Rileyev won for the fourth time in his last five starts when scoring at Kempton last time and Venetia Williams' progressive chaser has to come into the reckoning here despite a 7lb rise. However, the vote goes to QUIPE ME POSTED who scored at Newbury last Sunday on only his second start for Suzy Smith. He had previous dual winner Quinshan Leader well behind in second on that occasion and looks set to strike again while the iron is hot. Rimini has been placed on his last two starts and looks a shade high in the handicap now, while Massini Sunset may need a longer trip to show his best.
Quipe Me Posted (FR) 2-1fav (9-13) Tracked leader, led 4 out, clear next, stayed on well, easily, won at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar beating Qianshan Leader (11-11) by 14l, 6 ran.
Smack That (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) In rear, headway before 4 out to track leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 4th of 6, 19l behind Mister Pete (11-3) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Rimini (FR) 9-2 (11-11) Chased leaders, under pressure 4 out, weakened next, moderate 3rd, 3rd of 6, 32l behind Prince Massini (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Rileyev (FR) 3-1fav (10-13) Tracked clear leaders, took closer order 6th, soon chasing leaders, led approaching 3 out, ran on strongly, driven out, won at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Mar beating Cortinas (11-3) by 3l, 8 ran.
Beherayn 33-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, with leader, bumped and mistake 2nd, weakening quickly when fell 5th, in a race won by Nearby (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Oct, 12 ran.
Our Bob (IRE) 10-3 (10-5) Led, headed 2 out, ridden before last, lost 2nd flat, kept on, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Humbie (10-6) at Haydock 2m nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Amble Forge (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden and beaten approaching 5 out, went remote 3rd when hit 3 out, 3rd of 5, 39l behind Roudoudou Ville (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Massini Sunset (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Prominent, led 5 out, headed 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 11, 32l behind Requin (11-11) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.