Dr Livingstone was beaten on the Flat at Kempton last month but landed a double in bumpers on the Polytrack in January. However, a 12lb penalty may be beyond him in this with DOLATULO in opposition. Warren Greatrexs' charge finished fourth behind Sam Winner in one of these races at Kempton on his penultimate start and this looks less competitive. Jack The Gent has been in better form over fences recently and has gone close in a bumper over course and distance in the past. He's just preferred to Always Bold, who has held his form well since scoring over hurdles in October.
Dr Livingstone (IRE) 5-4fav (11-5) Held up towards rear, good headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan beating Mickelson (11-5) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
All That Remains (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 11th, headway to go 5th before 2 out, ridden and weakened before last, 5th of 8, 13l behind La Pantera Rosa (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Sep.
Always Bold (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Towards rear and raced wide, ridden before 4 out, headway before 3 out, challenging when blundered 2 out, kept on and held run-in, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Mauricetheathlete (10-12) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Dolatulo (FR) 33-1 (10-8) Made most, mistake 8th, ridden and headed 3 out, chased leader until still chance 2 out, lost 2nd soon after, weakened run-in, 5th of 18, 21l behind Master Of The Sea (10-11) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Feb.
Grenoli (FR) 15-2 (10-2) Led until 5th, tracked leader, mistake and dropped to last 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 5, 22l behind Peak Seasons (9-7) at Leicester 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd in Nov.
Jack The Gent (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner before
Refusal 5-1 (11-7) Led, headed early in back straight, mistakes after, well beaten after 8th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Morgan's Bay (10-11) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft, 8 ran.
That'll Do Nicely (IRE) 15-2 (10-5) Held up mid-division, ridden and in 4th when weakening 3 out, jumped badly right and lost 4th place last, 5th of 11, 45l behind Ahyaknowyerself (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Venir Rouge 40-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off, 6th of 13, 45l behind Admiral Blake (10-0) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.