Goring One's recent course and distance victory came a little out of the blue and he's on a career-high mark. Time For Spring and Lively Baron are others who have been successful at the track this term but the latter is an out-and-out stayer and the former doesn't always find a lot off the bridle. RIGADIN DE BEAUCHENE won the Grade 3 Classic Chase at Warwick in January and ran well in the Grand National Trial at Haydock subsequently off his new mark. The drop back to 3m is a slight concern but this is a stiff track and he's fancied to get back to winning ways. Alvarado has a chance on his best form and There's No Panic was a fair third here last month, though is possibly a couple of pounds too high in the weights.
There's No Panic (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway from 17th, stayed on to close on front pair before last, unable to challenge, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Richard's Sundance (11-5) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Rigadin De Beauchene (FR) 6-1 (10-2) With leaders, led 11th, headed after 13th, led again 6 out, headed 2 out, one pace, 2nd of 14, 10l behind Well Refreshed (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb.
Alvarado (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Always in last pair, ridden 10th, plugged on from 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 18l behind Prince Of Pirates (11-10) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Feb.
Soll 11-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway 11th, weakened approaching 5 out, tailed off, 9th of 17, well behind Monbeg Dude (10-1) at Chepstow 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Jan.
Time For Spring (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind City Press (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Lively Baron (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Chased leaders on outer, pushed along before 14th, soon lost place, 7th of 14, 32l behind Well Refreshed (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb.
Goring One (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, mistake 6th, went 2nd before 2 out, led last, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Feb beating Barlow (11-11) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.