Musselburgh third Kie, who appears to have the beating of Stormin Exit, is a free-going sort so there will be no hanging about here as Stagecoach Pearl, who finished ahead of Imjoeking at Wetherby in December, also likes to force the pace. Jet Master was held up well off the pace when scoring easily here at the start of the month so should be suited if they go off quickly but UN GUET APENS looks better treated. He had stablemate Rockawango behind on worse terms at Carlisle last time and should be up to winning a race like this off his current mark.
Kie (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Led until 6th, led 8th, headed 3 out, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Swift Arrow (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Feb.
Jet Master (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Held up in last pair, headway 4 out, went 2nd 2 out, led before last, drew clear flat, comfortably, won at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs beating Smadynium (11-4) by 11l, 8 ran.
Rockawango (FR) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, ridden before last, no extra run-in, 4th of 6, 9l behind Mitchell's Way (11-5) at Carlisle 2m nov chs (3) gs.
Stagecoach Pearl 11-2 (11-7) Led until mistake and headed 6th, weakened from 5 out, 5th of 6, 22l behind De Boitron (11-12) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Dec.
Imjoeking (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Led, not fluent 2 out, headed before last, no extra, last of 2, 11l behind Eduard (11-7) at Ayr 2m nov chs (4) hvy.
Un Guet Apens (FR) 5-1 (11-5) Led, headed 4 out, riden and every chance last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Mitchell's Way (11-5) at Carlisle 2m nov chs (3) gs.
Stormin Exit (IRE) 10-3 (10-6) Led, headed 4 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Jimmy The Hat (10-2) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy.