EASYDOESIT was a relatively easy winner of a similar contest over track and trip last month off a 7lb lower mark, ahead of Ergo Sum. He didn't take to fences last time but this looks within his range given the lack of quality among the opposition. Lysino has had plenty of chances, as has Market Rasen third Ivans Back, but Polstar and Crackerjack are relatively unexposed and it would be no surprise to see both in the firing-line in a low-key opener.
Easydoesit (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) In rear, pushed along 5th, weakened from next, pulled up, in a race won by Proud Times (11-7) at Catterick 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan, 5 ran.
Biggar (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) In touch in 5th, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 23l behind Call Box (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.
Generous Spender 25-1 (11-6) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 21l behind Rocky Elsom (11-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan '13.
Lysino (GER) 4-1 (10-13) In rear when jumped badly left at 1st, headway to track leader 3rd, ridden 3 out, soon struggling, behind when blundered last, 6th of 8, 26l behind Hawaii Five Nil (11-8) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy.
Polstar (FR) 100-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 4 out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 30l behind First Mohican (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs.
Ergo Sum 12-1 (11-3) Led, ridden and headed before last, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Easydoesit (11-10) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.
Danby's Legend 10-1 (11-1) Mid-division on outer, headway before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 47l behind Easydoesit (11-10) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.
Arkansas Dave (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Led until after 3 out, under pressure when jumped left next, weakened last, 5th of 9, 25l behind Next Hight (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Crackerjack 66-1 (10-11) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 14, 19l behind Zulu Oscar (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.
Benefitofhindsight 8-1 (10-9) Led until badly bumped and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Dorry K (10-6) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft, 13 ran.
Wheelavim 100-1 (10-8) Led, ridden before 3 out, headed 2 out, no extra run-in, 5th of 10, 11l behind Lean Burn (10-2) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Ivans Back (IRE) 6-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, headway 5 out, went 2nd before 2 out, hampered last, lost 2nd place towards finish, no extra, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Epee Celeste (10-1) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Vodka Red (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden and some headway 2 out, never nearer, 5th of 8, 12l behind Hawaii Five Nil (11-8) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy.