Cobbs Corner has been raised 6lb for winning at Fakenham but was due to run at Taunton yesterday. Cornicello has won a couple of novice handicaps including last week’s success at Wincanton while Lough Carra finished second again at Uttoxeter last time and cheekpieces are applied. But STRATTON OAKMONT was last seen finishing runner-up when sent off favourite at Southwell in May and is taken to make a winning return dropping down a grade for this.
Stratton Oakmont (IRE) 10-3fav (11-8) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, closed from 7th, led after 3 out, headed before last, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Marajman (11-11) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.
Okavango Delta (IRE) 16-5 (11-13) Mid-division, pushed along home turn, kept on from 2 out, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Melburnian (11-7) at Kelso 2m hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Cornicello (FR) 11-10fav (12-0) Made virtually all, ridden approaching 2 out, clear last, ran on well flat, won at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (5) gd in Nov beating Baliyad (10-6) by 5 1/2l, 8 ran.
Garde Des Champs (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, pulled up before 2 out, at Perth 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in May.
Finalshot 4-1 (10-10) Mid-division, pushed along from 4 out, behind 2 out, late headway for distant 3rd, 3rd of 6, 18l behind Manor Park (12-0) at Ludlow 2m hcp (4) gf in Oct.
Lough Carra (IRE) 4-1fav (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd until 4th, went 2nd 6th, led before 2 out, headed approaching last, no impression on winner towards finish, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Pardon Me (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Turnaway (IRE) 22-1 (11-11) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, soon beaten, 12th of 17, 18 3/4l behind Love Actually (11-8) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp (5) gs in Jan.
Kings Creek (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, lost place 5th, closed next, pushed along before 3 out, lost place before 2 out, 6th of 7, 20 1/2l behind Danger Money (10-8) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Game Beaaa (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Chased leader, ridden and outpaced 3 out, plugged on approaching last, ran on well in 3rd, 3rd of 8, 15 1/4l behind Lucky Lover Boy (11-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Cornell 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear, ridden 3 out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 29 3/4l behind Silkstone (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Switch Partner (IRE) 50-1 (10-3) Took keen hold, rein broke just after start, pulled up after 3rd, at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Northern Falcon 10-1 (11-6) Prominent, ridden and outpaced approaching 2 out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 37l behind Grey Market (11-6) at Hexham 2m 7f mdn (4) gs in May.
Cobbs Corner (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, led last, ran on, won at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Oct beating Blended Stealth (11-5) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.