Tooka and Reland deserve plenty of respect, but SILVER DOLLARS will take plenty of beating here. The David Arbuthnot-trained selection kept on really well to record a 14-length success on good going at Musselburgh last time, and he gets conditions and trip in his favour again here. The handicapper has raised him 12lbs for the win, so this is plenty tough enough, but he looks on the improve now and we'll take him to follow up. Men-of-the-moment Nigel Twiston-Davies and Paddy Brennan combine with Reland, who has been runner-up on his last two starts, once over hurdles and then more recently on his chase debut at Ludlow. He acts on good to soft and good to firm, so hopefully today's ground won't be an issue and with the stable red hot he is much respected. Tooka has been going the right way over fences and that progress culminated in a win at Leicester last time. Good ground suits and he can go close. King Jack would prefer softer ground and has plenty of racing weight to lump around here, while Mark Of Brilliance has his preferred conditions and is on a decent mark, but preference is for Silver Dollars.
King Jack 3-1 (10-12) Disputed lead, not fluent 3rd, led 12th until soon after 4 out, steadily weakened, 4th of 5, 40l behind Dancing Mist (10-12) at Exeter 3m nov chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Meneur (FR) 9-1 (11-2) Always in rear, mistake 3rd, weakened and eased from 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, 50l behind Pret A Thou (11-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.
Marc of Brilliance (USA) 8-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, outpaced 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression with leading pair, 3rd of 5, 13l behind King Brex (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan.
Silver Dollars (FR) 2-1fav (10-6) Tracked leaders, led after 5 out, mistake when clear 2 out, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Feb beating Quincy Des Pictons (11-9) by 14l, 11 ran.
Reland (FR) 9-2fav (11-0) Tracked leader until after 3rd, remainded close up, hard ridden and edged right approaching last, stayed on under pressure flat, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Tempting Paradise (11-4) at Ludlow 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Tooka 3-1 (11-2) Pressed leader, led 5th until ridden 4 out, led approaching 2 out, idled flat, stayed on, won at Leicester 2m 5yo nov hcp (4) gd beating Jardin De Vienne (11-6) by 7l, 7 ran.
Power Shared (IRE) 7-2fav (11-11) Mid-division, hampered 7th, outpaced from 10th, left poor 3rd when mistake 3 out, fell last, in a race won by Tokpela (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.