Plunkett has turned in a couple of modest efforts since finishing second at Fontwell and Like Ice failed to figure off today's mark last time having won at Stratford before that. EVELLA was a losing favourite at Fontwell last week but this looks easier and Neil King's mare is given the chance to make amends. It's been over a year since Peplum last won although he's back on a winning mark and showed a bit more when runner-up on his latest start but Burnt Again is harder to fancy.
Plunkett (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Held up in rear, pushed along and weakened from 4 out, last of 5, 44l behind Fred Bojangals (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Apr.
Peplum (FR) 9-2 (11-11) Held up in touch, hit 5th, chased winner brielfy before 3 out, soon ridden, one pace 2 out, went 2nd last, no impression, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Saskompliq (11-8) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Like Ice 5-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, headway to go 2nd after 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 3rd of 13, 21l behind Trojan Sun (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Apr.
Evella (IRE) 9-4fav (10-11) Led, went right 5th, headed after 7th, pushed along when left in lead again 9th, ridden and joined 3 out, headed next, soon no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 17l behind Panjo Bere (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Burnt Again (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, weakened 4 out, plugged on flat, went poor 4th run-in, 4th of 9, 29l behind Lastchanceforlisa (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.