Tartan Tiger would have caught Cilliseal in another couple of strides at Hexham last time and the step up to 3m has clearly suited John Quinn's six-year-old. He's gone up 6lb for that run but looks to be improving and will make a bold bid to get off the mark here. However, he has something to find with HOTGROVE BOY on earlier Musselburgh form and the latter, who is lightly-raced, looks the one to beat at the weights. Chaser Folie A Deux is potentially well treated over the smaller obstacles but has finished tailed off in his last two starts and C&D winner Delightfully would probably prefer softer ground and didn't show much at Wetherby last time. Heather Glen and Oscar Romeo may be the pick of the remainder.
Trojan Gift (USA) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, one pace from 3 out, 7th of 12, 32l behind Turbolinas (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Milans Man (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Held up mid-division, reminders before 13th, soon weakened, pulled up before 15th, in a race won by Belmore Baron (10-10) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd, 10 ran.
Delightfully (FR) 20-1 (10-4) Always behind, 11th of 19, 43l behind Total Submission (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Oscar Romeo (IRE) 11-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 13, 27l behind Hada Men (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Alora Money 7-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, went 2nd from 5th, ridden before last, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 18l behind Brixen (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Feb.
Folie A Deux (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Prominent on outer, lost place from 9th, 6th of 8, well behind Total Rebellion (11-10) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Tartan Tiger (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Held up in touch, lost place 5th, headway 3 out, chasing leaders next, stayed on strongly after last, never reached winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Cilliseal (10-13) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Browneyes Blue (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, ridden 5th, lost touch 7th, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Sundown Trail (11-3) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Dechiper (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) In rear, struggling and pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Best Legend (11-0) at Catterick 3m 1f beg chase (5) gs in Jan, 7 ran.
Watercolours (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Towards rear, pushed along before 8th, went 5th 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 37l behind Stormion (11-3) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
Hotgrove Boy 8-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 7th, good headway on outside before 4 out, challenged and went 2nd 3 out, slight lead next, ridden before last, head high under pressure and edged right flat, headed and outbattled final 170 yards, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sam D'oc (9-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.
Heather Glen (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Towards rear and pushed along, in rear from 7th, tailed off 10th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Frosty Lad (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd, 11 ran.
No Way Hozay 33-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway after 6th on inner, chased winner before 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 10, 12l behind Stormion (11-3) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.