Newcastle third Tutchec has every chance of reversing earlier Carlisle running with Oil Burner on 8lb better terms and is one for the short-list but PENSNETT BAY won by a wide-margin at Uttoxeter last month and has travelled up from Lambourn for this. A repeat performance should see him in the firing-line but Market Rasen winner Dont Tell Sailor has more to do here and Runswick Relax hasn't really sparkled over fences so far while it seems like a long time since Highrate won here in November.
The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, tailed off before 4 out, 7th of 10, well behind Lackamon (11-12) at Sedgefield 3m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Apr.
Pensnett Bay 9-2 (11-5) Made all, hit 8th, ridden after 4 out, drew clear from next, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr beating Comeragh King (11-3) by 32l, 9 ran.
Dont Tell Sailor (IRE) 2-1fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, not fluent last, soon strongly challenged, kept on well under pressure, won at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr beating Ifonlyalfie (10-7) by nk, 6 ran.
Pena Dorada (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 2 out, plugged on flat but no chance, 5th of 8, 27l behind Gonow (10-8) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Forzy Origny (FR) 66-1 (11-10) Reminders early, soon chased leaders, led 6th, headed before 9th, reminders after,reminders again 14th, weakened after 5 out, 9th of 13, well behind Blazing Bull (10-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Golden View (IRE) 17-2 (11-9) Led 2nd, headed 7th, tracked leaders, ridden 10th, weakened next, 5th of 6, 42l behind Little Chip (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Oil Burner 9-2 (10-10) Raced wide in touch, headway to chase leaders 6th, slow jump 11th, soon lost place, towards rear when blundered 13th and next, tailed off when blundered 4 out, 7th of 9, well behind Galway Jack (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Highrate (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Mistake 1st, mid-division, tracked leaders 8th, outpaced 10th, ridden before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 8, 19l behind William Money (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Tutchec (FR) 5-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, led 8th, headed narrowly after 4 out, every chance when not fluent 2 out, ridden to lead again narrowly between last 2, headed last, no extra in 3rd flat, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind My Friend George (10-6) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Apr.
Runswick Relax 3-1fav (10-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before 2 out, faded after last, lost 4th place towards finish, 5th of 7, 39l behind Acrai Rua (10-11) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.