TOTALIZE finished four lengths ahead of Docs Legacy when runner-up to Ruacana on his hurdling debut at Catterick. He's fancied to go one better here though former Mark Johnston inmate Modernism could be a danger as he won over 1m4f on the Flat at Goodwood in the summer and has travelled up from Newmarket. Chris Grant's French import Lysino is also worth noting for future reference though had an alternative engagement at Doncaster yesterday. Asteroid Belt won at Wetherby in October but will find it tough against less-exposed rivals under a penalty.
Asteroid Belt (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) In rear, headway 4th to chase leaders, ridden and went left when disputing 2nd at last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 11l behind Dovils Date (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Blades Lad 50-1 (10-9) Fell 1st, in a race won by Ruacana (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs, 14 ran.
Cruachan (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Always behind, last of 11, 28l behind Critical Point (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct (flat).
Docs Legacy (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, chased leaders aproaching 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Ruacana (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs.
Lone Foot Laddie (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride always in rear, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Just When (8-11) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct (flat).
Lysino (GER) (8-13) 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Around The Moon (8-9) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2f 3yo clm hvy in Oct (flat).
Modernism 7-2 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 10l behind Handsome Man (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Sep (flat).
Totalize 5-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4th, chased leader next, ridden to challenge 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Ruacana (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs.
Zambezi Tiger (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 33l behind Fisher (10-12) at Galway 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Sep.