Course regular Quartz Du Montceau has won twice over track and trip but arrives badly out of sorts. MASSINI SUNSET also threw in a bad one last time but, if forgiven that, has a leading chance on his earlier second over course and distance to Jupiter Rex as he can race off the same mark today. Goring Two is another struggling at present but with the past form to figure and the same comment applies to Might As Well. Whitcombe Spirit and Sole Agent were both well beaten behind the selection here in February and are harder to fancy.
Sole Agent (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed 6th, weakened next, hampered 8th, refused next, in a race won by Soulard (11-7) at Towcester 2m 3f hts chs (6) gs in Mar, 9 ran.
Goring Two (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, remindes after 8th, outpaced 4 out, weakened before next, 4th of 5, 33l behind Join The Navy (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Mar.
Massini Sunset (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway 7th, mistake 10th, outpaced 15th, weakened approaching 5 out, 4th of 10, well behind Loughalder (10-10) at Chepstow 3m Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (5) sft in Mar.
Free Falling 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 5th, soon pushed along, weakened before 5 out, moderate 4th, 4th of 5, well behind Violin Davis (11-10) at Plumpton 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) gs in Feb.
Quartz Du Montceau (FR) 7-1 (11-3) Made most until ridden before 14th, plugged on from 3 out, 3rd of 7, 30l behind Gemini Ahhs (11-5) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Mar.
Might As Well 20-1 (11-3) Chased clear leading pair until after 7th, stayed in 4th place, hit 9th, blundered and reminders 12th, hit next, soon lost 4th, tailed off and pulled up before 15th, in a race won by Wild Ground (10-6) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Dec, 6 ran.
Absolute Shambles 20-1 (11-9) Led until after 2nd, remained prominent, pushed along 6th, weakened approaching 8th, 7th of 10, 49l behind Royal Kicks (10-12) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Regal Brook 16-1 (11-5) In touch, stumbled on landing 6th, ridden 13th, weakened 3 out, 4th of 7, 43l behind Gemini Ahhs (11-5) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Mar.
Whitcombe Spirit 12-1 (10-0) Not jump well in rear, behind 4th, mistake 8th, pulled up before 14th, in a race won by Gemini Ahhs (11-5) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Mar, 7 ran.