McCoy lifted Time To Think home at Warwick last month but he has a 4lb higher mark to overcome here. Four of Miss Tenacious' six victories have come on this track and she can't be ignored, despite a high enough mark, but Vif Argent is best watched for now. Opera Og fell at Newbury last time and is still 10lb higher than his last winning mark but ROLL THE DICE is only 3lb higher than when scoring over course and distance on heavy going last April. He hasn't raced since but that is unlikely to be a problem given connections and he can make a successful reappearance.
Miss Tenacious 5-1 (11-10) Disputed lead to 4 out, weakened next, last of 5, 21l behind Lord Of House (11-4) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.
Time To Think 2-1fav (11-5) Held up, pushed along briefly after 9th, headway 10th, not fluent and ridden 12th, challenging when not flunet last, driven flat, led towards finish, won at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Jan beating Have You Seen Me (11-12) by nk, 6 ran.
Opera Og (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Fell 1st, in a race won by Tatenen (11-5) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Nov, 18 ran.
Vif Argent (FR) 20-1 (10-0) In rear, behind when mistake 8th, tailed off before 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Renard (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs (2) hvy in Dec, 11 ran.
Roll The Dice (IRE) Evensfav (10-12) Always prominent, led approaching 9th, mistake 11th, hard pressed from 2 out, held on well under pressure, won at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Apr beating Rocky Bender (10-12) by 1/2l, 4 ran.