Esme Rides A Gaine has a course and distance victory to her credit but that was in 2011, though she does generally run well here. Cloudy Dawn has been plodding round in his own time but at least has no problems with the marathon trip. Winning hunter Call Me Mulligan has been struggling at the weights in handicaps, though John Dawson's claim is a bonus here, but it's about time DUKEOFCHESTERWOOD was winning again. Karen McLintock's veteran is 9lb higher than when scoring at Southwell in May but he's been running well off similar marks and looks capable of adding to his tally.
Call Me Mulligan (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Prominent until 6th, towards rear 8th, behind from 14th, 8th of 10, well behind Italian Master (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Heez A Steel (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Led, headed before 4 out, every chance before 3 out, one pace and no impression before 2 out, lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Maggie Blue (10-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Dukeofchesterwood 7-2 (10-4) Led to 5th, tracked leaders, led before 4th, soon headed, chased winner last, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind More Equity (11-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Saville Row (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) In rear, detached 2nd, soon struggling, pulled up 12th, in a race won by Boris The Blade (11-12) at Newcastle 3m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 10 ran.
Esme Rides A Gaine 22-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, lost place 5th, reminders after 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Pyjama Game (11-4) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in May, 9 ran.
Cloudy Dawn 11-10fav (9-11) Led until 2nd, chased leaders, not fluent 5th and next, ridden after 4 out, went 3rd under pressure before next, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Shalamiyr (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft.
Great Ocean Road (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Disputed lead, reminders and lost place after 13th, lost place when mistake next, weakened before 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Matmata de Tendron (10-6) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft, 9 ran.
Over And Above (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Led until 10th, lost place 4 out, soon behind, pulled up before last, in a race won by Pistol Basc (10-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft, 8 ran.
Samson Collonges (FR) 10-3 (10-0) Tracked leaders, in rear from 8th, pushed along after next, tailed off 12th, 5th of 6, well behind Settledoutofcourt (11-6) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.