Raven's Tower has only found one too good in a couple of juvenile hurdles so far but he's never raced on ground this soft and three-year-olds have a poor record against older horses this early in the season. Border Station did win on good to soft going at Fontwell in June but usually needs a run to blow away the cobwebs and Just Beware is starting to look a light of former days. It's a long time since DELPHI MOUNTAIN was in the winner's enclosure but he's well handicapped nowadays so we'll take a chance on Richard Woollacott's Irish import in what looks a particularly weak affair.
Border Station (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, clear before last, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jun beating Pampelonne (11-9) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Kalamill (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4th until 5th, lost place before 3 out, 7th of 11, 16l behind Moscow Me (10-8) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Delphi Mountain (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, close 2nd when not much room and not fluent 6th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 11, 24l behind Sporting Boy (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.
Raven's Tower (USA) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3 out, ridden to lead last, stayed on under pressure until headed and no extra final 75 yards, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Ballyglasheen (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Hold The Bucks (USA) 50-1 (10-3) Prominent, pushed along before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 15, 17l behind Banyan Tree (11-4) at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd in Dec '11.
Just Beware 20-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, lost place and behind after 3rd, soon struggling, tailed off 2 out, 7th of 9, well behind Whispering Harry (10-4) at Stratford 2m hcp hld 0-95 (5) sft in Oct.