Mister Fisher made up into a useful hurdler in a short space of time last season and shaped encouragingly when runner-up at Warwick on his chase debut, coming out best at the weights behind a race-fit winner.
He confirmed the promise of that run when going one better over two and a half miles at Cheltenham last time, showing a decisive turn of foot just as the leader began to flag. He has plenty of speed so the drop back to two miles looks a wise move, and he is taken to come out on top in an interesting contest.
Mahlermade belatedly opened his account with a likeable display at Haydock in April, jumping well in the main and benefiting from positive tactics. He has put in some sub-par efforts since then but took a step back in the right direction at Taunton in November and confirmed his return to form when third at Wincanton last month.
That is easily his most robust piece of chasing form this season and he will go close if building on that.
Quarenta claimed two Warwick handicaps last term and has continued to be largely progressive over fences. He took advantage of what ended up a weak race to land his third success in seven starts at Fontwell last month, and improved again when second at Kempton over Christmas.
He was perhaps a little unlucky not to come out on top that day as he stumbled at the second-last but kept pulling out more and was only narrowly denied. He is a young chaser on the up and a 4 lb rise for that near-miss is unlikely to prevent another promising showing. He could offer some value and is expected to give a good account.