That contest was over an extended three miles and six furlongs and Suntas should not be troubled by the four mile trip here.
Finishing fourth to This Is Serious was no mean feat, but that only tells half the story as Suntas had every chance four out until she ran out of stamina.
Suntas 7yo handicap chaser; trainer Tom George; good fourth when finding an extended four miles too far at Newcastle
George and Maguire had earlier got off the mark when Suntas lost her maiden tag in good style in the Cambridge Drainage Company Novices' Chase.
We were always going to go for the winner, Suntas and Hugo de Grez.
In contrast to almost everything else in the field, Suntas is on the up and has a big chance in a race full of old plodders.
This Is Serious has smart handicap form and has Ackzo, Hugo de Grez and Suntas to beat.
Suntas is interesting, but unproven beyond three miles.
Only runner-up Suntas was travelling better as Virtuous Circle still led after two out.
Admittedly, form figures of FFP-1F do not lie-Passing Wind is not the safest conveyance-and Bellabaloo and Suntas are respected as rivals, but the odds should compensate for the doubts and Passing Wind can prove hard to beat if putting in a clear round.