Last Shot won at Exeter last month but has climbed the weights since. Tornado In Milan wasn't beaten far on his chasing debut but didn't look very keen while Prince Of Dreams may need this. Warwick third Pearls Legend has more scope than Takeroc and Free World but is conceding 16lb to RIDDLEOFTHESANDS, who can take advantage of his lowly weight to recoup losses incurred when a beaten favourite over 2m4f at Towcester.
Prince Of Dreams 14-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, chased leaders, not fluent 5th, weakened 4 out, 6th of 9, 13l behind Fairy Rath (10-1) at Ascot 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Apr.
Last Shot (FR) 2-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, not fluent 2nd, lost 2nd when not fluent 9th, ridden after 12th, soon lost place, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 7, 27l behind Billy Cuckoo (11-11) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Tornado In Milan (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Led, not fluent 3rd, headed 8th, led after next, headed and pecked 4 out, mistake 2 out, still in touch in 4th last, no impression, last of 4, 4l behind Be All Man (10-11) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Oct.
Takeroc (FR) 8-1 (11-5) In rear, headway 5 out, chased leaders in 3rd before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace and no impression on front pair, 3rd of 8, 14l behind Zarzal (11-11) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Pearls Legend 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, hard ridden after 3 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Mr Mole (11-0) at Warwick 2m beg chs (4) gs.
Free World (FR) 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, outpaced in 3rd after 5 out, lost place and mistake next, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 27l behind Oscar Hill (11-9) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd.
Riddleofthesands (IRE) 5-4fav (11-9) Keen early, mistake and headed 4 out, no chance with winner, in clear 2nd from next, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Ratify (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.