keen early, tracked winner, joined winner 6th, led 8th, bumped by winner and lost action bend into straight before 4 out, jumped slow and soon headed 2 out, tired quickly
keen early led, mistake and headed 8th, effort and bumped rival bend into straight before 4 out, every chance from 4 out, led 2 out, ridden out, readily
jumped slow, soon tailed off, finished in own time
The mare Society Fashion is probably best watched on her racecourse debut but the other pair look closely matched. Khorun won over hurdles at Southwell last August and will be all the better for his return to action at Musselburgh but SWANSBROOK has the edge in experience. Alan King's eight-year-old ran Quartz De Thaix to a length over a slightly longer trip at Hereford last time and the winner's subsequent success at Newton Abbot marks him as the one to beat here.
Khorun (GER) 11-2 (11-3) Led, mistakes, headed after 4 out, chased clear winner until last, no impression, 4th of 7, 24l behind Blenheim Brook (11-8) at Musselburgh 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Feb.
Swansbrook (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Not always fluent, chased leader, led 3rd, ridden on long run after last, headed and no extra final 150 yards, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Quartz De Thaix (11-0) at Hereford 2m 5f beg chase (4) hvy in Feb.
Society Fashion Moscow Society mare out of Black Fashion.