Raining Horse once looked a useful prospect and has been well supported on his last four starts but has run poorly despite dropping to a very lowly mark. Lucinda Russell takes the unusual step of entering Moscow Mischief in a handicap for her chasing debut but the seven-year-old has plenty of weight and a long absence to defy as does Something Silver, who was beaten a distance on his only start this year in January. Leopold is another who was tailed off on his most recent start so this can go to SOUL ANGEL, who at least looked reasonably progressive when scoring on heavy ground at Hexham in March on only his sixth start over fences.
Moscow Mischief 20-1 (11-6) Led to 3rd, tracked leader, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 32l behind Aneyeforaneye (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jan.
Soul Angel 5-2fav (11-0) Close up, tracked leader 9th, led 3 out, headed next, rallied to lead again last, ridden and stayed on, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Mar beating Manoubi (11-3) by 1l, 7 ran.
Something Silver 6-1 (11-9) Led to 6th, chased leaders, lost place 11th, behind from 5 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Schindlers Society (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jan.
Raining Horse (FR) 9-2fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, led 11th, headed before 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, well behind Lockstown (11-9) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Leopold (SLO) 14-1 (9-9) Close up, pushed along 10th, in rear from 11th, soon struggling, last of 5, well behind Investment Affair (11-0) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Claresburn 7-1 (11-7) Prom til wknd 15; to & pu 2 out, in a race won by Link House Appeal (12-0) at Hexham Points 3m ptp gf in May, 10 ran.
The Bravetraveller (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Behind, stumbled 2nd, headway approaching 6th, ridden in 7th after 3 out, stayed on same pace, 7th of 16, 25l behind Crackerjac Boy (9-7) at Carlisle 2m 4f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.