AL ALFA, Great's Autrechene, and Whispering Jack are all recent winners and the former can improve again to land this. He was making his debut over fences when winning a shade cosily at Warwick. Frontier Dancer started favourite at Wincanton in December but was well beaten and hasn't been seen since while course and distance winner Moleskin never looked like winning here last time, though should strip fitter now and has his sights lowered. Be Definite still looks too high in the weights while Roseneath and The Gossmoor Yank also look to have plenty to find if they are to figure.
Be Definite (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Jumped right at times and not always fluent, prominent until 1st, held up, closed 5th, outpaced after 9th, rallied before 4 out, no impression next, 4th of 5, 18l behind Wilde Pastures (10-11) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Moleskin (IRE) 17-2 (10-8) Chased leaders until lost place 9th, rallied 11th, went 2nd approaching 14th until ridden before 3 out, soon beaten, 7th of 10, 19l behind Prince Of Pirates (11-10) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Feb.
Frontier Dancer (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd 9th, struggling and no chance with leading duo from 17th, tailed off, 3rd of 5, well behind Goring One (10-8) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Al Alfa 11-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led 4th, clear before last, kept on well, won at Warwick 3m nov chs 0-110 (4) sft in Feb beating Sandynow (10-9) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Roseneath (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Keen always towards rear, 8th of 10, well behind Emperor's Choice (11-1) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Feb.
Great's Autrechene (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, not always fluent, headway from 7th, outpaced before 4 out, rallied 2 out, went 2nd before last, led flat, ridden out, won at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Feb beating Ballyman (10-5) by 4l, 10 ran.
Whispering Jack 15-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, jumped left, ridden and closed after last (normal 2 out), led flat, stayed on well, won at Wincanton 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs beating For The Staff (10-10) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
The Gossmoor Yank (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Behind, headway 5 out, chasing leaders when fell next, in a race won by Jupiter Rex (11-0) at Plumpton 3m 2f 5yo Am hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Feb, 9 ran.