Peut Etre Sivola showed a bit more over a slightly shorter trip here last time and has won over this course and distance. Princely Hero and Quartz Du Montceau are regulars here while Emma Soda clearly stays well and got off the mark at Warwick last month. Doubletoilntrouble was successful at Towcester last time but has never won off a mark this high while Royaume Bleu may be in the handicapper's grip at present. QUARL EGO may have been a bit flattered by his second at Leicester in February and was beaten 20 lengths at Exeter subsequently but is unexposed over fences and is probably well treated here - he shouldn't be far away if lasting home.
Leg Iron (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up, ridden 10th, outpaced 13th, hit 15th and 4 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Call It On (10-6) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs, 9 ran.
Peut Etre Sivola (FR) 12-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway after 4th, ridden 14th, chased winner approaching 3 out, no impression, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Bounds And Leaps (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar.
Emma Soda 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, mistake and ridden from 18th, closed on leader last, stayed on to lead close home, won at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Mar beating Loughalder (10-13) by 2l, 4 ran.
Emperor Concerto 18-1 (10-9) Prominent, mistake 9th, led 12th, headed after next, not fluent 14th or 15th, no extra 4 out, 6th of 12, 24l behind Monsieur Cadou (11-2) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.
Doubletoilntrouble (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Prominent, led 8th, headed next, hit 4 out, led again next, clear 2 out, eased towards finish, won at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar beating Midnight Dove (11-0) by 5l, 6 ran.
Quarl Ego (FR) 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, driven and effort 4 out, ridden to chase leading pair 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 17, 20l behind Addiction (11-1) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Royaume Bleu (FR) 7-2 (11-7) Led until 11th, rallied after 3 out, hard ridden to challenge next, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Quayside Court (10-6) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.
Princely Hero (IRE) 11-2 (10-5) Towards rear, ridden after 4th, not fluent 11th, behind next, 25 lengths 6th 3 out, stayed on well from 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, never near winner, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Bounds And Leaps (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar.
Quartz Du Montceau (FR) 5-2fav (10-10) Never travelled and pushed along in rear, went modest 4th and hit 3 out, plugged on to 3rd at the last, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Might As Well (10-9) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.