Rocky Stone looked as though he might be progressive when landing a Wetherby handicap so it was a surprise when he ran poorly when favourite at Musselburgh. He can do better but Millers Reef has struggled from his new mark since his victory at Wetherby in December and was beaten a long way when runner-up last time. AUBERGE has won three times over hurdles, all on good ground including twice here. With conditions likely to dry out further, he's give the nod. Bollin Fiona is another who generally goes well here though it's a long time since she won while Stickleback is still a maiden though she would have a chance on her narrow defeat by Adili at Wetherby.
Pierrers Bounty (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Led, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 20l behind Brae On (10-5) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Rocky Stone (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 8th, reminder before next, driven after 4 out, beaten 2 out, weakened after, 8th of 11, 19l behind Ryton Runner (11-5) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Millers Reef (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway after 7th, went 2nd after 3 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 19l behind Newton Thistle (9-9) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Auberge (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Behind, outpaced 4 out, driven and kept on under pressure from 2 out, went 4th after last, never troubled leaders, 4th of 16, 12l behind Total Assets (11-10) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Bollin Fiona 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, went 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Finaghy Ayr (11-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy.
Pairc Na Leasa (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, behind from 7th, 7th of 9, well behind Newdane Dancer (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Double Whammy 16-1 (10-13) Behind, outpaced 4 out, never dangerous, 11th of 16, 25l behind Total Assets (11-10) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Stickleback 9-2fav (9-12) Towards rear, pushed along before 7th, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 47l behind Captain Clayton (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Master Murphy (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) Mid-division, ridden 2 out, never on terms, 7th of 16, 17l behind Total Assets (11-10) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Amethyst Rose (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Led to before 5 out, soon weakened, pulled up, in a race won by W Six Times (10-5) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb, 10 ran.
Patriot (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Prominent, ridden 4 out, soon beaten, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 9, 45l behind Newdane Dancer (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Yukon Delta (IRE) 80-1 (10-11) Slowly away, behind, headway 5th, ridden after 4 out, close up 3 out, stayed on, no impression final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Ryton Runner (11-5) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Dun To Perfection 40-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, never dangerous, 10th of 16, 40l behind Patavium (11-0) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Marlee Massie (IRE) 125-1 (10-12) Chased leaders to 4th, soon behind, reminders after 6th, no chance with leaders from next, went remote 4th last, tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Flemenson (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 6f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Beyondtemptation 20-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, blundered 1st, weakened from 7th, tailed off, 12th of 16, 45l behind Patavium (11-0) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
The Boozy Bishop (IRE) 150-1 (10-10) Led to 2nd, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 8, 24l behind Waltz Darling (11-6) at Catterick 2m sell hdl (5) gs.
Alistorm 66-1 (9-12) In touch, slow 2nd, pushed along halfway, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Captain Cutter (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.