Oscar Prairie and Stopped Out both had hurdles entries yesterday but would have to go on the short-list if coming here instead. First Fandango and Tanks For That are interesting runners but The Nephew has his first start since going close over fences at Carlisle in October. All That Remains has been a bit more consistent this season but the finish may be fought out by Domtaline and DAYMAR BAY, as it was here just over two weeks ago. The former just held on that day so you would fancy the runner-up to take his revenge on 6lb better terms and he gets the vote.
Domtaline (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, went 2nd 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden 3 lengths clear inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan beating Daymar Bay (11-0) by 1l, 13 ran.
Oscar Prairie (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Held up mid-division, soo dropped towards rear, headway on outer before 2 out, led last, kept on well, won at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan beating Sunny Ledgend (11-0) by 2l, 9 ran.
All That Remains (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Mid-division on outside, headway approaching 3 out, stayed on one pace before next, 4th of 11, 12l behind If In Doubt (11-8) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Daymar Bay (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden 4f out, headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Domtaline (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Divine Intavention (IRE) 11-8fav (11-6) Soon tracking leaders, challenged after 7th, blundered 10th, ridden 3 out, just over
First Fandango 17-2 (11-1) Held up in touch, jumped slowly and lost place 2nd, reminder after next, behind 3 out (normal 6 out), tailed off when mistake last (normal 4 out), 6th of 7, well behind Ely Brown (10-1) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Oct.
Fredo (IRE) 4-1fav (11-7) Held up in rear, blundered 17th, soon beaten, 7th of 10, well behind Leg Iron (11-3) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Marley Roca (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, hit 8th, ridden after 3 out, one pace 7th 2 out, 6th of 16, 18l behind King Massini (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 5f cond hcp chs (4yo+) (3) gd in Dec.
Stopped Out 8-1 (11-12) Led and set steady pace, increased tempo from 4th, came to stand's side after 3 out, joined 2 out, soon headed, one pace and no impression when dropped to 3rd between last 2, kept on pressing for 2nd, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Whisper (11-8) at Newbury 2m 5f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.
Tanks For That (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division on inside, closed 3rd, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 11, 29l behind Eastlake (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs (2) gd in Dec.
The Nephew (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway 5 out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Hollow Blue Sky (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Tzora 12-1 (11-4) Always behind, pulled up, in a race won by Sea Lord (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Jul, 14 ran.
Golden Gael 25-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, weakened quickly before next, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Benefique Royale (10-0) at Sandown 2m 4f (3) gs in Dec.
Osmosia (FR) 8-1 (10-0) Held up in 5th, stayed on from 3 out, went 5 lengths 2nd 2 out, closed on all out winner nearing finish but always held, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Chestnut Ben (11-6) at Newbury 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Dec.
Tallulah Mai 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 5th of 12, 32l behind Oh Right (9-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.