Master Red has obvious claims if staying on his feet having fallen on his last two starts. Still in contention on both occasions, Donald McCain's charge should make another bold bid here. But until sorting out his jumping, it could pay to take him on and ANOTHER MATTIE looks a safer conveyance. His recent placed efforts include a second over track and trip and he's taken to go one better today. Utopian can also be given a chance on his recent fourth at Kelso and Aneedh looks likely to improve from his debut third at the same track.
Another Mattie (IRE) 9-4fav (10-5) Held up behind, headway on outside 5th, effort 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on towards finish, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Great Link (9-12) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.
Golan Sun (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Held up behind, slow and mistake 3 out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, well behind Avidity (11-1) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Master Red (IRE) 3-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, jumped right 5 out, led after next, pressed and blundered 2 out, narrow lead when fell last, in a race won by Landecker (11-3) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb, 12 ran.
Moheebb (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, mistake 4 out, soon tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Waltz Darling (11-6) at Catterick 2m sell hdl (5) gs.
Ride The Range (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) In touch and raced wide, ridden before 2 out, soon beaten, left 3rd from last, 3rd of 6, 30l behind Dark Dune (11-2) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Syrian 7-1 (8-12) Pulled hard tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 11l behind Honey Of A Kitten (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Mar '13 (flat).
Utopian 20-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, effort on outside 2 out, soon ridden, disputed 3rd when not fluent last, one pace flat, 4th of 10, 7l behind Desoto County (11-1) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Viking Chief (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Led, driven and headed 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final 2f, 7th of 12, 14l behind Silentplan (11-2) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar '13.
Aneedh 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, every chance before 2 out, ridden before last, no extra, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Kitchapoly (11-12) at Kelso 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Sir Safir 10-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division and keen, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 29l behind Monbeg Theatre (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Vision De La Vie (FR) 9-2 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, never troubled leaders, 7th of 12, 15l behind Starplex (10-5) at Newcastle 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec.
Flawless Filly (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Tracked winner to 4 out, chased winer before 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 5, 21l behind Morning With Ivan (10-11) at Catterick 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs.