LANDECKER beat Rainbow Peak, who went very close in a competitive handicap at Aintree on Saturday, over a slightly shorter trip here in February and can be forgiven a subsequent run in a Grade 2. This is much easier and he should be capable of defying his penalty as Lord Brendy looks very one-paced and Flawless Filly doesn't appear to be progressing. Il Testone didn't fare badly on his hurdles bow at Newcastle, however, and Cousin Guillaume is surely better than he showed over course and distance last month.
Landecker (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mistake 1st, behind, struggling 5th, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 38l behind Clever Cookie (11-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (1) gs in Mar.
Cousin Guillaume (FR) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced when left 3rd and hampered 3 out, weakened from next, 5th of 13, 40l behind Kilgefin Star (11-6) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Il Testone (FR) 33-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, effort 3 out, kept on under pressure, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 20l behind Stonebrook (11-7) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Lord Brendy 16-1 (11-2) Close up and wide, weakened after 3 out, 3rd of 6, 21l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (12-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Neville Woods 50-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased clear pair before next, never on terms, lost moderate 3rd before last, 4th of 13, 34l behind Kilgefin Star (11-6) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Syrian 66-1 (10-12) Always behind, jumped last very tired, virtually stopped, 9th of 10, well behind Master Red (11-1) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Whiskey Chaser (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd 7th, every chance 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 7, 33l behind Cogry (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Boruma (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Held up in last, well behind 5th, pulled up after, in a race won by Mohawk Ridge (11-6) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 14 ran.
Lunar Legend 20-1 (10-5) Awkwardly away, always detatched in rear, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Sir Vinski (11-3) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Flawless Filly (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, headway before 5th to chase leaders, weakened before last, 5th of 10, 19l behind Master Red (11-1) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.