Gone Forever steps up to 2m for the first time but is the form pick on his latest second to Coyaba at Towcester ahead of close-up Ffos Las runner-up Rons Dream and Newcastle fourth Ride The Range. But a couple of newcomers catch the eye on breeding here with GUNS AT MIDNIGHT, a full brother to useful winning chaser Max Bygrave and bumper and hurdles winner Molly's A Diva, just preferred to the Milan gelding Landmarque, who is closely related to winning hurdlers Lady Bluesky and Jansboy.
Be A Dreamer 33-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders lost place 5f out, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Beatu (11-4) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
Guns At Midnight Midnight Legend gelding out of Smokey Diva.
Landmarque Milan gelding out of M N L Lady.
Ride The Range (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Prominent, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 14, 10l behind Seldom Inn (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
Wabanaki Legend Fair Mix mare out of Wuchowsen.
Clarence Beeks (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Close up, ridden before 4f out, weakened before 1f out, 9th of 13, 24l behind Lady Buttons (10-0) at Wetherby 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Dec.
Gone Forever 6-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, closed 7f out, hung left over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Coyaba (11-5) at Towcester 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Nov.
Sir Safir Croco Rouge gelding out of Angela's Ashes.
Rons Dream 6-1 (10-0) Keen early, tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd and effort over 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on to press winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Imagine The Chat (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) hvy in Dec.