A winner over hurdles at Market Rasen last week, LUCKY LANDING had finished a close-up fourth over fences at the same track before that. Dropping down a grade for this, Tony Coyle's charge is preferred to Mulligan's Man. The latter makes his handicap debut having been placed in novice events on the last four occasions and makes more appeal than stablemate Seedless. Another Flutter should also be in the mix on the back of recent placed efforts in handicaps and looks best of the rest.
Lucky Landing (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Held up in last pair, in touch 6th, went 2nd 2 out, ridden to lead between last 2, stayed on flat, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Strongly Suggested (11-10) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Mulligan's Man (IRE) 6-4 (10-12) In rear and in touch, headway before 2 out, soon went 3rd, kept on to chase winner towards finish, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Twentypoundluck (10-12) at Perth 2m nov chs (4) gs in Jul.
Seedless 13-2 (11-11) Led to 9th, weakened before 2 out, last of 5, 50l behind My Lucky Flame (11-2) at Bangor 3m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Bay Central (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Led, mistake and headed 5th, lost place next, soon behind, tailed off 4 out, 5th of 6, well behind Citrus Mark (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.
Another Flutter (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Made most, headed narrowly 3 out, every chance last, stayed on to lead again briefly towards finish, held final strides, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Temple Lord (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Humbel Ben (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) In rear, blundered 5th, soon pushed along, reminders before 6th, soon tailed off, 8th of 11, 43l behind Dresden (11-9) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.