Stormy Weather has been in terrific form for Brian Ellison but is possibly better with more give in the ground and has gone up a further 4lb since being beaten by Palawi over C&D last time. Higgy's Boy is starting to look well handicapped and finished ahead of Danceintothelight over further at Musselburgh last time but this may be too sharp for Arctic Court and Into Wain had his limitations exposed at Kelso earlier this month. BEIDH TINE ANSEO needs to be delivered late but this should be ideally suited by the long straight here and can pounce late under Campbell Gillies to end his barren spell.
Red Merlin (IRE) 4-7fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led travelling well before 3 out, came clear next, very easily, won at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr beating Little Hercules (11-5) by 17l, 9 ran.
Stormy Weather (FR) 3-1fav (11-2) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, led after last, headed last 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Palawi (11-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Feb.
Arctic Court (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) With leader, led 3rd, stumbled 8th, headed after 10th, mistake 3 out, weakened flat, 6th of 11, 7l behind Everaard (10-0) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Feb.
Into Wain (USA) 13-2 (11-5) Tracked leading pair, ridden and struggling before 2 out, 4th of 6, 28l behind Tap Night (11-5) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hdl G2 (1) gd.
Higgy's Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, no impression 2 out, one pace, 4th of 9, 14l behind Cape Dutch (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Feb.
Beidh Tine Anseo (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, headway 3 out, ridden 2 out, chased winner soon after last, stayed on strongly and strong challenge close home, just held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Dontpaytheferryman (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
John Forbes 66-1 (10-11) With leader, pushed along and weakened from 3 out, 7th of 13, 36l behind Tenor Nivernais (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Feb.
Embsay Crag 33-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, 6th of 10, 18l behind Palawi (11-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Feb.
Danceintothelight 20-1 (10-4) In touch, every chance 3 out, no impression from next, mistake last, one pace, 6th of 9, 17l behind Cape Dutch (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Feb.
European Dream (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, pushed along before 4 out, soon lost touch, tailed off 3 out, last of 7, 48l behind Shadows Lengthen (11-6) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.