Dot Or Feather won on his chasing bow at Fakenham and is probably capable of further improvement. This isn't a strong handicap and he could easily go close here. Carrickmines has lost his way and needs a strong gallop while Cast Cada is difficult to recommend on this season's form. O Crotaigh came unstuck at Wetherby last time but SOUND ACCORD appears to be running into a bit of form and, a couple of pounds lower than when third at Chepstow in January, can end his long losing run here. De Forgotten Man took a heavy fall on his chasing debut and may be best watched today.
Carrickmines (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, jumped slowly 5th, not fluent next, some headway after 4 out, mistake and weakened next, 8th of 13, 33l behind Painter Man (9-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Feb.
O Crotaigh (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Prominent, led 3rd, jumped right 4th, headed next, jumped slowly 8th, weakened after 12th, tailed off, 7th of 12, 45l behind Railway Dillon (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (4) gs in Feb.
Emperor Concerto 15-2 (11-4) In rear, under pressure 11th, soon behind, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Calusa Caldera (11-3) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Mar '11, 8 ran.
Cast Cada (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division, driven after 14th, poor 7th when blundered 4 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 10th of 16, 50l behind Glens Boy (10-11) at Newbury 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Jan.
De Forgotten Man (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Fell 1st, in a race won by Arctic Ben (11-5) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan, 8 ran.
Sound Accord (IRE) 8-11fav (11-4) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, soon hung left, one pace over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Glen Countess (10-6) at Southwell 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb.
Dot Or Feather (IRE) 11-4 (11-5) Tracked leader, led 4th, headed 6th, led again 5 out, strongly challenged 2 out, forged clear last, stayed on well, won at Fakenham 2m 5f Am hcp ch 0-100 (5) sft in Jan beating Safe Investment (11-4) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.