Lucinda Russell wastes no time bringing out PRINCE TAM under a penalty after the seven-year-old gained a decisive victory on heavy ground at Newcastle last week. That was his first success in 18 career starts but he's still on an attractive racing weight and can follow up. Sun Tzu started favourite when unshipping his rider at Uttoxeter last month before running well over three miles at Market Rasen. He's likely to find this on the short side and stablemate Folie A Deux, a winner over this trip at Warwick last month before two subsequent runs over much further, could prove more of a threat. Pamak D'Airy hasn't been in the best of form but the last time he won a race was from a 5lb higher mark and he's no forlorn hope.
Folie A Deux (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Chased leader until well before 2 out, weakened quickly, tailed off, last of 7, 44l behind Pere Blanc (10-9) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Pamak D'airy (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, headway 4 out, weakened 3 out, 6th of 9, 27l behind Quicuyo (11-4) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jan.
Sun Tzu (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, chased leading pair after 7th, chased winner from 8th, never able to challenge and well held before 3 out, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Mister Wiseman (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Toulouse Express (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Led and raced wide, headed 7th, weakening when blundered and unseated rider 5 out, in a race won by Teerie Express (10-6) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy, 5 ran.
Prince Tam 7-1 (10-12) Led, jumped left 6th, headed approaching 7th, led again before 4 out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-90 (5) hvy beating The Green Hat (10-0) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.