Chapel House registered a double when making all at Leicester recently. Another bold bid is expected despite a 10lb rise, while That's The Deal has been running well from out of the handicap including when scoring over C&D last month. GENTLEMAN ANSHAN is also a winner over track and trip but his defeat of Persian Gates last May looks stronger form and, with a recent pipe-opener at Stratford under his belt, he gets the vote dropping back down a grade. The remaining trio will do well to get involved unless Viable can reproduce November's second at Huntingdon.
Gentleman Anshan (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Towards rear, headway 10th to track leaders, led 4 out, headed before last, kept on, lost 2nd place near finish, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Mylord Collonges (10-6) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd.
Viable 50-1 (11-2) Disputed lead to before 2nd, lost place next, weakened quickly before 4th, tailed off from next, 14th of 16, well behind Justazippy (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jan.
Cortinas (GER) 25-1 (10-7) Held up, in touch when blundered and unseated 10th, in a race won by Time Out (11-1) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Jan, 7 ran.
Heavenly Chorus 16-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 34l behind Lucky Landing (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
That's The Deal (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Prominent, pushed along before 4 out, headway before 2 out, kept on to take 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Mylord Collonges (10-6) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd.
Chapel House 9-4fav (10-12) Jumped well made all, hit 3 out, in command when rider eased flat, had to be ridden when challenged near finish, won at Leicester 2m 4f Am hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs beating Bennynthejets (11-5) by 1l, 9 ran.