Midnight in the Chase for Sky Bet
Wiltshire trainer Neil Mulholland has designs on Doncaster's Sky Bet Chase for Midnight Chase on Town Moor at the end of the month.
The 11-year-old gelding was outclassed in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas, but will attempt to set the record straight later this month.
Mulholland said: "The Lexus was a Grade One over three miles and he was simply not quick enough to go with them.
"The Sky Bet is a lower grade and I can see him doing well at a left-handed track like Doncaster on good ground."
Despite having won five races at Cheltenham, Midnight Chase has not been given an entry in the Betfred-sponsored Gold Cup.
He will instead be geared towards the John Smith's Grand National in April.
Mulholland said: "We can't win the Gold Cup, so it was a waste of time entering him.
"This year we will be concentrating on the Grand National - that would probably be his main target.
"He's an out-an-out stayer and he's a good jumper."
Midnight Chase is one of 60 entries for the Sky Bet Chase on January 26, when last year's winner Calgary Bay could bid to defend his crown.