3m. 149yds. 10 Declared.
JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1 ) of £250,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €140,325.00 2nd - €52,775.00 3rd - €26,375.00 4th - €13,175.00 5th - €6,625.00 6th - €3,300.00 7th - €1,700.00 8th - €900.00 9th - €500.00 10th - €250.00
Formscan - A competitive renewal of the Liverpool Hurdle with several intriguing contenders lining up, including Marie's Rock, who is fancied to bounce back following a disappointing run behind Honeysuckle in the Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. She gets a mares' allowance here, so the daughter of Milan looks a big player for powerful connections. That being said, Stayers' Hurdle winners are 5-7 in this race since it became a Grade 1 in 2010, so SIRE DU BERLAIS could be worth siding with. He kept on well to score from the well-fancied Flooring Porter in this contest last year and the fact he was able to uphold that form at Cheltenham last month must make Gordon Elliott's 11-year-old of significant interest. Dashel Drasher filled the runner-up spot behind the selection last time out and is another not to be taken lightly in first-time cheekpieces.