Martys Mission found only Midnight Appeal too strong when well backed on his reappearance over C&D last month. But that wasn't the first time he's disappointed over fences and he's been raised 4lb since. Qhilimar goes well here and can be forgiven his run off a higher mark in a Listed handicap at Ascot three weeks ago, while Song Sung Blue won over 2m here last month and stays this longer trip. Ballyfoy was second at Fontwell on Wednesday but Auroras Encore and The Sawyer may be on the downgrade and this could be too tough for Prophete De Guye and Plum Pudding. RICHARD'S SUNDANCE is 6lb better off with Martys Mission than when finishing behind him here last month and, as he's been running well without reward, is fancied to have his revenge and gain a deserved victory.
Qhilimar (FR) 12-1 (10-4) Never travelled in rear, tailed off 12th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Massini's Maguire (10-13) at Ascot 3m hcp chs Listed (1) gs in Feb, 12 ran.
Song Sung Blue (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Prominent, left in lead 9th, ridden after 2 out, driven and stayed on flat, won at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Feb beating Wester Ross (11-9) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Dover's Hill 33-1 (10-5) In rear, mistake 1st, hit 12th, headway 3 out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 25l behind The Minack (11-1) at Ascot 3m listed hcp chs (1) sft in Dec.
Auroras Encore (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, weakened 5 out, 6th of 8, 36l behind Faasel (11-8) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Feb.
The Sawyer (BEL) 100-1 (11-7) Chased leader until after 7th, outpaced next, behind and struggling before 10th, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Riverside Theatre (11-7) at Ascot 2m 5f Grade 1 chs (1) gs in Feb.
Prophete de Guye (FR) 12-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, jumped slowly and hampered 15th, behind 4 out, 8th of 13, 36l behind Mostly Bob (10-10) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Jan.
Richard's Sundance (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Made most to 3 out, soon outpaced, no impression from next, 5th of 13, 12l behind Midnight Appeal (11-5) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
Ballyfoy (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Led until 3rd, chased leaders until mistake and badly outpaced 7th, driven along after, modest 6th and plenty to do 2 out, stayed on before last, went 2nd flat, closed on winner near finish, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Heavenstown (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Martys Mission (IRE) 3-1fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, effort 3 out, challenged and every chance next, 2 lengths down when jumped big last, kept on same pace, no impression with winner flat, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Midnight Appeal (11-5) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
Plum Pudding (FR) 6-1 (11-7) Prominent, mistake 2nd, lost place 8th, hampered 14th, behind before 4 out, stayed on from 2 out to take remote 3rd last, 3rd of 9, 32l behind Dont Tell Sailor (11-3) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jan.