Lancetto sets a decent standard on his third to Al Ferof in a Grade 1 at Sandown in December and has been proved very consistent over fences. He'll make a decent handicapper next season while L'Eldorado won at Hexham in the autumn, though has had his limitations exposed since. DOMTALINE has managed a couple of wins over hurdles at Chepstow but he's bred to be a chaser and, getting plenty of weight from his two likely market rivals, can get off the mark at the first time of asking. The others are difficult to recommend on what they've shown so far.
Lancetto (FR) 5-2 (11-6) Led, hung left from before 2 out, headed last, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Toubab (10-12) at Sandown 2m nov chs (2) gd in Feb.
L'Eldorado (FR) 9-2 (11-7) Led, headed after 4 out, soon reminders and beaten, 2nd of 3, 16l behind Kudu Country (11-7) at Southwell 2m nov chs (4) gd in Feb.
Croco Mister (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) In rear, mistake 6th(water), stumbled on landing 8th, weakened 4 out, 5th of 7, well behind Relax (11-0) at Leicester 2m 4f mdn chs (5) gs in Mar.
Domtaline (FR) 25-1 (10-13) Mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next, in a race won by Swincombe Flame (10-4) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl (2) gd in Jan, 19 ran.
How's D Strawboss (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Held up, headway approaching 8th, blundered 10th, outpaced 11th, weakened approaching 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Darna (11-5) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (3) gd in Mar.
Mister Twirley (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, reminder after 9th, blundered 12th, soon weakened, 6th of 7, well behind Tiger O'Toole (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov chs (3) gd in Mar.
No Reception (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, weakened well before 3 out, 9th of 13, 41l behind Low Gales (11-4) at Ludlow 3m mdn hdl (5) gd in Feb.