ANNA'S ARCH lost his unbeaten record in bumpers when slipping and unseating his rider on the road crossing at this track last month. He can return to winning ways if suffering no ill-effects from his accident. Oscars Stanley finished fourth in the same race here on his debut and looks the biggest threat, along with Secret Past, who showed some promise last season and will have come on for his reappearance. Soudain and Sydney Paget are point-to-pointers worth keeping an eye on and Frank The Slink makes most appeal of the newcomers.
Anna's Arch (IRE) 15-8fav (11-3) Tracked leaders early and keen, settled in mid-division, stumbled and unseated rider halfway, in a race won by Cross Of Honour (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Oct, 11 ran.
Ballycarbery Bollin Eric gelding out of Carbery Spirit.
Frank The Slink Central Park gelding out of Kadari.
Heart O Annandale (IRE) Winged Love gelding out of She's All Heart.
Lockalane Olden Times gelding out of Daylight Dreams.
Oscar Stanley (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 3f out, chased winner 2f out until over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 9l behind Cross Of Honour (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Papillon Parc Central Park gelding out of Persian Butterfly.
Rhymers Ha' 22-1 (10-4) Mid-division on outer, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 13, 12l behind The Weatherman (10-9) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Secret Past (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Led, pushed along over 5f out, soon headed, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 11, 35l behind Crowning Jewel (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Soudain (FR) 2-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, left in front 5out, kow from last, won at Horse And Jockey 3m ire ptp gd in Mar beating Carro Lad (12-0) by 8l, 6 ran.
Sydney Paget (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Ld/disp, ld 3out, hdd bef 2out, no ex early flat, kow, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Rock Of Allen (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Mar.
Crumble Karinga Bay mare out of Castle Lynch.