Balerina returned to form at Huntingdon and her 6lb rise is more than cancelled out by Peter Hatton's claim so she should be in the shake-up. Abnaki didn't appear to handle soft ground at Warwick after scoring on good going at Fakenham but this can go to DAWN COMMANDER. Charlie Longsdon's grey, a winning point-to-pointer and hurdler in Ireland, has been staying on very strongly over 2m5f on both starts for new connections and this trip looks ideal. Lord Crewe is extremely consistent and was catching the winner in a decent handicap at Taunton last time and he's at the right end of the weights as is Fentara, though she's yet to prove she stays this far.
Extreme Impact 20-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 6th, well beaten 9th, 11th of 15, well behind Knock A Hand (11-1) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs.
Heathcliff (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Led, pushed along and headed 6th, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 19, 35l behind Grand Vision (10-3) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy.
Riptide 40-1 (11-9) Prominent early, soon lost place and in rear, tailed off from 8th, 11th of 12, 48l behind Dais Return (11-1) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.
Camden (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, led, headed 3rd, chased leader, hit 8th, lost 2nd before 4 out, not fluent next, weakened soon after, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Our Father (11-11) at Ascot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Dec, 18 ran.
Dawn Commander (GER) 20-1 (11-8) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, effort 6th, no impression when not fluent 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, no threat, 7th of 14, 17l behind Barbatos (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Jan.
Requin (FR) 9-2fav (11-9) Mid-division on outside, lost place 9th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Cruchain (10-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jan, 14 ran.
Cloudy Too (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, led 4 out, headed 2 out, ridden before last, no extra and lost 2nd run-in, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Dais Return (11-1) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.
Dais Return (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Mid-division, in touch on outside 8th, mistake and lost place 4 out, soon behind, pulled up before next, in a race won by Reindeer Dippin (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.
Golden Call (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Led, headed 9f out, chased winner until ridden over 4f out, soon beaten, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 9l behind The Hollinwell (10-8) at Southwell 2m n h flat (6) std.
Danderry (IRE) 15-2 (11-10) Held up in touch, lost place after 4th, not fluent 6th, reminders after next, weakened approaching 9th, pulled up after, in a race won by Thelobstercatcher (11-8) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Jan '11, 14 ran.
Balerina (FR) 20-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, headway to 3rd at 6th, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, rallied 2 out, challenged and upsides last, led soon after, hung left under pressure flat, driven out, won at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan beating Ministerofinterior (11-2) by 3l, 9 ran.
Fentara 6-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway after 5th, went 2nd after 7th, challenged when not fluent 3 out, soon led, blundered and headed 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Sandynow (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan.
Abnaki (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders 3 out, weakened before next, 8th of 14, 31l behind Bellflower Boy (11-0) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.
Federstar (GER) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, lost place before 8th, soon ridden, hit 10th, struggling in 6th when blundered 11th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Victors Serenade (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft, 10 ran.
Lord Crewe (IRE) 3-1fav (10-8) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, ridden after next, 5th last, rallied to chase winner flat, just failed, 2nd of 8, nk behind Fox Appeal (11-5) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Jan.
Ebony River (IRE) 4-1fav (11-3) Held up, headway when not fluent 6th, ridden when not fluent 3 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 8, 25l behind Lightning Strike (11-12) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.
Mauricetheathlete (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Tracked winner, fell 2nd, in a race won by Mark The Book (11-11) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.