Proud Times has been competing reasonably well in novice hurdles and is sent straight into handicap company for his chasing debut. He's probably on a fair mark though he doesn't have the pedigree of a jumper. Quacity appears better over shorter but the trip should suit Saddle Pack, who faded when tackling 3m at Musselburgh on New Year's Day. Mighty Magnus has been beaten a very long way on his last two starts after a good run at Sedgefield in December but WHAT A DREAM looks the one to be on. William Amos' charge produced easily the best performance of his career at Wetherby two weeks ago and as he's only six he has the scope to make further progress.
Proud Times (USA) 5-2fav (11-6) Chased leaders, one pace from 3 out, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Koup De Kanon (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Quacity (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Led, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 28l behind Dowd's Destiny (11-0) at Ayr 2m 5f beg chase (4) sft in Jan.
What A Dream 6-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway to 5th approaching 8th, led 12th, went right and blundered 3 out, went right next, 3 lengths clear when went badly right last, headed and not quicken flat, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Petroglyph (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Saddle Pack (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, dropped to rear after 10th, headway to chase leaders before 4 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 4th of 6, 23l behind Definite Appeal (10-10) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jan.
Mighty Magnus (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) In touch on inside, tracked leader 6th, led narrowly 8th, driven and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, lost moderate 3rd last, 4th of 6, 39l behind Shadow Boxer (10-8) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.