Despite his age, TARTAN SNOW retains plenty of enthusiasm and beat Supreme Builder by nine lengths at Kelso earlier this month. He reserves his best for the Scottish track but has also won here in the past and is probably the one to beat again. Special Portrait was very disappointing at Leicester last time but Kildonan won between the flags at Jedburgh three weeks ago and Ngong Hills was a good second on the same day to Galant Nuit and has place prospects again. The Wifes Pet was only beaten a neck over 2m4f at Musselburgh last month and looks best of the rest.
Red Kingdom (IRE) 20-1 (12-4) In touch, mistake 5th, soon lost place and behind, struggling 5 out, plugged on to take moderate 4th after 2 out, no chance with leaders, 4th of 8, 43l behind Tartan Snow (11-11) at Kelso 2m 7f hts chs (6) sft.
Special Portrait (IRE) 10-1 (12-1) Tracked leaders, bad mistake 14th, soon beaten, 6th of 9, well behind Sorted (12-4) at Leicester 2m 7f hts chs (3) sft.
Tartan Snow 9-4 (11-11) In touch on inside, headway 4 out, went 2nd next, challenged 2 out led between last 2, ridden and kept on flat, won at Kelso 2m 7f hts chs (6) sft beating Supreme Builder (11-5) by 9l, 8 ran.
Teenando (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Led to 8; wknd aft 12, 5th of 10, 42l behind Hennessy (12-0) at College Valley & North Northumbe 3m ptp sft.
Kildonnan 6-1 (11-0) Ap; led last; rdn out, won at Jedforest 3m ptp gs in Feb beating Cast Iron Casey (11-0) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Ngong Hills (FR) 5-1 (12-0) Ap; disp 15; ev ch 2 out; no ex flat, 2nd of 7, nk behind Galant Nuit (12-3) at Jedforest 3m ptp gs in Feb.
Palos Conti (FR) 6-5fav (11-12) Held up in rear, effort before 4 out, weakened next, 6th of 7, well behind La Pantera Rosa (11-4) at Doncaster 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Jan '11.
Panama At Once 20-1 (12-5) Chsd ldr til outpcd aft 14; nd aft nxt, 4th of 5, 43l behind Croan Rock (12-5) at Jedforest 3m ptp gs in Feb.
Supreme Builder 33-1 (11-5) Led, joined 2 out, ridden and headed between last 2, one pace flat, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Tartan Snow (11-11) at Kelso 2m 7f hts chs (6) sft.
The Wifes Pet (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Led, soon clear, jumped left 3 out, ridden before last, headed run-in, kept on and just held near finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Buckstruther (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hts chs (6) gs in Feb.
Cloonawillin Lady (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Drpd rr 12; to & pu 3 out, in a race won by Accordingtotheboss (12-5) at Dumfriesshire & Stewartry 3m ptp sft in Feb, 7 ran.