No Planning's fitness is guaranteed and Sue Smith's stable is already in good form. Donald McCain's Boruler is respected as he'll have had plenty of schooling and Balding Banker has the scope to make his mark over the larger obstacles and has joined Ferdy Murphy after leaving Paul Nicholls. The mare Doynosaur also warrants a second look but Sean Airgead might struggle to concede weight to less exposed rivals and Papamoa may need this. RICK was the best of these over timber and has travelled up from John Ferguson's Suffolk yard. This may be on the sharp side but his class can see him home in front.
Sean Airgead (IRE) 13-2 (10-4) Held up, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 20l behind Kalellshan (10-7) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs sft in Aug.
Balding Banker (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 4th, led when mistake 3 out, soon headed, weakened flat, 4th of 13, 23l behind Hills Of Aran (11-5) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Boruler (IRE) 11-4fav (11-4) Tracked leader, led from 1st, mistakes 6th and 7th, headed 2 out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Locked Inthepocket (10-7) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in May.
Bremer Bay (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Held up, mistake 2nd, headway 4th, not fluent 6th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Glenora Gale (9-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug, 6 ran.
Day of Destiny (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, last of 9, well behind Grey Gold (11-6) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.
No Planning 11-2 (10-11) In touch, mistake 3rd, close 3rd when mistake 7th, went 2nd soon after until 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 11, 15l behind Red Not Blue (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Sep.
Papamoa 11-4 (11-2) Towards rear and pushed along, went 3rd before 2 out, chased winner before last, kept on, held last 50 yards, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Teerie Express (10-6) at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Rick (FR) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, driven approaching 3 out, ridden and effort before next, kept on same pace, no impression before last, 7th of 21, 26l behind Cape Tribulation (11-12) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Apr.
Rigidity 25-1 (10-13) Towards rear, blundered 4th, well beaten 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Attaglance (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (0-145) (4yo+) (2) gd in Mar, 24 ran.
Turbolinas (FR) 10-1 (9-12) Mid-division, headway 5th, led 6th, headed before 7th, weakened 2 out, 7th of 14, 24l behind Young Mags (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Doynosaur 8-1 (11-4) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd before next, driven and no impression when hung left before last, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Tarn Hows (11-9) at Stratford 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.