Last week's easy Catterick winner Wilde Pastures is a doubtful runner but trainer James Ewart has a ready-made substitute in SACRE TOI. Also a winner last time, at Kelso, the seven-year-old is still at the right end of the handicap and could have too much for less-exposed Huntingdon runner-up Memorabilia and Sedgefield specialist Schinken Otto. The selection's stablemate, Vosges, may be best of the rest as Qoubilai and Jack The Gent's jumping is still an area of concern while Fiftyonefiftyone hasn't been firing.
Qoubilai (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Led until not fluent 1st, pressed leader, lost place 12th, 7th when fell 4 out, in a race won by Plein Pouvoir (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 5f cond hcp chs (4yo+) (3) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Representingceltic (10-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Wilde Pastures (IRE) 11-4 (10-2) Made all, clear from 2 out, ridden out, won at Catterick 2m nov chs 0-110 (4) sft beating Highrate (10-12) by 17l, 5 ran.
Jack The Gent (IRE) 17-2 (11-11) Led, edged left and headed approaching 2 out, no extra last, 4th of 7, 19l behind Arthur's Pass (11-7) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan.
Vosges (FR) 9-1 (11-8) Tracked winner, led 2nd, headed 7th, chased winner until before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 8, 27l behind Back Bob Back (11-7) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Jan.
Memorabilia 10-3 (11-8) Mid-division, closed 7th, led before 2 out, ridden and edged left flat, soon headed, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Bobby Dove (9-12) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Sacre Toi (FR) 13-8fav (10-9) Pressed leader, led 4 out, headed narrowly 2 out, soon ridden, regained narrow lead last, stayed on under pressure to go clear final 75 yards, won at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec beating Ros Castle (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Schinken Otto (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led last, ridden and stayed on strongly run-in, won at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan beating Simonside (11-11) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.