This is a competitive Classified Chase where TOULOUSE EXPRESS looks set to run a big race on these terms and the gelding has the vote ahead of Peak Seasons and Anduril. The pick has been struggling under a slightly high looking mark in Novice Handicap's recently after a nice victory in similar company over a longer trip three starts ago. He was well beaten by the re-opposing Peak Seasons on his last outing but the terms are very much in his favour this time. Peak Seasons then comes into this on good form having won last time out when defeating the pick over a similar trip. He is obviously entitled to go well but has a bit more to find conceding weight all round this time. This looks like the right standard of race to introduce Anduril to chasing and based on his hurdles form he could get involved. What Happened and Maclean are also given chances after some recent solid starts but this race should go to Toulouse Express.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) With leader, led 3rd, ridden out flat, won at Southwell 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Pilca (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.
Anduril 33-1 (10-4) With leaders and keen, one pace from last, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Olivino (10-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Cedar Rapids (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Led to 8th, soon outpaced, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Thatlldoforme (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-90 (5) sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Crystal Prince 20-1 (11-5) Chased leaders to 8th, stayed chasing leaders to 4 out, weakened quickly, 7th of 11, 40l behind One of The Boys (10-4) at Plumpton 2m 1f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd.
Government (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, soon struggling, 11th of 12, 34l behind Upright Ima (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd.
Ground Breaker 14-1 (11-7) Led until after 1st, remained prominent, led until ran out approaching 4th, in a race won by Quiditch D'ouxy (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf, 15 ran.
King Among Queens 50-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, lost place 5th, soon well behind, 7th of 8, 43l behind Trafalgar Road (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Lerida 7-1 (10-0) In rear, struggling from 5th, 9th of 12, 28l behind Upright Ima (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd.
Log On Intersky (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Held up, pushed along after 5th, behind from 7th, 6th of 9, 28l behind Red Jester (10-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-100 (4) gf.
Maclean 7-1 (11-8) In touch, ridden to challenge for 4th when hit 3 out, well held after, weakened badly flat, 6th of 12, 14l behind Manly Money (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f sell hcp chs 0-90 (5) gd.
Majy D'auteuil (FR) 10-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, kept on, never nearer, 4th of 12, 31l behind Leopold (10-11) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd.
Strident (USA) 16-1 (10-7) With leader until approaching 12th, 8th of 12, well behind Leopold (10-11) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd.
The Local 16-1 (11-12) Led, blundered 9th, headed and weakened 13th, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Whizzaar (11-11) at Ascot 2m 5f hts chs (5) gd in Mar, 7 ran.
Toulouse Express (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Prominent, chased winner approaching 4th until 4 out, soon beaten, weakened approaching 3 out, 5th of 6, 20l behind Peak Seasons (9-11) at Southwell 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Turbo Shandy 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 11th of 17, well behind Safari Journey (11-8) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf.
What Happened 9-2fav (10-0) Held up in touch, ridden 2 out, weakened approaching last, 8th of 15, 18l behind Ruby Crown (10-11) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.