DAWN COMMANDER is the highest rated of these over jumps and wasn't beaten far in a similar contest at Kempton in December. Charlie Longsdon's charge can come out best if taking to the surface. The Fonz ran well for a long way in one of these races at Lingfield earlier in the year and should be thereabouts while The Fox's Decree has been holding his form over hurdles and fences of late and can also figure. Billy Cuckoo also arrives in good heart and makes more appeal than both Charming Lad and American Life.
American Life (FR) 12-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, blundered next, driven and stayed on to go 3rd run in, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Sixty Something (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft.
Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Led, not fluent 6 out, headed before 10th, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 9, 24l behind Devotion To Duty (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft.
Charming Lad (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Behind, weakened from 8th, tailed off 12th, 8th of 9, 37l behind Stormhoek (11-1) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
Dawn Commander (GER) 11-2 (11-6) Held up mid-division, headway after 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 14, 31l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.
Feeling Peckish (USA) 66-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, weakened before 12th, tailed off, 6th of 12, well behind Keeverfield (10-13) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Mad Professor (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) In touch, ridden and dropped to rear 6th, behind from 3 out, 3rd of 6, 24l behind Peak Seasons (9-4) at Fakenham 2m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Nov.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Close up, pushed along 8th, ridden next, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Topaze Collonges (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Roi De Garde (FR) 7-2 (10-9) Tracked leader until 4th, close up, weakened 15th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Soudain (10-11) at Market Rasen 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
The Fonz 20-1 (10-1) In touch in mid-division, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Aaim To Prosper (10-8) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd.
The Fox's Decree 5-1 (10-13) In touch, headway to press leader 6th, led after 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, chased winner until run in, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Wily Fox (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Snowed In (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Held up, always behind, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 11th of 12, well behind Virginia Ash (11-3) at Chepstow 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Feb.