By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent

LADY Buttons faces stiff competition at Newcastle on Saturday, where the going is heavy, in the Betfair Fighting Fifth Class 1, over 2 miles and 6 furlongs.

Trained by Philip Kirby, Lady Buttons lines up in the five horse field, against strongly fancied Buveur D’Air (4-11), Silver Streak (4-1), Cornerstone Lad (25-1) and rank outsider Nelson River (50-1).

Lady Buttons (8-1) who won at Wetherby in soft going this month, will go head to head with Nicky Henderson trained Buveur D’Air, ridden  by Barry Geraghty, a winner at Punchestown over 2m in May and at Sandown in February.

NEWCASTLE 11.45: Navajo Pass. 12.20: Western Rules ew. 12.55: Glenduff ew. 1.30: Jammy George ew. 2.05: Buever D’Air. Lady Buttons ew. 2.40: Arnica ew. 3.20: Top Ville Ben ew.

WATCH: Video of Lady Buttons preparation ahead of Newcastle Betfair Fighting Fifth. Courtesy: Philip Kirby.