Roseairlie remains 6lb higher than when scoring over track and trip last summer but Mr Crystal is back on a winning mark, though struggling for his best form. Zaplamation was raised a harsh-looking 10lb for last month's win at Redcar and he's failed to figure in a couple of starts since while Petalla was tailed off on her reappearance, though it was the same story before she won last year's renewal and she's not easily dismissed. However, it's SOHCAHTOA that gets the nod as he's been hurdling since winning at Wolverhampton in January and is only 2lb higher than last year's victory at Musselburgh.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) In touch, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 4th of 7, 4l behind Rapid Heat Lad (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Rosairlie (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Close up until dropped to rear over 9f out, struggling from halfway, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Anna's Arch (9-1) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Apr.
Mr Crystal (FR) 16-1 (9-9) Held up in mid-division, pushed aong 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 21l behind Hidden Justice (9-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Zaplamation (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Keen towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Lieutenant Miller (9-6) at Doncaster 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Mason Hindmarsh 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, joined leader over 5f out, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Royal Opera (9-2) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Beat The Shower 66-1 (8-7) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 31l behind Lieutenant Miller (9-6) at Doncaster 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Tarantella Lady 20-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 4f out, no impression, 8th of 13, 11l behind Zarosa (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Dr Irv 9-2 (8-10) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Royal Opera (9-2) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Golden Future 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, lost place over 4f out, last of 6, 10l behind Six Of Clubs (9-7) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Petella 20-1 (9-7) Held up behind, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor, 12th of 13, 37l behind Naburn (9-6) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Turjuman (USA) 33-1 (8-0) Always in rear, 9th of 14, 9l behind Bright Applause (9-3) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.