Try Catch Me was a long way ahead of the disappointing Beauchamp Viking on identical terms at Fontwell last month and there seems no reason why the placings should be reversed here. Apache Dawn is a long-standing maiden over jumps and a pound out of the handicap here while Aviso was pulled up over C&D when last seen in July, though that was a much more competitive affair. ROLL THE DICE tackles fences for the first time and hasn't raced since finishing tailed off over hurdles at Warwick in March but he has a chasing pedigree and this isn't the most difficult of starts. He looks the one to beat.
Aviso (GER) 14-1 (11-6) Mid-division on inside, hit 9th, soon lost place, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Giant O Murchu (11-5) at Stratford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jul, 13 ran.
Roll The Dice (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders on outside, jumped slowly and lost place next, weakened 7th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind What A Warrior (11-6) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Try Catch Me (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, led after 4th, hit 8th, headed 2 out, soon ridden, no extra when lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Citrus Mark (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Beauchamp Viking 5-1 (10-10) Held up in 4th, struggling 3 out (usual 4 out), soon weakened, tailed off when jumped right next, last of 5, well behind Citrus Mark (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Apache Dawn 33-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, went 2nd approaching last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Geneva Geyser (11-6) at Stratford 2m 4f beg chs (4) gd.