Santefisio was unfancied at Musselburgh last time and ran accordingly but had been in decent form on the all-weather before that while the veteran Beckermet has been running well for his in-form yard of late and may well reverse recent running with No Poppy. The latter bids for her hat-trick after a couple of wins in soft ground but it was fast going when Amazing Amoray finished a decent third at Newmarket last time and he can figure. NORTHERN FLING finally took advantage of a slide down the weights at Musselburgh last month and, despite a 3lb rise, remains on a lower mark than winning this in 2010. Jim Goldie's charge gets the nod to follow up here.
Santefisio 16-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 12l behind Powerful Presence (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 7l behind Powerful Presence (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Beckermet (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed final 110 yards, no extra, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Arganil (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Bawaardi (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) In touch in mid-division, effort over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Tamareen (8-10) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) fm.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders on inside, driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 47l behind Al Muheer (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Blues Jazz 20-1 (8-13) In rear, headway entering final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 17, 5l behind Mappin Time (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Polar Annie 10-3fav (8-7) Led on rail, ridden over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Efistorm (9-2) at Windsor 6f clm stks (5) gd.
Silver Rime (FR) 18-1 (9-4) Very slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 4f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 17l behind Fourth Generation (8-13) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
No Poppy (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) In touch, headway to take 3rd over 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, just held on, won at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Little Jimmy Odsox (9-8) by hd, 8 ran.
Ginger Jack 11-1 (9-2) Always behind, 17th of 19, 15l behind Dhaular Dhar (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Amazing Amoray (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, rallied to challenge entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Highland Colori (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Northern Fling 20-1 (9-8) In touch on outer until dropped in towards rear over 5f out, headway over 2f out, switched right 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and edged left near finish, won at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Save The Bees (9-1) by 1l, 12 ran.