QIANSHAN LEADER is progressing at a rate of knots and defied a 7lb rise for his earlier victory when beating Kealshore Boy at Doncaster recently. There looks more to come from Emma Lavelle's chaser and he gets the vote to land his hat-trick. Norman The Great has been placed on both his starts over fences and today's faster ground could bring further improvement, while Quipe Me Posted produced a decent effort when runner-up at Market Rasen last time and he could figure. Lord Singer is better than his latest run suggests and makes most appeal of the remainder.
Norman The Great 11-2 (11-0) Raced on inside, chased leading pair, hit 5th, went 2nd next, upsides bypassing normal 4 out, led briefly after next, no chance with winner before 2 out, 2nd of 5, 18l behind Pascha Bere (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 1f beg chase (4) hvy in Feb.
Qianshan Leader (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) With leader, led 6 out, pressed when not fluent 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well flat, driven out, won at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd beating Kealshore Boy (11-11) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Lord Singer (FR) 3-1 (11-2) Led into start, raced freely, led before 2nd, clear after next, hit 4th, came back to others when blundered 7th, hampered 4 out, weakened next, 3rd of 5, 23l behind Trooper Clarence (10-6) at Kempton 2m nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd.
Present To You (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 10th, chased leaders approaching 4 out, ridden next, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 13, 37l behind Inside Dealer (11-5) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Dec.
Coach Lane 16-1 (11-5) Pressed leader, not fluent 2nd, led 4th, ridden and headed 3 out, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner last, 2nd of 6, 9l behind Roudoudou Ville (11-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.
Quipe Me Posted (FR) 9-2 (11-12) In touch, led 7th, ridden and headed 2 out, chased winner when stumbled on landing last, 2nd of 9, 10l behind Himrayn (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Mister Matt (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, lost place when outpaed 11th, headway before and pecked slightly 2 out, ridden and one pace before last, 4th of 10, 17l behind Douryna (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs.