Lady Bluesky was placed a couple of times on the Flat in October and is one for the short-list in this. Flaygray won easily over a slightly longer trip here last time and appears on the upgrade, while Strong Knight has been placed twice on the level since finishing third at Wetherby in October. Surprise Vendor and Freddie Brown return from a break but Beidh Tine Anseo is eased in grade after finishing fourth at Musselburgh and Scriptwriter will have needed his run at Wetherby. WILLIE HALL will be a lot happier back over hurdles and has plenty in his favour today. He should be thereabouts at decent odds.
Beidh Tine Anseo (IRE) 3-1 (10-7) Held up in touch on inside, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, staying on when left 3rd 2 out, weakened to 4th final 150 yards, 4th of 8, 7l behind Golden Future (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Nov.
Scriptwriter (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 15th of 18, well behind Ubi Ace (11-5) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
Willie Hall 16-1 (11-2) Close up, mistake 8th, ridden 4th, weakened next, 5th of 6, 46l behind Kudu Country (11-2) at Carlisle 2m nov chs (4) gs in Nov.
Strong Knight 11-4 (11-0) Tracked leaders, chased winner approaching 4th, lost 2nd when no extra towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2l behind King Zeal (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Lady Bluesky 14-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear on outer, weakened after 4 out, 11th of 17, 12l behind Remember Now (11-4) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 100-1 (9-12) Held up in mid-division, ridden approaching 6th, soon behind, 11th of 12, 47l behind Desert Cry (11-12) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Flaygray 15-2 (10-12) Held up in touch, led before 2f out, kept on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Nov beating Inoogoo (11-10) by 9l, 16 ran.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out to chase leaders, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 11l behind South Wing (12-1) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jun.
Freddie Brown 5-2fav (10-11) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 1st, headway after 2nd to chase leader next, not fluent 4th or 5th, led 3 out, headed last, hung right 200 yards out, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind What A Steel (10-3) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Cool Baranca (GER) 18-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, one pace, 5th of 16, 17l behind Flaygray (10-12) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.