Sum Laff was well beaten in a handicap last time having won a beginners' chase at Ludlow before that and Wild Geese failed to complete on his chasing debut over these fences. Exotic Man and Tutchec were placed at Wetherby and Ayr respectively on their latest starts and can figure but PICKWORTH is worth sticking with. The three-time winning hurdler opened her account over fences at Market Rasen last week with previous winner Billy Cuckoo back in third and Philip Kirby's mare can go in again.
Sum Laff (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, hit 11th, mistake 4 out, 3rd and beaten when bad error 3 out, soon weakened, mistake 2 out, 3rd of 10, 23l behind Fairy Rath (11-10) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Wild Geese (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Towards rear, tailed off before 5 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Civil Unrest (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gd, 11 ran.
Exotic Man (FR) 15-2 (10-8) In rear in 4th, blundered 7th, went 3rd before 4 out, left 2nd and well held 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 4, 7l behind Ulysse Collonges (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nov chs (4) gs.
Word of Warning 5-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 5 out, went 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on from last, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Goldtrek (10-1) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Tutchec (FR) 5-1 (11-9) Prominent, led 3rd until next, pressed leader, not fluent 12th, mistake 13th and 4 out, not fluent 3 out, led approaching last, headed flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Secret Desert (9-11) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft.
Overafrica (IRE) 7-2 (11-8) Held up towards rear, mistake 15th ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, last of 6, 22l behind Royal Mackintosh (11-4) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Pickworth (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Led until soon after 4th, tracked leader, 6 lengths clear with leader 10th, led approaching 3 out, ridden and stayed on strongly run in, won at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft beating Capisci (10-11) by 9l, 5 ran.
Ballymacduff (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, a close 2nd when fell 13th, in a race won by Or de Grugy (11-5) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd, 10 ran.