GONE FOREVER has stronger form than both Bulas Belle and Falcon's Ginger. He found only the unbeaten Coyaba too good at Towcester three weeks ago and looks the safest option. The remainder are all newcomers and look nothing special on breeding. Trooper Royal could prove the best of them especially if supported in the betting. He's a brother to a couple of winners on the Flat and a half-brother to hurdles winner Ubi Ace and makes more appeal than Starplex, Spencers Lad and Lilly's Legend.
Boruma (IRE) Brian Boru gelding out of Itlallendintears.
Castle Eden (IRE) Where Or When gelding out of Brilliant Trees.
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.
New Zafeen (IRE) Zafeen gelding out of Modelliste.
Rock On Bollinski Bollin Eric gelding out of Bred For Pleasure.
Spencers Lad Sixties Icon gelding out of Black Opal.
Starplex Multiplex gelding out of Turtle Bay.
Trooper Royal Zafeen gelding out of Faithful Beauty.
Vision De La Vie (FR) Sin Kiang gelding out of Vidahermosa.
Bulas Belle 25-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3f out, one pace 2f out, 7th of 13, 19l behind Lady Buttons (10-0) at Wetherby 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs.
Falcon's Ginger 28-1 (10-5) Towards rear, outpaced over 6f out, last of 8, 25l behind Hurricane Hollow (10-12) at Carlisle 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (5) sft in Oct.
John's Ruby Sixties Icon filly out of Sakaka.
Lilly's Legend Midnight Legend filly out of Dalticia.