Evan Williams' pair, Oran Flyer and Behtarini, were expected to line-up at Ffos Las last night but both would have claims if diverted here instead. Mwaleshi has solid claims on an improved third at Uttoxeter and Bilbo Boggart was second over a longer trip at Fakenham in April, albeit beaten 29 lengths. Buckshee showed a bit more on his latest start over hurdles while So Bazaar has hinted at ability but we'll take a chance on the fitness of RED RIVERMAN. Still only a four-year-old, he was placed a couple of times in the autumn and this is little better than the Ludlow seller he contested when last seen.
Oran Flyer (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 1st, ridden and beaten 2 out, weakened last, last of 7, 9l behind Prankster (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in May.
Behtarini (IRE) 9-4 (11-7) Tracked leader, led 3 out, pressed before next, soon ridden, kept on well before last, won at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs beating Southway Star (11-0) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Billy Teal 125-1 (10-7) Behind, headway on outside when ran out 4 out, in a race won by Awaywiththegreys (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft, 11 ran.
Red Riverman 5-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, pressed leader from 1st, hit 5th, led next, clear approaching 3 out, mistake 2 out, driven and racing awkwardly when bumped and headed last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 10l behind A Little Bit Dusty (10-13) at Ludlow 2m 3yo sll hdl (5) gf in Oct.
Mwaleshi 11-1 (11-0) Held up in rear in 5th and keen, went 3rd 2 out, ridden before last, kept on, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Smalib Monterg (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft.
Bilbo Boggart (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2 out, plugged on, 2nd of 8, 29l behind Oscar Baby (10-6) at Fakenham 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Apr.
Capricornus (USA) 25-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 26l behind Arrow Barrow (11-2) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Dec.
De Vine Memory 50-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, 8th of 13, well behind Overpriced (10-4) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Buckshee 16-1 (10-8) Mid-division, pushed along in 6th before 2 out, went 4th before last, one pace, 4th of 10, 13l behind Muwalla (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd until next, where went right, chased leading pair, weakened 6th, mistake 2 out, tailed off, looked like refusing and pulled up last, in a race won by Mountain Hiker (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f sll hdl (5) sft, 6 ran.
So Bazaar (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up, headway after 5th, went 3rd after 2 out, well held by front piar when mistake last, demoted to 4th flat, 4th of 11, 20l behind Letterpress (11-4) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Amazingreyce 18-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, mistake 5th, lost place after 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Lindsay's Dream (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) sft.
Toby Mac 50-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders and keen, joined leader 3rd, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, well behind Nisaal (10-11) at Sedgefield 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Mar.
Full Ov Beans 20-1 (10-0) Prominent, every chance 3 out, no extra 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 24l behind Homer Run (11-6) at Towcester 2m 3f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Simplified 22-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 7th of 11, 32l behind Letterpress (11-4) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.