Mandarin Sunset was only beaten a neck over course and distance last month when an 18/1 chance. He won't be allowed at such generous odds today but may have to settle for second spot again behind ZIGGIE. Donald McCain's recent acquisition won a point-to-point in Ireland in March and followed up in a bumper at Hexham last month. He may be capable of holding his own in better company than this. Turtle Watch hinted at ability when fourth at Kelso but may do better when tackling a softer surface.
Border Phoenix 80-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway before 5 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, a length up when blundered and unseated rider last, in a race won by Candleford (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May, 11 ran.
Karingo 80-1 (10-9) Not fluent 3rd or 7th, always towards rear, 10th of 13, 40l behind Jumbo John (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Mandarin Sunset (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden and challenged last, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Jumbo John (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Mo Rouge (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Tracked leader until before halfway, lost place over 3f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Ziggie (11-2) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Tim's Approach (IRE) 10-1 (12-5) Nt jw; held up & bhnd; eff 12; wknd 15, 5th of 6, 24l behind Tom's Pride (12-5) at Border 3m ptp sft in May.
Turtle Watch 22-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, went 4th before 2 out, kept on, 4th of 8, 20l behind Life And Soul (11-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Ziggie (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Made all, ridden 1f out, kept on well, won at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) gd in May beating Line D'aois (11-2) by 2l, 7 ran.