Sivola De Sivola would be hard to beat here if reproducing the form of his second to subsequent Aintree winner Spirit's Son at Huntingdon in January, though a first try over this longer trip in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham next time proved inconclusive. Rain Stops Play has had plenty of chances but only went down by a neck to Knight Valliant in a handicap at Ayr last time. Luso's Lad has made the frame on a couple of occasions but the vote goes to LORD REDSGIRTH, who is a lot better than he showed when well backed at Down Royal last time and deserves another chance to get off the mark.
Brave Spartacus (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, went wide on bend after 5th and reminders soon after, weakened from before 3 out, 11th of 16, well behind Shadows Lengthen (10-10) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Four Fiddlers (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) In touch, lost place 3rd, soon weakened, 7th of 14, well behind Realt Mor (10-13) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 6f out, tailed off over 4f out, 9th of 11, well behind Rojo Vivo (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Lord Redsgirth (IRE) 5-4fav (11-4) Held up, 11th 4 out, ridden in moderate 7th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 29l behind Allee Garde (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl in Feb.
Luso's Lad (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway to go mid-division before 6th, disputed 2nd from 3 out, chased winner from last, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 10, 21l behind Jammia (10-13) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Monty's Brig 125-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, weakened before 6th, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Lovey Dovey (10-7) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Northern Flame (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) In rear, pushed along before 4th, never a factor, pulled up before last, in a race won by Sam Patch (10-1) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar, 10 ran.
Rain Stops Play (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, headway after 6th, challenged going strongly 8th, led before 3 out, headed next, stayed on flat, just held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Knight Valliant (9-11) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Sivola De Sivola (FR) 33-1 (11-5) Raced wide, held up, mistake and ridden 7th, in rear when hit next, 7th of 10, 23l behind Bobs Worth (11-12) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Jan.
Tomzatackman (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear and keen on outer, weakened 4 out, 14th of 16, 31l behind Torta Nel Cielo (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Warnell View 14-1 (12-5) To 7; pu 12, in a race won by One Black Cat (11-12) at Corbridge 3m ptp gd, 11 ran.
Ashgrove Diamond (IRE) 200-1 (9-13) Always behind, under pressure halfway, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Realt Mor (10-13) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gs, 14 ran.
Corbury 10-1 (11-5) Hdwy 9; led 13 til hdd & wknd aft 2 out, 5th of 11, 17l behind Foxes Delight (11-12) at Corbridge 3m ptp gd in Apr '09.
Tipsy Dara (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, 5th of 10, 40l behind Mister Wall Street (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.