Tenor Nivernais was still in contention when his rider's iron slipped at Wincanton last time and can figure with normal luck in-running. CLOUDY TOO is up 8lb for his defeat of the progressive Dunowen Point at Wetherby but is is dropping down a grade and makes more appeal than stablemate Yurok, who also scored at Wetherby in December. Ohio Gold has shown promise in novice events and is less exposed than recent Doncaster winner The Chazer while Makethe Mostofnow should be thereabouts with a clear round after falling at Ffos Las a fortnight ago. Achimota and Furrows are harder to fancy.
Tenor Nivernais (FR) 11-8 (11-4) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd after 7th, not fluent 11th, pushed along and every chance when hampered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Milans Well (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs (4) hvy in Jan, 4 ran.
Cloudy Too (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Held up mid-division, chased leaders 5 out, led before 4 out, jumped left 2 out, pressed last, ridden and ran on well run-in, won at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft beating Dunowen Point (11-1) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Yurok (IRE) 5-4 (11-9) Tracked winner, effort approaching 2 out, ridden and outpaced when edged left between last 2, one pace last, well held when lost 2nd near finish, last of 3, 4l behind Red Rocco (11-6) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (4) hvy in Dec.
Ohio Gold (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, went 2nd next, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Fago (11-4) at Newbury 2m 1f nov chs (4) sft in Jan.
Makethe Mostofnow (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Held up off the pace, fell 13th, in a race won by Carruthers (10-8) at Ffos Las 3m 4f hcp chs (2) hvy, 12 ran.
The Chazer (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Mid-division, headway before 10th, blundered 4 out, went 2nd on bit 3 out, led next, jumped left last, kept on, won at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft beating What A Warrior (11-12) by 2l, 8 ran.
Achimota (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, closed 4th, led after 8th, headed before 3 out, soon ridden, edged left before last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 12l behind Module (11-7) at Leicester 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Jan.
Furrows 10-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, steady headway to chasee leaders before 3 out, kept on flat, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 8l behind Filbert (11-0) at Ludlow 2m nov chs 0-125 (4) sft in Jan.