Joe Le Taxi has shown rapid improvement but the handicapper has raised him 11lb for his latest success at Southwell and he'll need to show further progress to land his hat-trick. Chevise has been in winning form in claimers and it remains to be seen if she can run up to the same level here, while Monsieur Jamie's recent victories came over 5f on the Fibresand. A chance is taken on TOMS RIVER TESS, who ran well for a long way on her recent comeback and looks ready to build on last July's maiden win at Doncaster.
Chevise (IRE) 2-7fav (8-6) Tracked leader, shaken up to lead entering final furlong, pushed clear, comfortable, won at Lingfield 5f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Jan beating Welsh Inlet (8-5) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Toms River Tess (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 8l behind Fred Willetts (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Captain Dimitrios 9-4 (8-6) Tracked leader, led well over 1f out, soon headed, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 4l behind May's Boy (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Monsieur Jamie 7-2 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon close up, ridden halfway, went 2nd final furlong, never any chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Even Stevens (7-7) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Dec.
Joe Le Taxi (IRE) 1-2fav (9-6) Made virtually all, ridden over 2f out, clear final furlong, eased close home, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan beating Ridgeway Hawk (8-9) by 3l, 7 ran.
Greenhead High 15-2 (9-4) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out chase winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Kingscroft (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.