Front-runner MARRACUDJA did it well in the Scottish Champion Chase at Musselburgh when last seen and has been found a nice opening by Paul Nicholls to win again. The seven-year-old course winner got on well with Bryony Frost on that occasion and her presence in the saddle could prove crucial once more. Some Buckle did win after a break last season and has the form to pose the selection a few problems, while Dusky Lark is another who could claim some minor money.
VIBRATO VALTAT went close off this mark in a similar event at Doncaster in December and can end his losing run. Marracudja was strong in the betting when resuming winning ways at Musselburgh and is a big threat if seeing out this longer trip.