Blazin White Face found this trip too far on heavy ground at Ayr last month but was second over 2m2f at Kelso last time. Avenging Ace needs to bounce back from a poor run at Ayr in February and Four Fiddlers was pulled up over further at Kelso last time and is starting to look exposed. Nigel Twiston-Davies' runners are always worth noting here and KRUZHLININ should get his raiding party this week off to a winning start as he need only reproduce the form of his latest second at Ascot to get the better of these.
Avenging Ace (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Tracked winner until 6th, weakened from next, 5th of 7, 42l behind The Tracey Shuffle (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Four Fiddlers (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 7th, soon weakened, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Scotswell (11-4) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar, 13 ran.
Kruzhlinin (GER) 9-2 (11-0) Led until 2nd, led next, headed approaching 5th, soon led again, went left and not fluent 2 out, headed last, not pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Kings Bayonet (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (3) gd.
Quinfromcloonbunny (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 7th 3 out, soon no extra, 13th of 20, 35l behind Time To Work (11-0) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Settledoutofcourt (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Always behind, 9th of 13, well behind Red Rocco (11-2) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Mar.
Blazin White Face (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, lost place before 7th, headway before 2 out, left 2nd from last, kept on and always held, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Royal Opera (10-13) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Local Quine (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Prominent, weakened halfway, 14th of 15, well behind Special Catch (11-4) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.