The day's feature can go to FROM DAWN TO DUSK, while Duc De Regniere and Kangaroo Court look dangers. The Philip Hobbs-trained selection carries a 5lb penalty for his defeat of Dom D'Orgeval at Aintree on Saturday and he has plenty going for him in his attempt to back it up. He loves to bounce off a sound surface, stays at least this far, and loves this track, so we are not about to desert him now. Kangaroo Court has earned four of his five career wins over a similar trip to this, one of which came at this track. The going will suit Emma Lavelle's charge and he is much respected with a feather weight to shoulder. Although Duc De Regniere has won on the ground and represents a stable going supremely well, he has not shown his best in two previous attempts here and appears to be best at his beloved Kempton. Voy Por Estedes was still good enough to win the Grade 1 Melling Chase at Aintree this time last year, but he has not managed to add to that success in four starts this season. He drops into a handicap for the first time in his entire chasing career and can't be ruled out off his mark of 163, though it would have been good to see him come here in better form. One who is in good heart is From Dawn To Dusk and he gets the vote.
Voy Por Ustedes (FR) 9-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway approaching 9th, hit 13th, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 13, 16l behind Albertas Run (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f chs G1 (1) gs in Mar.
Gwanako (FR) 20-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, headway 12th, chased leading pair after 3 out to next, soon ridden and one pace, 5th of 24, 14l behind Great Endeavour (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Mar.
Duc De Regniere (FR) 4-7fav (11-7) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4 out, led 3 out, clear after 2 out, eased near finish, won at Kempton 2m 4f grd chs (5yo+) (2) gs in Feb beating Double Dizzy (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Exmoor Ranger (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Behind when mistake, hampered and brought down 7th, in a race won by Chief Dan George (10-10) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Mar, 24 ran.
From Dawn To Dusk 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 14th, pushed along 4 out, led approaching last, soon clear, won at Aintree 3m 1f list hcp ch (1) gd beating Dom d'Orgeval (10-3) by 8l, 16 ran.
Kangaroo Court (IRE) 22-1 (11-7) Mid-division on inside, lost place when mistake 9th, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 15l behind Sizing Europe (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs G1 (1) gs in Mar.
I'm So Lucky 11-1 (10-4) Behind, blundered 8th, headway into mid-division 13th, ridden 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, no impression, 8th of 24, 26l behind Great Endeavour (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Mar.
Leamington Lad (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Mistake 1st, with leader, led 10th, ridden and headed flat, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Lease Lend (11-9) at Haydock 2m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Mar.