The three-year-old filly Madam Lilibet has a huge weight pull but was beaten a long way when runner-up at Hexham last time. Winning point-to-pointer Witness In Court was having just his second start for Donald McCain when attempting to make all over 2m7f at Kelso in May. He only faded in the closing stages and was narrowly beaten with the remainder well behind. He'll make a bold bid though Kate Walton has a couple of chances with Oscar O'scar and Victor Lynch, who should both be capable of making progress. LISHEEN HILL looks the one to be on with his fitness advantage just handing him the edge. A winning point-to-pointer in April, he caught the eye on his first start under Rules at Kempton last month and that should have brought him to concert pitch for this.
Basford Ben 16-1 (10-12) In touch in 4th, mistake 6th, soon dropped rear and pushed along, went 3rd before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 50l behind Ifyousayso (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Desperanto (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Behind, steady headway halfway, went 5th over 4f out, one pace from over 2f out, no impression, 4th of 11, 14l behind Now Its My Turn (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f Conditional Nat Hunt Flat Maiden (4-6yo) (6) gd in May.
Get The Papers 9-4 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway 4th, weakened before last, 3rd of 5, well behind Fourjacks (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Go Teescomponents 9-1 (11-7) 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind High Interest (12-0) at Mordon 2m 4f ptp fm in May.
Harris (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place after 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, 5th of 8, 35l behind Return Spring (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.
Kauto Alcazar (FR) 40-1 (10-12) Tracked leader until 3rd, jumped slowly and lost place 6th, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, 46l behind Vuvuzela (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Lisheen Hill (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4 out, joined leader next, ridden 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 15l behind Kaysersberg (10-9) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Moscow Ivan (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) In rear, no impression from 4 out, 14th of 20, well behind Digeanta (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Oscar O'scar (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 4 out, kept on and one pace from last, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Ma Filleule (10-5) at Haydock 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Victor Lynch (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led 4th, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 9, 9l behind Lordofthehouse (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Witness In Court (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Led after 1st, driven along after 2 out, stayed on under pressure flat, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Crowning Jewel (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Madam Lilibet (IRE) 7-2 (10-2) In rear, pushed along after 4th, chased winner before 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 23l behind Kealshore Again (10-12) at Hexham 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) hvy in Nov.