Too Forward gets the confident vote here with Misty Dancer and Madison Du Berlais rating the main dangers. The selection was a a fair eighth behind Taranis in a better race than this last time out, this looks easier and off what remains a fair mark under conditions that suit he looks the one to be on. Misty Dancer rates the main danger as he won well last time out when beating Bishop's Bridge but he has yet to prove he stays this far and is taken on with this in mind. Madison Du Berlais is game and consistent and is sure to run his race but he now appears to be in the handicappers grip. Of the remainder Tysou has disappointed of late while Kalca Mome is better with more cut in the ground and with this in mind for the winner we return to Too Forward who will be hard to beat.
Madison Du Berlais (FR) 14-1 (11-9) In touch, ridden after 4 out, kept on same pace from next, 7th of 23, 9l behind Idole First (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) gs in Mar.
Too Forward (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) In touch, driven along after 9th, weakened 4 out, 8th of 9, 40l behind Taranis (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 5f chs Grd 2 (1) gs in Mar.
Tysou (FR) 12-1 (10-10) Towards rear, never a danger, 8th of 23, 19l behind Andreas (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs Grd 3 (1) gs in Mar.
Almaydan 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, blundered 4 out, soon weakened, mistake 3 out, 6th of 9, well behind Nozic (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp chs (2) hvy in Feb.
Nycteos (FR) 20-1 (10-0) Mid-division, hit 5th and 8th, weakened after 4 out, 20th of 23, 49l behind Idole First (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) gs in Mar.
Noisetine (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Prominent, weakened 5 out, 6th of 8, well behind Too Forward (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f lst hcp chs (1) sft in Oct.
Kalca Mome (FR) 16-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, outpaced 11th, stayed on from 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 16l behind Misty Dancer (9-13) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar.
Misty Dancer 10-1 (9-13) Mid-division, hit 8th, smooth headway from 12th, led 2 out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Ascot 2m 3f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar beating Bishop's Bridge (10-1) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.