This is more competitive than the previous division and Indian Castle has to come into the reckoning having beaten Victor Hewgo here last month. However, he has to give 6lb to MATTHEW RILEY, a runner-up over 2m at this track last time, and that could prove beyond him. Philip Kirby's charge gets the nod to confirm latest running with Silverton and land this. Flemens Pride is a bumper winner who could figure on her hurdling bow, while Standintheband showed a bit more over timber last time and makes more appeal than both Ben Akram and Blue Kascade.
Indian Castle (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Made all, ridden before 3 out, kept on, driven out, won at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar beating Victor Hewgo (12-2) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Ben Akram (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders in chasing pack, ridden 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 10, 27l behind Big Water (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Blue Kascade (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Led, headed before 4 out, chased leaders, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 10, 22l behind Corrin Wood (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Business Time 50-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, outpaced before 7th, tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by God's Own (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Feb, 8 ran.
Captain P K (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, kept on one pace in straight, 15th of 20, 48l behind Monelissio (10-11) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Matthew Riley (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, chased winner from last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Runswick Royal (10-13) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Standintheband (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, soon tracked leaders in 3rd, went 6th before 2 out and soon outpaced, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 17l behind Scarlet Fire (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Swingbridge (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) With leader, lost place quickly 4 out, 9th of 11, well behind Indian Castle (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Flemens Pride 2-1fav (11-9) In touch in 4th, ridden and weakened from 2f out, 6th of 10, 46l behind Brijomi Queen (10-13) at Kelso 2m mrs N H flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Mobane Ali 100-1 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place before 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Dante's Frolic (11-0) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb, 15 ran.
Silverton 66-1 (10-5) Led, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 32l behind Runswick Royal (10-13) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Top Billing 12-1 (10-7) In touch, lost place and ridden 4 out, soon behind, 10th of 14, 35l behind Supreme Asset (11-8) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.