FIEFDOM really improved last time and finished second at Ayr and if showing development here could be the one to side with, whilst Ansells Pride was only a quarter of a length behind Summer Dancer at this course previously and Mister Jingles has won over course and distance before. We give the nod to Fiefdom who was close behind Mr Lu at Ayr recently. This was a marked improvement for a horse who has not won since September 2008. Over the same trip again today and the Ian McInnes trained eight-year-old could do one better here. Ansells Pride could put in a good run again here but will need to find more near the finish to see off his rivals. Mister Jingles has come on well since a seasonal bow at Thirsk where he was disappointing. Better runs of late point to his chances here but he has not won on the turf for two years and the ground may not be entirely suitable, however this may all change with the variable weather conditions. Course and distance winner Amethyst Dawn is worth a mention after finishing last year in good style, but form so far this term has not been as good and we oppose her today. The selection for this race is Fiefdom.
Burns Night 9-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 8l behind Sand Tiger (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Ansells Pride (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed towards finish, kept on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Summer Dancer (9-3) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders and keen, led approaching 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind King Fingal (8-9) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Eastern Gift 20-1 (9-10) Raced stands' side, in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Learo Dochais (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Blue Charm 12-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in rear, driven along on outside over 1f out, never in contention, 9th of 13, 9l behind Mambo Spirit (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
This Ones For Eddy 11-4fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 12l behind Tourist (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Seldom (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Led center and raced alone, overall leader until over 3f out, ridden well over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 9l behind Sairaam (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Fortunate Bid (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Mid-division, not clear run and headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Chicamia (7-13) at Carlisle 1m app hcp (6) gf in May.
Mister Jingles 13-2 (8-11) In touch, chased leaders on outer over 2f out, rider lost whip inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Maze (9-9) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Classic Descent 14-1 (8-11) In rear, headway on outer over 2f out, kept on well final furlong, 4th of 13, 2l behind Maze (9-9) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Northern Flyer (GER) 8-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Shadowtime (9-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Fiefdom (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Mr Lu (9-3) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Optical Illusion (USA) 4-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Mr Lu (9-3) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Cross of Lorraine (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Held up, headway on inside 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 9l behind Wotatomboy (8-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Polish World (USA) 18-1 (7-13) Tracked leader and keen, pushed along to lead over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Shadowtime (9-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.