With four of the 10 runners, Bernard Llewellyn will be confident of getting at least one in the frame. Kozmina Bay, successful in a novices' handicap at Uttoxeter in December, may be the Caerphilly handler's best hope ahead of Taunton second Captain Sharpe. OSGOOD would be an interesting contender if anywhere near his best and is given a tentative vote with Joseph Akehurst taking off 7lb as he has a lot more pace than Douchkirk.
Tallulah Mai 33-1 (11-6) Mid-division, ridden and struggling 11th, fell 4 out, in a race won by Lord Fox (10-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb, 12 ran.
Douchkirk (FR) 10-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, led 6th, headed before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 16, 24l behind Patavium (11-0) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Captain Sharpe 12-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, led 3 out, not fluent and headed 2 out, chased winner, no impression before last, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Area Access (9-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Osgood 20-1 (10-8) Took keen hold early, in rear, hampered 5th, never on terms, weakened 3 out, eased, well tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Hold The Bucks (9-11) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Stag Hill (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) In rear, pushed along and headway 4 out, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 9, 34l behind Delphi Mountain (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Cash For Steel (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Mid-division, bumped 1st, not fluent and ridden 5th, well held 5th 2 out, plugged on, no impression, 4th of 11, 11l behind Stadium Of Light (10-9) at Stratford 2m 3f cnd/am sll hdl (5) sft in Oct.
Kozmina Bay 16-1 (10-0) Pressed leader, led after 6th, driven before 2 out, clear last, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec beating Blake Dean (11-2) by 6l, 10 ran.
Echoes Of Joy 50-1 (11-0) Went left start and slowly away, in rear, not fluent 2nd, some headway when blundered 5th, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Drombeg West (10-0) at Towcester 2m (5) hvy in Feb, 12 ran.
Drummond 22-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led after 3 out, headed before last, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Delphi Mountain (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Maccabees 12-1 (9-10) Held up, hit 2nd, dropped to rear 6th, 9th of 12, 25l behind Hold The Bucks (10-12) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.