ANTONIUS CAESAR beat a couple of subsequent winners at Leicester in January but has failed to make his mark in better company since. The return to this lower grade can see Alex Hales' charge back to winning ways. Earcomesthedream is also dropped in class after his respectable third over C&D three weeks ago, but Jolly Boys Outing has more on his plate having been raised 11lb for his recent victory over these fences. Both De Bansha Man and Autumn Red need to step up on their recent form and have something to prove over today's trip.
Antonius Caesar (FR) 9-2 (10-3) Tracked leader until 14th, ridden and last 16th, weakened next, 4th of 7, well behind Justabout (10-1) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Speed Bonnie Boat 18-1 (11-12) Ran in snatches towards rear, closed 8th, mistake 10th, outpaced 14th, went 3rd after 3 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Jolly Boys Outing (9-10) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
De Bansha Man (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, chased winner from 13th, ridden approaching 17th, 3rd and one pace from 3 out, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Choumakeur (11-5) at Wincanton 3m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Mar.
Or Sing About (FR) 7-1 (10-12) Raced wide, tracked leader, lost place 12th, ridden 4 out, kept on under pressure form next, left 3rd last, stayed on to press for 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Tarabela (10-2) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Autumn Red (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Prominent, lost place 4th, behind 6th, pulled up after 13th, in a race won by Choumakeur (11-5) at Wincanton 3m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Mar, 7 ran.
Earcomesthedream (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, led 3 out, headed 2 out, soon beaten, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Connectivity (11-5) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Mar.
Jolly Boys Outing (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Held up, headway 9th, led 4 out, clear and wandered from 2 out, stayed on well, won at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar beating Filippo Lippi (11-9) by 9l, 8 ran.
Arctic Echo 7-1 (11-9) Held up in touch in 4th, took closer order from 11th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Bardolet (11-2) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gd in Mar.
Wheretheres A Will 28-1 (9-9) In touch, blundered 2nd, soon lost place, behind when pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Apache Blue (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Mar, 11 ran.