Quintus was made favourite when last seen at Towcester in October but weakened up the hill to finish third to Owner Occupier. The form of that race is nothing special but he will enjoy this easier course and can't be left out of calculations. Normandy Landings is still a maiden over fences and well beaten in two starts since running Chord to a neck at Plumpton in October, while Feeling Peckish never jumped with any fluency when third at Fakenham last week. SAWPIT SUPREME has hardly shone in a couple of starts this term but her stable is in better form now and the mare remains unexposed over the larger obstacles - she gets a tentative vote.
Domoly (FR) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd or 6th, in touch 8th, soon ridden, weakened well before 3 out, 5th of 8, 39l behind My Boy Paddy (10-9) at Uttoxeter 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Sawpit Supreme 13-2 (11-1) Mid-division, headway 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Irish Guard (11-1) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec, 10 ran.
Quintus (FR) 7-2fav (11-10) Led until 8th, 3rd and beaten last, weakened flat, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Owner Occupier (11-12) at Towcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gd in Oct.
Jack The Soldier (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Chased leading pair, dropped rear 6th, soon struggling, plugged on from 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 17l behind Jack's Lad (11-1) at Folkestone 2m nov hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs in Dec.
Rester Vrai (FR) 50-1 (10-9) Tracked leader until after 5th, lost touch before next, last of 5, well behind Robo (11-9) at Fakenham 3m nov chs (3) gs in Nov.
Normandy Landings 7-2 (10-5) In touch, weakened 12th, 5th of 6, 26l behind Cold Harbour (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 3f am hcp ch 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Feeling Peckish (USA) 11-4 (9-10) Tracked leader, led 3rd, reminders next, headed 6th, led again 8th, heded next, weakened 3 out, left in remote 3rd at last, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Flying Squad (11-0) at Fakenham 2m 5f Am hcp ch 0-100 (4) sft.
Bajan Sunshine (IRE) 22-1 (10-8) Jumped right throughout, led to 8th, ridden after 3 out, weakened last, 8th of 9, 14l behind Penny Queen (11-10) at Sedgefield 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.