SPIRIT OF A NATION looks to have an easier task than when beaten a length at this track last time. Jim Goldie's charge is fancied to go one better in this company at the main expense of Romany Ryme, third at Carlisle on his latest outing and dropping down a grade today. Bangor winner Moufatango hasn't raced since 2011 and Master Murphy may need more time after finishing tailed off on his comeback at Kelso. Sam Lord has lost his way since landing a double at Sedgefield in December but Mac Steamy could make the frame if back to his best.
Master Murphy (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, hit 5th, went 2nd soon after, hit 3 out and lost 2nd, weakened before next, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Rhymers Ha' (10-9) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 10-3 (10-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, led 2 out, blundered last, headed run-in, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Seven Is Lucky (11-0) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Sam Lord 20-1 (11-11) With leaders, lost place before 7th, pulled up, in a race won by Coverholder (9-7) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Cool Baranca (GER) 66-1 (9-13) Always towards rear, 6th of 8, 47l behind Yesyoucan (11-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Circus Clown (IRE) 18-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, pushed along before 6th, some headway next, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 47l behind Coverholder (9-7) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.
Romany Ryme 7-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Everdon Brook (10-0) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Feb.
Mac Steamy (IRE) 13-2 (11-10) In touch, smooth headway 3 out, soon under pressure, weakened flat, 4th of 11, 17l behind Everaard (11-9) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Moufatango (FR) 11-2 (11-8) Always towards rear, ridden 5th, slow next, weakened 3 out, 9th of 11, 27l behind Balamory Dan (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Aug '11.
Newdane Dancer (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 6th of 14, 31l behind Golden Sparkle (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.
A Southside Boy (GER) 11-1 (10-11) Mid-division, outpaced before 3 out, mistake 2 out, stayed on approaching last, never nearer, 4th of 16, 13l behind Coverholder (11-10) at Wetherby 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.