None of these inspire confidence as even Another For Joe, twice a winner on the Flat this year, was well beaten in all three previous starts over timber. Oscar Stanley has claims on his second at Carlisle in April but CASTLELAWN has a fitness edge and could make it tell despite the fact he was beaten a long way when runner-up here three weeks ago. Bumper winner Anna's Arch has a shout on last season's third over hurdles at Catterick and Glaced Over could figure with a repeat of her placed efforts during the summer.
Another For Joe 85-40 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner from 3rd, not fluent fourth, beaten from 3 out, 2nd of 5, 49l behind Blazing Buck (11-9) at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) gd in Nov '11.
Oscar Stanley (IRE) 9-2fav (11-9) Held up in mid-division, under pressure approaching 7th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 12, well behind Gougane (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Castlelawn (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened after 3 out, left poor 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 28l behind Deise Dynamo (10-11) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Anna's Arch (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) In touch, effort approaching 2 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Ginger Grey (11-6) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Glaced Over 20-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 10, 23l behind Scriptwriter (9-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Sep.
Shisha Threesixty (IRE) 28-1 (11-6) Behind, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 13, 24l behind Mwaleshi (11-9) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Mia Matriarch 13-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, weakened before last, 8th of 15, 48l behind Almutaham (11-4) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Vittachi 9-4fav (10-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, weakened after next, 8th of 13, 33l behind Mwaleshi (11-9) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Balwyllo (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) With leader, led 7th, headed 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, well behind Caught In The Act (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct.