BARRIE BURN was the subject of a gamble on his reappearance at Aintree but, after travelling strongly, A P McCoy pulled him up when he started to hang badly left up the straight. The fact that he's back in action fairly quickly suggests early fears that he had gone lame were unfounded and the JP McManus-owned five-year-old is fancied to make amends today as he should reverse Bangor running in March with Pie At Midnight on today's revised terms. Milano Supremo ran well at Kelso last month and looks a danger while there may be more come from Musselburgh fifth Bridlingtonbygones, but Descaro is probably best watched at present.
Scorched Son (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Chased leader in 2nd, led 3rd, ridden and challenged 2 out, briefly disputed, kept on well under pressure to assert from before last, won at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft in Aug '09 beating Honours Graduate (11-7) by 4l, 13 ran.
Pie At Midnight 9-1 (11-5) Led and keen, hit 3rd, headed 5th, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Agglestone Rock (10-10) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Apr, 9 ran.
Another Dimension (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, some headway on inside when not fluent 7th, struggling 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Bow Badger (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Jawaab (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) With leaders and keen, led 4th, headed and hit 3 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 13, 28l behind Harry Hunt (11-6) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.
Milano Supremo (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went before 5th, hit last, ridden flat, always held, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Stormin Exit (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Beat The Shower 9-2 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 1st, fell 3rd, in a race won by Bow Badger (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd, 10 ran.
Bridlingtonbygones (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed along 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 10, 23l behind Bow Badger (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Barrie Burn (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Mid-division on outside, headway and in touch 4 out, soon chased leading pair, lost place and pulled up before next, in a race won by Gormanstown Cuckoo (11-11) at Aintree 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct, 14 ran.
Lawgiver (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 13, 16l behind Harry Hunt (11-6) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.
Descaro (USA) 2-1fav (11-0) Led, headed after 3rd, tracked leaders, weakened last, 5th of 13, 7l behind King Zeal (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.