f out, never near leaders, 7th of 17, 25l behind Claret Cloak (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Calusa Comet (IRE) Alamshar gelding out of Erins Love.
Chakisto (FR) 11-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into moderate 2nd briefly 5f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Rory O'Moore (11-10) at Tipperary 2m N H flat hvy.
Crackerjack 20-1 (11-2) Held up, took keen hold, headway 7f out, weakened 4f out, 7th of 12, 32l behind Troyan (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nhf (5) gd.
Ebbor Gorge Septieme Ciel gelding out of Danse Slave.
I'm Not Telling (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Incognito.
Kenai Peninsula 20-1 (9-12) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, bumped over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 7th of 15, 24l behind Up To Something (11-1) at Newbury 2m NH flat (2) gs in Mar.
Kilmurvy (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up, ridden over 5f out, headway to 3rd under pressure over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind African Gold (10-12) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gd in May.
Mixed Meaning (IRE) Fair Mix gelding out of Connotation.
Oscar Rock (IRE) 7-4 (10-7) won at Holnicote 3m ptp gs in May beating King Kash (12-0) by nk, 12 ran.
Urubu D'irlande (FR) 3-1 (10-7) won at Trebudannon 2m 4f ptp gd in May beating Cracking Habit (11-7) by 10l, 10 ran.
Vicator 3-1 (10-12) Close up and keen, weakened from 3f out, 11th of 13, 22l behind Lower Hope Dandy (11-2) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in May.