Wicklow Lad was having only his second start for Neil Alexander when third at Carlisle and the longer trip should suit. Sun Cloud is unexposed over fences but Honest John appears to have lost his confidence and Mister Philson and Baltic Pathfinder are difficult to catch right. The Thirsty Bricky will probably find at least one too good again and Knockgraffon King faces a stiff task on his reappearance so this could rest between the two Lucinda Russell runners. Peter Buchanan rides OUTLAW TOM, who has won two of his three previous starts here and was in obvious need of his comeback run at Wetherby. He makes more appeal than the returning Fog Patches.
Knockgraffon King (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened quickly 3 out, soon behind, 9th of 10, well behind Rye Martini (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Apr.
Honest John 6-1 (11-0) Held up, blundered and unseated rider 12th, in a race won by Italian Master (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 10 ran.
Wicklow Lad 8-1 (11-6) Held up mid-division, headway before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Tutchec (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Sun Cloud (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) In touch, mistakes 1st and 9th, soon struggling, headway 2 out, left in 3rd at last, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 16l behind Coverholder (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.
The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) In rear, outpaced 5 out, ridden before 4 out, headway before 2 out, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Glen Countess (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Outlaw Tom (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Led to 1st, tracked leader, mistake 7th, soon lost place, 8th of 10, well behind Flicka Williams (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Mister Philson (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, under pressure 13th, hampered 14th, soon behind, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Nuts N Bolts (11-11) at Haydock 3m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov, 11 ran.
Jukebox Melody (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) In rear, blundered 5th never on terms, tailed off when blundered 2 out, 7th of 9, well behind Hi George (11-0) at Catterick 2m 3f beg chs (4) gd.
Fog Patches (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Towards rear, headway before 10th to chase leaders, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 13, 25l behind Blazing Bull (10-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Oil Burner 8-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, ridden before 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 8, 12l behind Tutchec (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Baltic Pathfinder (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Behind and mistakes, tailed off and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Orange Nassau (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov, 8 ran.