ROI DE ROSE got off the mark on his second start for David Pipe in testing conditions at Fontwell earlier this month. The handicapper has reacted with a 10lb rise but he remains a potentially useful recruit to the chasing ranks and gets the vote to follow up. Bradford Boris ran too free when upped in class behind Fistral Beach last time but scored over C&D before that and this is more his level. Emergency Exit's only win over fences so far came over C&D at this time last year but he's disappointed since and Bugsy's Boy makes more appeal. I'm A legend would have every chance if taking part but has a preferred engagement at Ascot.
Qrackers (FR) 25-1 (11-3) In mid-division until mistake and weakened 9th, tailed off, 11th of 12, 48l behind French Opera (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-130 (2) sft in Dec '09.
Le Burf (FR) 12-1 (10-8) Mid-division on inside, mistake 2nd, pecked 5 out, outpaced next, 5th and beaten when blundered 2 out, 5th of 11, 21l behind Fistral Beach (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft.
I'm A Legend 7-1 (9-13) Mid-division in touch, headway 5 out, soon chased winner, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, no impression flat, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Fistral Beach (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft.
Roi De Rose (FR) 15-8fav (11-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd 8th, led next, hit 3 out, in command next, clear when not fluent last, stayed on strongly, easily, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy beating Josear (11-9) by 12l, 8 ran.
Holmwood Legend 16-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway when hampered 4 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 17, 16l behind Fine Parchment (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f cond hcp chs (4yo+) (3) gd in Dec.
Circus of Dreams 28-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, struggling from 9th, weakened before 5 out, 8th of 15, well behind Mount Oscar (10-11) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Nov.
Emergency Exit (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Behind, mistake 7th, headway 4 out, soon no impression, 4th of 12, 33l behind Royal Tune (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Dec.
Bradford Boris 6-1 (10-3) Led, mistake 11th, headed 5 out, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Fistral Beach (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft.
Bugsy's Boy 11-4fav (11-2) In rear, headway 7th, tracked leaders next, ridden 4 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Robo (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 5f nov chs (3) gd in Oct.
Double Dizzy 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, outpaced 4 out, plugged on from next, never on terms, 4th of 11, 18l behind Fistral Beach (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft.