After back-to-back wins at Limerick and Sligo last month, Roving Lad will be fancied to complete the hat-trick here under AP McCoy. A double penalty may prove his undoing, however, while improving Uttoxeter scorer Lucky Vic has an extra 7lb to carry. OCA DE THAIX has won three times over fences under Rules and seven times in point-to-points but ran an excellent race over hurdles at Worcester last month and is fancied to land this with Charlotte Evans claiming 7lb. Gap Of Dunloe won over 2m4f here in April but has something to prove now having been pulled up at Ludlow subsequently.
Roving Lad (IRE) 2-1fav (12-3) Waited with early, closer in mid-division approaching 4 out, improved to track leaders before next, 2nd 2 out, challenged under pressure run-in and stayed on best to lead closing stages, won at Sligo 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May beating Young Milly (11-11) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Lucky Vic (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Prominent, led approaching 3 out, clear before last, ridden out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs beating Valleyofmilan (11-0) by 2l, 11 ran.
Gap Of Dunloe (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Always behind, pulled up after 8th, in a race won by Coronea Lilly (10-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May, 13 ran.
Harry The Dash 20-1 (11-7) A bhnd, 5th of 8, 32l behind Shwetzer (12-0) at Bonvilston 3m ptp gf.
Oca De Thaix (FR) 3-1fav (10-10) In rear, mistake 5th, tailed off from 7th, stayed on late from 3 out, went 3rd from last, 3rd of 9, 21l behind Airmen's Friend (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd.
Royal Scoundrel (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, 10th of 11, 23l behind Knight Pass (11-0) at Sandown 2m NH flat (5) gs in Nov '10.
Copper Carroll (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) 6th of 16, 37l behind My Fella (12-0) at Bonvilston 3m ptp gf.
Risible Kayf Tara mare out of Heresy.