To Live continues to let supporters down and the French import is worth opposing here under top weight. PEAK SEASONS wouldn't normally appeal under a penalty but Gerald Galligan put up 4lb overweight when he won at Towcester last month so he doesn't have much more to do here. Another course win looks on the cards with Burnt Again, Festival Bound and Get Ready To Go all returning from a break and Monroe Park a modest maiden.
To Live (FR) 11-4fav (11-0) Held up in rear, steady headway 10th, driven and no impression when left 4th 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 7, 24l behind Upton Mead (9-11) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Burnt Again (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Chased leader, led 9th, hampered by loose horse 4 out, mistake and narrowly headed 2 out, still every chance last, no extra flat, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Forever My Friend (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Sep.
Festival Bound (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, headway 11th, went 4th approaching 14th, mistake 4 out, never on terms after, lost 4th before 2 out, weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, 37l behind Quartz Du Montceau (10-9) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Dec.
Get Ready To Go (IRE) 4-1 (10-3) Mid-division, headway before 15th to chase leaders, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 8, 11l behind Dunkelly Castle (11-4) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, mistake and rider lost irons 4th, recovered after 6th, effort to lead 2 out, soon ridden and hung right, clear when continued to hang right flat, won at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr beating Richo (9-12) by 7l, 8 ran.
Monroe Park (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) In touch on outside, led 6th, headed when mistake 2 out, soon ridden, no impression when lost 2nd last, weakend flat, 6th of 15, 23l behind Gilzean (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.