Highbury High won a similar race at Wincanton last week but has further to cover here and also a penalty to carry - he may struggle to follow up. Lukey Luke will have needed his fourth at Hexham having won at that course and at Wetherby earlier in the year. He's the senior runner in this but should figure, though this looks a good opportunity for THE MUMPER. His latest third at Taunton was his best run so far over fences and he can race off the same mark here. Clondaw Flicka might appreciate the step up to 3m and is preferred to Huntingdon third Tickatack of the remainder.
The Mumper (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 8th, not fluent 10th, not fluent 2 out, went 3rd at the last, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Coole River (11-4) at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd.
Clondaw Flicka (IRE) 17-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, in rear before 9th, weakened from 5 out, 4th of 8, 9l behind Cloudy Joker (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Tickatack (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Close up, slow 2nd, ridden 15th, plugged on, 3rd of 7, 37l behind Suburban Bay (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft.
Weston Lodge (IRE) 28-1 (11-11) Close up, jumped slow 6th and reminders, soon in rear, pulled up 9th, in a race won by Molko Jack (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft, 6 ran.
Highbury High (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Held up, mistake 1st, closed 11th, went 2nd going well before 3 out, challenged 2 out, soon led, sprawled badly on landing last and jockey lost iron, soon headed, gathered up and ran on to lead again towards finish, won at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd beating Richmond (12-5) by 1l, 5 ran.
Lukey Luke 14-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway to go mid-division 10th, went 3rd 3 out, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 7, 25l behind The Friary (11-7) at Hexham 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft.
Classic Case (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Always behind, tailed off 5 out, 12th of 14, well behind Pinkneys Prince (11-10) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.