LORD REDSGIRTH didn't find as much as expected off the bridle when runner-up to Sivola De Sivola here last month but could possibly have needed that run and this doesn't look as competitive, despite the numbers. Gordon Elliott's charge can open his account now. Quel Elite looks to be improving judged on his second to Wyse Hill Teabags at Kelso and Senor Alco was still travelling well when falling at Hexham last time. But a bigger danger may be Rival D'Estruval, who tired badly in very tacky ground at Ayr back in February but clearly has ability and should be placed to good effect when the ground improves.
Bach Protector (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Mid div, tr ldrs 4out, went on 2out, sn in command, rdn clr, won at Largy 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating You Must Be Jokin (12-0) by 2l, 12 ran.
Brass Brazilian (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Alw in rr, pu 4out, in a race won by Havingotascoobydo (12-0) at Loughbrickland 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar '10, 11 ran.
Dickie Henderhoop (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, mistakes 1st, 3rd and 9th, headway 3 out, stayed on same pace after 2 out, 7th of 18, 17l behind Oscar's Ballad (11-2) at Perth 3m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Doc Hollywood (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, ridden next, kept on one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Head Hunted (10-7) at Ffos Las 3m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Fiddlers Reel 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 7th, mistake 3 out, challenged 2 out, no impression on winner and stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 13, 4l behind What A Warrior (10-8) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Prominent, took keen hold, led 6th, ridden and headed when mistake 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 39l behind Sivola De Sivola (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Howizee 25-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along 6th, weakened from next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Ballabriggs (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Jan, 17 ran.
Kalanisi Kid 100-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pulled hard, mid-division after 2nd, weakened 3 out, 12th of 15, 49l behind Definite All Star (11-0) at Perth 2m NH mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Lochore (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Led until 4th, led again next, ridden and headed 3 out, no extra flat, 5th of 15, 13l behind Definite All Star (11-0) at Perth 2m NH mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Lord Redsgirth (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, steady headway from 4th, challenged after 2 out, held towards finish, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Sivola De Sivola (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
No Pasa Nada (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Ww, steady prog 3out, eff 2out but not get on terms, 5th of 14, 10l behind Bell On Bike (12-0) at Largy 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Quel Elite (FR) 11-1 (11-0) Mid-division, pushed along and outpaced from 6th, kept on from 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 10l behind Wyse Hill Teabags (11-6) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Rival D'Estruval (FR) 4-6fav (11-3) Led, headed after 2nd, led again 7th, hard pressed from 3 out, headed last, quickly weakened soon after, 2nd of 12, 18l behind And The Man (11-3) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Senor Alco (FR) 4-1 (10-12) Chasing leaders when fell 5th, in a race won by Eyre Square (10-12) at Hexham 3m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar, 12 ran.
Corbury 66-1 (10-2) Towards rear, lost touch after 5th, pulled up after 6th, in a race won by Sivola De Sivola (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr, 14 ran.
Oh So Beautiful (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, ridden and kept on same pace from last, 5th of 12, 6l behind Nelson's Chief (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Apr.