Beidh Tine Anseo has had several opportunities to end his losing run and the fitting of blinkers here smacks of desperation while a penalty will make life tough for Friday's Ayr winner Cool Baranca. Nine Stories is back on a winning mark but there hasn't been a lot of encouragement in his last two runs and he has to give 3lb to SILVERLORD. After three promising runs on the Polytrack at Dundalk, there wasn't a lot wrong with his reappearance over hurdles at Limerick earlier this month and the easier ground today will suit. Parson's Punch and King's Chorister are yet to prove themselves in this grade but are in form and still at the right end of the handicap.
Nine Stories (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off before 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Palawi (11-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Feb.
Silverlord (FR) 8-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, closer in 4th approaching straight, no impression under pressure from between last 2 and left 3rd from last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 20l behind False Economy (11-9) at Limerick 2m hdl gd.
Sitting Tennant 3-1 (11-0) Wandered 1st, tracked winner 2nd to next, close up 3rd when fell 6th, in a race won by Alderley Rover (11-0) at Musselburgh 3m beg chase (4) sft in Feb '11, 6 ran.
Beidh Tine Anseo (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden after 3 out, stayed on flat, went 3rd 100 yards out, finished well, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Suprise Vendor (11-4) at Kelso 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd.
Cool Baranca (GER) 8-1 (9-13) Tracked leader, challenged 3 out, led before last, well in command towards finish, won at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd beating Aneyeforaneye (11-3) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Lucky Sunny (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Held up in touch and keen, soon chased leaders, weakened before 2 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Dartford Warbler (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs, 10 ran.
Parson's Punch 12-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, headway 3 out, led after last, kept on well, won at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar beating Tutchec (11-0) by 5l, 9 ran.
King's Chorister 11-2 (11-6) Held up in rear, smooth headway 3 out, chased leaders next, ridden to challenge last, ran on to lead closing stages, won at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar beating Urban Kode (10-13) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.