Witness In Court left previous form over fences behind when bolting up over 2m at Haydock last month but whether he'll continue that improvement over an extra half-mile off a 9lb higher mark here remains to be seen. DOMTALINE is proven on this sharp track and deserves another win over fences having just been touched off at Exeter in December before finishing third in a decent contest at Fontwell last time. Midnight Sail wasn't disgraced at Haydock last month and has got his act together but Passato doesn't look up to this level nowadays and Tindaro has a lengthy absence to overcome. Deciding Moment can't be ruled out, however, though is creeping up the weights.
Domtaline (FR) 8-1 (11-9) Held up in last pair, pecked 7th, hit 12th, stayed on from 3 out, went modest 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Fruity O'Rooney (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Apr.
Witness In Court (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leader, led after 5 out, drew clear from 3 out, very easily, won at Haydock 2m (3) gd in Apr beating Kitegen (11-2) by 13l, 5 ran.
Midnight Sail 16-1 (11-11) In touch, effort 4 out, every chance before 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression before last, 6th of 19, 17l behind Streams Of Whiskey (10-10) at Haydock 2m 6f hcp chs (2) gd in Apr.
Tindaro (FR) 16-1 (11-11) Held up in last pair, outpaced 5 out, went moderate 3rd next, no chance with front pair, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 7, 13l behind Oscar Hill (11-9) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Dec.
I Have Dreamed (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) In touch, headway 4 out, led before 2 out, clear before last, just held on, driven out, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Jul '12 beating Al Co (10-7) by shd, 16 ran.
Deciding Moment (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Close up in rear, went 3rd 4 out, ridden to chase winner 2 out, landed awkwardly next, rallied towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Explained (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Passato (GER) 25-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, blundered 1st, went 2nd briefly 4th, lost place before 10th, soon behind, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Caulfields Venture (10-3) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Mar, 8 ran.