ROLLING ACES can take this for Paul Nicholls as he looked a cracking prospect when scoring at Wincanton and Newbury last December then appeared to find Kempton too tight on quicker ground in February. Tofino Bay is a Grade 2 winner and a real staying type who was just touched off in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham. Oscars Well has been coming up against the best novices and makes a quick reappearance after a fine second to Twinlight at Naas on Monday. Dedigout, runner-up to Realt Mor in a Fairyhouse Grade 1 in March when Buckers Bridge was behind, appeared to be feeling the effects of his subsequent fall when trailing home at Killarney in May. Toner D'Oudairies is going from strength to strength and his latest victory over Roi De Mee in a Grade 3 at Punchestown makes him an obvious danger to all.
Buckers Bridge (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, ridden along in 16th after 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace run-in, 11th of 22, 32l behind Carlingford Lough (10-7) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Jul.
Texas Jack (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway on outside approaching 3 out, one pace before next, weakened last, 7th of 13, 15l behind Benefficient (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) gs in Mar.
Tofino Bay (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Led, ridden 3 out, soon headed, no impression on winner from 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 8, 22l behind Mount Benbulben (11-10) at Punchestown 3m 1f nov chs G1 (1) sft in Apr.
Argocat (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, moderate 5th 7 out, closer in 4th 3 out, soon ridden, weakened entering straight, 5th of 8, 47l behind Mount Benbulben (11-10) at Punchestown 3m 1f nov chs G1 (1) sft in Apr.
Dedigout (IRE) 4-6fav (11-6) In rear, moderate 5th 6 out, no impression from 4 out, moderate 4th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 4th of 6, 23l behind Rathlin (11-9) at Killarney 2m 4f chs sft in May.
Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 8-1 (11-6) Settled in rear, headway approaching 4 out to go 3rd, ridden to challenge before last and kept on under pressure run-in to lead final 50 yards, won at Punchestown 2m 7f chs Grade 3 (1) gd in Oct beating Roi Du Mee (11-8) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Oscars Well (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, slight mistake 3 out, headway to dispute briefly early straight, headed after 2 out and pushed along, ridden and no impression on winner run-in, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Twinlight (11-10) at Naas 2m chs Grade 3 (1) in Oct.
Rolling Aces (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 10th, went 3rd 4 out, led next, driven and joined last, headed soon after, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Opening Batsman (10-5) at Kempton 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Feb.