WINGULL should come on for his recent run at Uttoxeter and is selected. George Baker's gelding was a tired horse when second to Kilkenny Star on his chasing debut but he had jumped well in the main and gets the nod. The Brimmer is another unexposed chaser but he was only third because Celestial Halo and Rougham fell at the fourth-last. Rimini, a winning point-to-pointer, was a winner at Plumpton over hurdles last time and is hugely respected, whilst course winner Kristallo, the well-handicapped War Party and the lightly-weighted Turn Up all contribute to a competitive handicap.
The Brimmer (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Tracked leader and keen, mistake 5th, about 14 lengths back in 3rd, when left narrow leader 4 out, soon hampered by fallen horse and headed, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Diamond Brook (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f beg chs (3) gd.
Kristallo (GER) 9-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, led narrowly 2nd, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Rathcor (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd.
Rimini (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Led to 1st, tracked leader, led approaching 3 out, hung left approaching last, hard ridden and hung left again flat, held on well, driven out, won at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf beating Motor Home (10-11) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
War Party 15-2 (10-10) Towards rear, ridden before 6th, modest 5th 3 out, no impression, went 4th latter stages, 4th of 8, 32l behind Hibiki (10-12) at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gd.
Laneguy (FR) 6-1 (11-2) Led and keen, headed briefly approaching 8th, pecked slightly 10th, headed next, quickly weakened and pulled up before 13th, in a race won by Fidelis (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd, 9 ran.
Wingull (IRE) 11-4 (10-9) Raced wide, tracked leading trio, 3rd from 4th, chased winner going well enough 3 out, chance 2 out, looked held when blundered last, no real impression flat, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Kilkenny All Star (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs.
Turn Up (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, led, mistake 5th, headed next, led 7th, ridden after next, clear 4 out, mistake 2 out, headed after last, no extra, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Buds Dilemma (10-5) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-85 (5) gd.
Tora Petcha (IRE) 28-1 (10-11) Always in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Golden Gem (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gd in Sep, 14 ran.