MERCHANT OF DUBAI was denied a winning opportunity when Ayr was abandoned during the week but he's been rerouted here with just as good a chance and will relish the soft ground. Jim Goldie's six-year-old, third in the November Handicap on his latest start on the Flat, can get off the mark at the first time of asking over timber. Momkinzain was well beaten at Musselburgh last time but Our Joe Mac, another decent handicapper on the Flat, has to be a contender after a very promising second to Molotof in a Listed event at Haydock. Eurohunter can improve on his second at Newcastle but Jet Master looks to have it all to do under a penalty.
Jet Master (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Took keen hold in touch, mistake 5th, pushed along to chase leaders before 3 out, staying on same pace when went badly right last, 4th of 13, 5l behind Gordonsville (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Dessie Gray (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Prominent, led 9f out, headed 5f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Sir Johnson (11-12) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.
Embsay Crag 14-1 (10-12) Led and keen, ridden and headed last, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 10l behind Gogeo (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Nov.
Eurohunter (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, led last, ridden and headed towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Kent Street (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Japp 100-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, pushed along from 6th, soon struggling, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Reaping The Reward (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Jun, 12 ran.
Master Act (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, headway approaching 7th, ridden before 2 out, no extra last, 5th of 13, 21l behind What A Warrior (10-8) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Merchant Of Dubai 16-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 23, 7l behind Zuider Zee (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov (flat).
Momkinzain (USA) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, 45l behind Gordonsville (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Mr Mansson (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division on outer, headway over 4f out, soon ridden, weakened 3f out, 14th of 15, well behind Nodform Richard (11-3) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
My Idea 80-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 13, 19l behind No Planning (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Our Joe Mac (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up, went 3rd 4th, challenged going well when hit last, ridden flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Molotof (11-8) at Haydock 2m Listed nov hdl (1) gs in Nov.
Talkin Sence (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, in touch when unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Bury Parade (10-7) at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov, 8 ran.
Destiny Rules 33-1 (8-5) Behind, hard driven over 4f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 34l behind Always Dixie (8-11) at Catterick 1m 6f 3yo sll (6) gf in Sep '10 (flat).
Falcun 14-1 (10-5) Close up, ridden and mistake last, no extra, 4th of 15, 9l behind Kent Street (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.