Point-to-point winner Distime ran well when third in a bumper at Musselburgh recently and it would be no surprise to see him take this but preference goes to RED ROCCO. He improved on his debut effort to finish fourth behind Knockalong at Doncaster last month and trainer George Moore has won this race twice in the last four years. Alan King sends Cool Steel, who will have come on for his recent introduction on the turf at Southwell, and he's preferred to stablemate and newcomer Medinas. Perfect Ending showed some promise on his debut at Catterick and is also worth noting.
Across The Tweed (IRE) Alderbrook gelding out of Cash Chase.
Brokethegate Presenting gelding out of Briery Ann.
Cobbler's Rest (IRE) Snurge gelding out of Jrred Up.
Cool Steel (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Towards rear, headway into mid-division halfway, ridden and effort on inside over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 14, 11l behind Knight Pass (11-12) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Distime (IRE) 7-4 (11-4) Led, headed approaching 2f out, soon ridden, every chance entering final furlong, no extra near finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Felix Yonger (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gd in Jan.
Golden King (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of One Swoop.
Monashee (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) In touch on inside, driven and outpaced 3f out, weakened 2f out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Lovey Dovey (10-11) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gs in May.
Pinerolo Milan gelding out of Hollybush.
Rocky Bear (IRE) Alderbrook gelding out of Sprightly Sioux.
Sinfield (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Leave Me Be.
Grey Bobby Silver Patriarch gelding out of Country Orchid.
In Vigo (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, closed 5f out, hampered and lost place 4f out, 8th of 15, 25l behind Ericht (11-5) at Huntingdon 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Medinas (FR) Malinas gelding out of Medicis.
Mootabar (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Mid-division on outside, chased leaders 3f out, kept on same pace under pressure final 2f, no impression, 7th of 14, 12l behind Knight Pass (11-12) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Perfect Ending (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 8l behind Broadbackbob (10-12) at Catterick 2m cond & am NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Red Rocco (IRE) 80-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, ridden before 4f out, kept on from over 2f out, 4th of 11, 10l behind Knockalongi (11-5) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jan.
Struanmore Doyen gelding out of Burghmuir.
Think Sulamani gelding out of Natalie Jay.