With Geoff Harker in good form and Silvestre De Sousa riding this course so well Burns Night can get competitive despite his big weight as he has gone well here in the past. Ian McInnes loves a winner on his local track and Irish import Mutamaleq should be losing his maiden tag soon as he's slipping to what looks a very fair mark. A spell of hurdling appears to have done the trick for Lindoro who gained his second recent victory on the Flat at Thirsk and is still very well treated on his best form. Flying Applause is consistent enough but better handicapped on the all-weather while Mandhooma is a specialist at Brighton. EMERALDS SPIRIT hasn't shown much in two starts this month but she had some strong form over this trip in the autumn and a chance is taken that she can return to her best in a tight affair.
Burns Night 9-1 (9-4) Slowly away, in rear, no impression when not much room approaching final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind My Gacho (9-7) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Muftarres (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on inner 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Bold Marc (9-0) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Powerful Pierre 9-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, headway on inner over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind My Gacho (9-7) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Lindoro 6-1 (8-4) Always prominent, led over 2f out, strongly challenged entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr beating Mr Macattack (9-6) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Northern Flyer (GER) 17-2 (9-2) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 12l behind No Quarter (8-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Mutamaleq (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Soon led, headed and ridden 3f out, no impression over 1f out, one pace (finished 5th, promoted to 4th), 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (8-10) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Apr.
Mandhooma 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 3l behind Woolston Ferry (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Emeralds Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 16l behind Global (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (6) gd.
Blue Noodles 11-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 28l behind Euston Square (9-7) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Master Leon 12-1 (9-2) Led stands side trio, in touch until halfway, weakened 3f out, 13th of 14, well behind Spavento (9-2) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Flying Applause 3-1fav (9-1) Unseated rider on way to post, chased leaders on inside, pushed along halfway, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Avonlini (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.