This looks a race that you need a blind fold and pin to pick the winner with all but one with a chance but the tentative vote goes to Lanmire Tower. A winner twice at Market Rasen in the summer Lanmire Tower ran well enough in testing conditions around the same track last time out to suggest that another win is only around the corner. He has fitness on his side something that many of his rivals do not have and if reproducing his best he can go close. Freteval was in the process of running well behind Anflora last time out but for coming to grief at the fifteenth. He was a big price that day and he was probably a beaten horse at the time. Regal River likes soft ground but has always needed his first run back and is therefore bypassed. Ask the Umpire could be a more trust worthy type with a win under his belt at Bangor earlier on in the season and has since had conditions not on his side. This looks within his grasp so is one to note. But for the winner we return Lanmire Tower.
Lanmire Tower (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Held up, reminder 7th, headway 4 out, went 2nd after next, soon ridden, weakened from 2 out, 3rd of 7, 19l behind Avadi (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (F) hvy.
Ask The Umpire (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Prominent, ridden after 7th, weakening when not fluent 2 out, 7th of 17, 24l behind Pardon What (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (E) gd.
Freteval (FR) 33-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, headway 11th, led after 13th until fell 4 out in race won by Anflora (10-0) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-95 (F) sft in Oct, 16 ran.
Regal River (IRE) 7-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 11th, ridden approaching 3 out, kept on one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Red Alert Man (10-0) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-88 (F) sft in Feb.
Tallow Bay (IRE) 100-1 (9-10) In rear, kept on under pressure from 3 out, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 19l behind Robber (10-7) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (E) gd in Apr.