After 19 attempts to get off the mark, GOAT CASTLE can hardly be a confident choice here but his latest third at Hereford wasn't a bad effort and he does get 14lb from Sunday's Carlisle runner-up Livvy Inn. Lucinda Russell's charge also struggles to get his head in front. Ravi River is another who is thoroughly exposed and still a maiden over hurdles while Prize Fighter hasn't seen action since finishing second off a lower mark at Wetherby at the end of May. Nisaal also returns from a lay-off.
Livvy Inn (USA) 9-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, led 6th, headed before 2 out, kept on same pace from last, always held by winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Dun To Perfection (9-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Prince Blackthorn (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, outpaced 3 out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 39l behind Dartford Warbler (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Nisaal (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Gougane (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr, 12 ran.
Goat Castle (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd next, stayed on same pace before last, almost took 2nd, 3rd of 17, 10l behind Tresor De Bontee (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Ravi River (IRE) 9-2 (10-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, kept on same pace from next, 4th of 9, 20l behind Hit The Switch (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Aug.
Prize Fighter (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) In rear, not fluent 3rd, headway after 6th, went 2nd after 2 out, hit last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 15, 8l behind Tinseltown (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in May.
Marshmallow 100-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Pas Trop Tard (10-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Daniel's Dream 50-1 (9-9) Led, headed 3 out, soon pushed along and weakened, 8th of 11, 22l behind Next Edition (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd in Oct.