High Road hasn't shown much in the way of ability so far while Apache Dawn has had 46 runs under NH Rules and is still awaiting a first victory. Daneva is still 2lb higher than when last winning in July last year and Be My Deputy, Moulin Tour and Nomad were all pulled up last time. DOT OR FEATHER won off this mark at Fakenham in January and was second at Uttoxeter on Sunday. A repeat of that form would suffice here.
Dot Or Feather (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Prominent, mistake 7th, hit 10th, led approaching 4 out, headed 2 out, led again last, headed flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Quinder Spring (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gs.
Be My Deputy (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, quickly pulled up after 4th, in a race won by Hunters Lodge (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Sep, 10 ran.
Daneva (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, struggling after 8th, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 13l behind Carleton Place (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Arctic Echo 12-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, mistake 11th, headway 13th, went 2nd 2 out, led flat, stayed on, won at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Apr '11 beating Jolly Boys Outing (10-7) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Apache Dawn 7-2 (10-0) Tracked leader until 4th, pushed along before 3 out, soon beaten, lost modest 3rd flat, 4th of 5, 21l behind Aviso (11-12) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.
Moulin Tour (FR) 40-1 (10-3) In touch, raced freely, led 5th, headed approaching 9th, weakened quickly, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Overlay (10-0) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd, 11 ran.
High Road (IRE) 18-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, fell 8th, in a race won by Allerton (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Sep, 10 ran.
Nomad (FR) 16-1 (10-2) Held up, ridden and struggling after 5th, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Definite Lady (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in May, 9 ran.
Grenoli (FR) 50-1 (9-9) In rear, struggling after 7th, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind On Alert (10-1) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.