He was only beaten a quarter of a length by Discay and had won over this mile and a half in November.
Trainer Keith Dalgleish looks to have found a suitable contest or the four-year-old to return to winning ways.
Gebayl has solid claims in the Poker At coral.co.uk Handicap after several decent efforts.
The James Tate-trained filly has shaped well in all her four starts without gracing the winner’s enclosure.
She surely has a race in her judged on her third place behind Malaysian Beach at the start of the month.
Docofthebay is not getting any younger but remains in good heart and can make a triumphant return to the scene of his first career success in taking the Win More On Betting At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap.
It is more than six years since Docofthebay opened his account and there has been plenty of water under the bridge since then.
The nine-year-old, now in the hands of owner Paul Dixon’s son, Scott, has been a very decent horse on his day and though he is now in the veteran stage at the age of nine he is still capable of holding his own in the right company.
He ran a fair enough race at Kempton on his latest start when sixth Light Of Mars and can put it up to his rivals.
Hallmark Star ran a decent at Ayr on his second start over timber to suggest he can go one better back at the Scottish track.
Trainer Lucinda Russell gives the former Gerald Butler-trained gelding the opportunity of making it third time lucky in the BetVictor Wlsh Open Final Frame Insurance Maiden Hurdle.
Hallmark Star improved plenty from his Wetherby debut to run Veloce to a length and a half last time and can gain due reward.
Talkin Sence can gain compensation for a fine effort on this track in early January by lifting The BetVictor.com ’National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle.
Stuart Coltherd’s charge was only beaten a short head by Forestside over an extended three miles after looking the likely winner for most of the race. Not surprisingly, he is dropped back in trip.
Salut Honore can bounce back from a fall at this track to win the Breathe Spa Lingfield Marriott Handicap Chase. The Alex Hales-trained seven-year-old only got as far as the second fence in a four-horse affair won by Double Dash, but he is better judged on his previous run at Uttoxeter.
He had virtually come home alone, by 43 lengths, from the only other finisher when four horses started.