Lucinda Russell makes life difficult for punters throughout the card with a host of multiple entries but relies solely on LIVVY INN here. The gelding landed a Hamilton handicap on the Flat in June when scoring decisively and has respectable handicap hurdle form in the book too. The overall standard here is modest and he should be good enough if somewhere near his best. Skylancer, absent since December, brings reasonable form to the table and rates a threat if ready for his return which is rarely a concern with Tim Vaughan inmates. Mia's Vic, an Irish raider, shaped well when fourth in a soft-ground Roscommon handicap last time and earns shortlist inclusion on that evidence.
Mia's Vic (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Waited with towards rear, good headway on outer into straight, 3rd 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 4th of 11, 5l behind Andalucia Lady (11-0) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jul.
Livvy Inn (USA) 11-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led on long run between last 2, driven and headed well before last, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 46l behind Fentara (11-2) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.
Skylancer 1-3fav (10-12) Led, under pressure when mistake and headed 2 out, rallied after last, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Verde Goodwood (10-2) at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Word of Warning 12-1 (11-5) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 15, 16l behind Sky Calling (10-5) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Hunters Belt (IRE) 9-2fav (11-1) Led, headed after 2nd, tracked leader, every chance 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 12, 20l behind Cavite Eta (10-13) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Fred Bojangals (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) In rear, blundered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Nobunaga (11-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Jul, 5 ran.
Solway Star 16-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, lost place 3rd, ridden and hampered after next, behind after 6th, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Endeavor (9-11) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
Lewlaur Supreme (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) In rear, went poor 4th before 2 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 7, well behind Captain Scarlett (10-6) at Hexham 3m sell (5) hvy in Jun.
Briscoe Place (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Held up in rear, hit 7th, headway approaching 4 out, no impression in 4th before last, weakened flat, 4th of 10, 21l behind Douglas (10-11) at Cartmel 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.