HIGHLANDER TED could be the answer to a low-key finale as he's been showing steady improvement and was only beaten a head at Musselburgh last month. Jake Greenall is among the most experienced riders in this. Generous Chief was only a length-and-a-half behind the selection at Musselburgh and is fractionally better off at the weights. The pair hold Rocky Stone on that run. W Six Times won at Ayr last month but she has 10lb more to carry here and an extra half-mile to cover. Heron's Mill started favourite at Musselburgh in December but jumped poorly and was beaten when unseating his rider - he hasn't raced since.
Rocky Stone (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) In touch in 6th, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, well behind Pierrers Bounty (11-9) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Generous Chief (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden when mistake 8th, headway after 4 out, challenging when carried left after 2 out, stayed on flat, held by front pair final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Ryton Runner (11-5) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Kukurudu (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Luctor Emergo (11-10) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Dec.
Thorlak (FR) 8-1 (11-3) In rear, pushed along before 6 out, weakened from 5 out, tailed off, pulled up before last, in a race won by W Six Times (10-5) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb, 10 ran.
Heron's Mill (IRE) 3-1fav (10-11) Held up mid-division, reminders after 6th, weakened before 8th, well held in 4th when unseated rider last, in a race won by Jack Albert (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Dec, 8 ran.
Highlander Ted 10-1 (10-13) Led until 2nd, led after 4th, went right and not fluent 5th, hung left after 2 out, headed flat, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Ryton Runner (11-5) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Thurnham 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, reminders and lost place 4th, soon detached, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Top Billing (11-1) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jan, 14 ran.
Highland Cathedral 12-1 (11-0) Trckd ldrs; ev ch when fell 17, in a race won by Sea Scout (11-0) at Tynedale 3m 5f ptp gs, 9 ran.
W Six Times 8-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 5 out, clear 2 out, stayed on well, won at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb beating Ancient Times (10-11) by 7l, 10 ran.
Allforthelove 6-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, weakened before 5 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Finaghy Ayr (11-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy, 7 ran.
Master Bud 150-1 (10-6) In rear, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 31l behind Bop Along (10-11) at Hexham 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gs.
Solway Legend 50-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, lost place 4 out, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Be Bop Boru (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft, 9 ran.
Bollin Julie 7-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, hard driven 3 out, soon under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 11l behind Be Bop Boru (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Mrs Grass 150-1 (10-4) Held up mid-division, in 5th and ridden before laast, no impression, 5th of 14, 24l behind Bop Along (10-11) at Hexham 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gs.