Veteran Star Galaxy isn't out of this after his close second at Ffos Las. Mister Wiseman has been hinting at a revival lately, as has Lady Willa, while Timetoring is plummeting down the weights though has finished tailed off in his last two starts. OPERA OG was returning from a lengthy absence when winning a Towcester novice chase last week on his debut over fences. He has a 7lb penalty to overcome but looks a nice prospect and may be capable of giving the weights to last month's Fontwell scorer, who might prefer a bit further. Free World ran at Cheltenham and Aintree last year but has shown little for his new yard so far.
Opera Og (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) In touch, smooth headway 4 out, led on bit before 2 out, drew clear last, easily, won at Towcester 2m 3f nov chs 0-110 (4) gs beating King's Grace (10-12) by 7l, 8 ran.
Free World (FR) 16-1 (11-9) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, left 4th at 2nd, effort on outside when blundered 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 5th of 6, 42l behind Greywell Boy (11-5) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.
Time To Think 4-1 (11-1) Chased leader, led 5th, went right 10th, mistake and briefly headed 4 out, went right 3 out, stayed on well from last, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb beating Financial Climate (11-10) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Mister Wiseman 33-1 (10-11) Led until 4th, chased winner, led again 7th until after 9th, chased winner until after 10th, went 2nd again 11th, lost 2nd 3 out, 3rd and held when stumbled next, no extra in 4th, 4th of 8, 18l behind Speedy Bruere (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.
Star Galaxy (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, not fluent 6th, headway 8th, led before 3 out, edged right flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Groomed (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Timetoring 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway after 5th, challenged 13th until after next, weakeed approaching 4 out, 7th of 11, well behind The Last Bridge (10-1) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.
Lady Willa (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Led, pushed along before 11th, pressed last, edged left run-in, headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Chilbury Hill (10-5) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.