Buck Mulligan finally has his sights lowered but it's more than two-and-a-half years since he last won over fences and there are likely to be one or two too good for him again here on the ground. Corkage is accustomed to carrying big weights and only 3lb higher than when winning easily over hurdles at Doncaster in March. Tyrone House is a C&D winner and Carpincho and Rackham Lerouge also make some appeal but NO PLANNING was quite impressive when making a winning start over fences at Hexham and looks nicely handicapped given that he should improve for the experience. Sue Smith's gelding gets the nod as Global Flyer may need to drop a few pounds more before getting his head back in front.
Corkage (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, mistake 8th, outpaced before next, weakened approaching 2 out (usual 3 out), 8th of 10, well behind Cucumber Run (10-13) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-155 (2) gd in Apr.
Tyrone House (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Towards rear, pushed along after 9th, behind and well held when refused and unseated rider last, in a race won by Garleton (11-9) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs (2) gd in May, 10 ran.
Buck Mulligan 33-1 (10-11) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 4 out, hit next, weakened flat, 6th of 19, 21l behind Balthazar King (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs (2) gs in Oct.
Carpincho (FR) 5-1 (11-10) Held up, not fluent 2nd or 5th, hit 12th, 15 lengths 6th 5 out, went 4th 2 out, no impression, 4th of 9, 16l behind Lackamon (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs (3) gs in Mar.
Global Flyer 66-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2 out, disputing well held 4th when mistake, bumped and unseated rider last, in a race won by Romanesco (10-5) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Oct, 14 ran.
Rackham Lerouge (FR) 8-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway on inside 4 out, weakened before next, 5th of 9, 27l behind Iona Days (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
No Planning 12-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced before last, kept on well to lead towards finish, won at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Oct beating Rick (11-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Rich Lord 5-4fav (10-13) In touch in 4th, headway 11th, ridden before 3 out, chased winner from 2 out, kept on and no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Degas Art (11-8) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov chs (3) gd in Apr.
Pena Dorada (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, weakened before 4 out, went remote 4th from last, 4th of 7, 50l behind Harry Flashman (11-7) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.