Apolskapart made good late headway when fourth at Gowran in December but hasn't raced since and has his first run for new connections today. Makbullet finally gained his reward for some decent efforts over hurdles when scoring over C&D last month. But the penalty may just be enough to prevent a follow up and we'll take him on with the progressive TALKIN THOMAS, who had more in hand than the winning distance suggests when beating the odds-on Rhymers Ha' at Newcastle last month. Boruler was a 25/1 chance when scoring over C&D in October but beaten when a favourite at Carlisle the following month and hasn't been seen since. He'll do well to win this after a lay-off.
Boruler (IRE) 5-2fav (11-2) Keen tracked leaders, tracked leader 3 out, ridden next, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 21l behind Vintage Star (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Makbullet 4-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd, hit 3 out, closed before next, led flat, stayed on, ridden out, won at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Jet Master (11-3) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Talkin Thomas (IRE) 9-2 (10-8) Held up towards rear and keen, headway before 4 out, hit 2 out, ridden to lead run-in, kept on, won at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Rhymers Ha' (11-1) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Alleged Vanity (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, pushed along after 4th, soon weakened, last of 9, well behind Jukebox Melody (11-1) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Mar '11.
Dingo Bay 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, weakened from before 3 out, 6th of 11, well behind Saga De Tercey (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Whiteadder 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 20l behind Freddie Brown (11-2) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gf in May '10.
Winged Cavallo (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) In rear, tailed off before 5th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Diamond D'amour (10-13) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 10 ran.
Apolskapart (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) In rear, headway into 6th 3 out, soon ridden, 5th 2 out, kept on one paced, 4th of 11, 4l behind One Cool Shabra (10-11) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo hdl sft in Dec.
Shivalric (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Behind, headway and in touch over 5f out, weakened 3f out, 8th of 10, 27l behind Leighinmohr (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Feb.
Flaming Clint 66-1 (10-5) Tracked winner to after 3rd, lost place next, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Diamond D'amour (10-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Just Stripe 100-1 (10-8) Took keen hold, chased leader until 3rd, chased leading pair, ridden after 5th, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, 44l behind Makbullet (11-1) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Little Glenshee (IRE) 40-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear and keen, mistakes, plugged on from 3 out, went 4th run-in, no impression, 4th of 13, well behind Red Rocco (11-2) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Mar.