Borehill Joker gets the confident vote here with Lilac and Zarakash rating the main dangers. The selection won well last time out when beating Now Then Sid with a little in hand and although having a penalty for that win he again has conditions to suit and will be hard to beat. Lilac rates the main danger on her best form but she just gave the impression the handicapper had caught up with her when fourth behind Rabbit last time out and is passed over for that reason. Zarakash was a fair third behind Traprain when last seen and if fit after a 90 day absence he will not be far away. Of the remainder Silver Bow is game and consistent and is sure to run his race but he looks weighted up to his best and with this in mind for the winner we return to Borehill Joker.
Beat The Heat (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) In touch, reminders after 2nd, lost place 12th, tailed off when pulled up at the 14th in race won by Sungates (10-12) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf, 13 ran.
Lilac 7-4fav (11-2) Held up, ridden approaching 3 out, kept on from 2 out, never dangerous, 4th of 12, 10l behind Rabbit (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (4) gf.
Borehill Joker 4-1 (11-5) In touch, led after 4 out, clear after 2 out, kept on well, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (4) gf beating Now Then Sid (11-7) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Zarakash (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Prominent, headway when mistake 3 out, chased leaders until weakened approaching last, left 3rd and mistake last, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Traprain (11-7) at N Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Apr.
Silver Bow 4-1jt-fav (11-2) Held up, headway 5th, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 26l behind Erins Lass (9-8) at Market Rasen 2m 6f cnd hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Oyster Pearl (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Chased leader, joined leader 5th, ridden after 6th, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Top Trees (11-2) at N Abbot 2m 3f hdl 0-90 (5) gd.