Winning pointer Cavite Alpha is returning from a lengthy absence while Grasscutter and Jaffonnien look to have little chance on what they've shown so far. Nobunaga will have needed the run when pulled up over hurdles at Wincanton in January, however, and Qaspal is sure to strip fitter for his debut fourth over fences at Huntingdon 11 days ago. But DOESLESSTHANME sets a decent standard on the best of his form this winter and should be able to concede weight all round, despite not having scored since October.
Doeslessthanme (IRE) 11-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 13th, no impression on winner from 2 out, 2nd of 4, 9l behind Webberys Dream (10-7) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs (3) sft in Jan.
Cavite Alpha (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Gd hdwy 11; led 3 out; easy, won at Chaddesley Corbett 3m ptp gs in Jan '11 beating Hugs Dealer (12-0) by 8l, 10 ran.
Grasscutter (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, hit 3rd and unseated rider, in a race won by Akarshan (11-6) at Ludlow 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Feb, 10 ran.
Jaffonnien (FR) 5-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, took keen hold, closed 9f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 21l behind The Hollinwell (10-8) at Southwell 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb.
Nobunaga 33-1 (11-9) Mid-division, weakened after 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Star Of Angels (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Qaspal (FR) 7-4 (11-0) Held up in 4th, went 3rd approaching 8th, hit 2 out, no extra last, 4th of 5, 10l behind Owen Glendower (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m nov chs (3) gs in Feb.