Uttoxeter winner Changing The Guard couldn't cope with the penalty at Market Rasen on Sunday and may struggle again today. RED RIVERMAN was a late withdrawal from that race but is set to take his chance here and he's the one fancied to land the spoils having opened his account on the Lincolnshire track last month. Four-year-olds Hurricane Herbie and Marie Des Anges have had a break but Dormouse was fifth at Hereford last month and is back on a winning mark with McCoy in the plate, though the top weight is normally better on quicker going.
Dormouse 11-2 (11-1) Held up in rear, hampered after 4th, effort 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 14l behind The Tiddly Tadpole (11-12) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Hurricane Herbie (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Chased leading pair throughout, niggled along after 5th, never really on tems, driven and one pace before 2 out, 3rd of 5, 16l behind Opening Batsman (10-13) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Fen Game (IRE) 28-1 (10-8) In touch, chased winner 4 out until 2 out, weakened last, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Samtheman (10-4) at Worcester 2m sell hdl (5) sft.
Changing The Guard 11-8fav (11-13) Held up, headway 2nd, went 2nd after 3 out, led approaching last, mistake at hurdle and headed, edged left flat, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Avanos (9-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Red Riverman 15-2 (11-11) Hampered 1st, mid-division, headway approaching 5th, led 2 out, went right and not fluent last, driven out, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun beating Mwaleshi (11-3) by 3l, 11 ran.
Marie Des Anges (FR) 125-1 (10-5) Tracked leader to 3rd, lost place next, no danger after, 5th of 11, 19l behind Kapga De Cerisy (11-5) at Sandown 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Direct Flo (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden after 5th, well beaten 3 out, 9th of 12, 29l behind Canadian Diamond (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.