Molko Jack took advantage of his slide down the weights to score over 2m at Southwell last time. But that was his first win over fences in 16 attempts and MISTER WISEMAN is preferred. The latter has made the frame on his last couple of outings and is only 4lb higher than when scoring here in July. Cara Court gets a change of headgear after a blunder at Southwell caused her to unship her rider while course winner Gorey Lane may come out best of those making their seasonal debuts.
Gorey Lane (IRE) 4-1fav (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 17l behind Markadam (11-3) at Carlisle 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Legendary Hop 5-1 (11-12) Soon chasing leaders, driven in 3rd 3 out, mistake and no impression next, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Oscar Leney (10-6) at Southwell 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Nov '12.
Cara Court (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Jumped right, chased leader, led after 4th, hung right on bend and headed before 15th, chased leader until 16th, pushed along and well held in 3rd whn blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Inandover (10-3) at Southwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Mister Wiseman 3-1 (11-9) Led, mistake 10th, ridden, edged slightly right and nudged rival after omitted 3 out, headed before next, soon beaten, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Croco Mister (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.
Molko Jack (FR) 3-1 (10-6) Tracked leading pair, pushed along disputing 2nd after 4 out, blundered 3 out, soon ridden, went 2nd before 2 out, switched left approaching last, driven and stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Oct beating Turf Trivia (11-11) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Towards rear, ridden 7th, struggling from 11th, 5th of 7, 47l behind Midnight Charmer (10-3) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Irish Guard 6-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division, headway 7th, ridden and in 2nd when fell 2 out, in a race won by No No Bingo (11-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Sycho Fred (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, strugging 11th, kept on in moderate 4th from 2 out, no chance with leaders, 4th of 6, 23l behind Civil Unrest (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.