A solid pace likely here and that should suit LAUREATE DES LOGES. Henry Daly's mare was well-held on her reappearance behind William's Wishes but she should make an impact over fences and her come-from-behind style looks ideal for this mares race. Me Julie and Fleur De Vassy are two of several who should ensure a decent tempo throughout, Itea Du Fau's form is very mixed, whilst Take It There progressed well last season but may now be high enough in the weights. Raise You Five and Evella remain capable of better, and a bigger threat may be Moulin De La Croix who is more consistent than many in the line-up.
Evella (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Led, sometimes jumped left, headed before 6th, weakened approaching 7th, pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Mister Hyde (11-1) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs, 15 ran.
Moulin de La Croix 10-3 (11-4) Tracked leaders, chased winner 11th until no impression approaching last, weakened flat, 4th of 10, 15l behind Sir Ian (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Sep.
Raise You Five (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Held up in 5th, mistake 4th, mistake 10th, left 4th at 8th, struggling when hit 11th, soon last, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Easter Legend (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f beg chs (4) gs.
Take It There 11-4 (11-7) Held up in close 5th, reminders after 9th, headway to 3rd 12th, driven before 3 out, no impression when left poor 2nd last, 2nd of 5, 41l behind Sesame Rambler (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar.
Laureate des Loges (FR) 9-1 (10-9) Mistakes, held up in last, weakened approaching 4 out, 5th of 6, 31l behind William's Wishes (11-2) at Ludlow 2m beg chs (4) gd in Oct.
Itea Du Fau (FR) 11-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, mistake 11th, soon ridden and outpaced, weakened after 4 out, last of 7, well behind Forget It (11-12) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Me Julie 8-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, bumped 2nd, led 10th until 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 12, 25l behind Aztec Treasure (11-5) at Towcester 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (4) gs.
Fleur de Vassy 5-4fav (11-10) Not much room when fell 1st, in a race won by My Matilda (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-85 (5) hvy in Mar, 11 ran.