DOYLE CARTE, who easily won a bumper here in January, started odds-on for her hurdling debut at Musselburgh and never gave her supporters a moments concern. She'll be at short odds again but it's difficult to see what can prevent her completing the double. Phase Shift, who won a claimer on the Flat here in October, had no chance behind Balder Success on her hurdling bow at Haydock and will find this much less demanding while Vinetta showed a bit of promise in bumpers and is bred to be a decent hurdler. Brook Star may do best of the remainder.
Doyly Carte 8-11fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led after 3 out, easily, won at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov beating Golden Sparkle (10-12) by 11l, 9 ran.
Briery Vixen 25-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 12, 18l behind Centasia (10-12) at Wincanton 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Oct.
Brook Star (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Led, wandered 4th, headed when not fluent 2 out, 4th and beaten last, 4th of 9, 12l behind Rowlestone Lad (11-5) at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Detour Ahead 66-1 (11-4) Led, jumped right 5th, given reminder, soon headed, went right when weakening next, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mares mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Dolly Royal (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, mistake 7th, left remote 4th 2 out, never a factor, 4th of 6, 42l behind Little Glenshee (10-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.
Doyenthedecenthing 125-1 (10-5) In rear, not fluent 3rd, lost touch 5th, tailed off, 5th of 8, 48l behind Grate Fella (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Nov.
Mary Milan (IRE) Milan mare out of Pristina.
Mrs Eff 8-1 (11-9) Held up mid-division, chased leaders before 4 out, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 17, 29l behind Forcefield (11-1) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov '11.
Phase Shift 100-1 (10-7) In rear and in touch, outpaced from 4 out, last of 4, 39l behind Balder Succes (11-2) at Haydock 2m 4yo hdl (2) sft in Nov.
Vinetta 8-1 (10-12) Rear division, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 38l behind Izzini (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Oct.
Wor Josie (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden 7f out, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 14, 34l behind Floral Spinner (11-1) at Hereford 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gf in Aug.