Imperial Vic won twice at around this trip at Musselburgh before a decent effort there on his handicap debut. Those victories give him plenty to do with his penalties as Abbey Storm, a winning point-to-pointer, looked a very promising recruit to hurdles when easily landing a Musselburgh maiden last month. He's also penalised and TIPSY GYPSY, who was purchased for £95,000 after landing a point-to-point at Dromahane in November, can take advantage of the allowances and start his new career for Tim Vaughan with a debut victory. Sharivarry, a dual winner between the flags, was behind Abbey Storm last month but the longer trip here can enable him to get closer.
Imperial Vic (IRE) 2-1fav (10-8) Led, driven and headed narrowly 2 out, every chance last, ridden and one pace flat, held when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Monetary Fund (10-13) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.
Abbey Storm (IRE) 4-6fav (11-6) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, led before 2 out, soon clear, stayed on strongly, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan beating Somerset Island (11-6) by 10l, 7 ran.
Bold Slasher (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened from 7th, blundered 4 out, 7th of 10, well behind Midnight Oscar (10-12) at Doncaster 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Inch Manor (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 12, 28l behind Karazhan (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Sharivarry (FR) 8-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway on bit after 4 out, every chance before 2 out, no extra and lost 2nd place run-in, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Abbey Storm (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Supreme Gold 150-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders until lost place 6th, 14th of 17, well behind Up And Go (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Jan.
Teeiygee 150-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, tailed off 6th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Minella Forfitness (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd, 21 ran.
Tipsy Gypsy (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Mostly 3rd, gng well 6out & b mstk 5out, chall & ld gng best bef 2out where lft 4l clr, 6l adv last, easily, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Nov beating El Indio (12-0) by 10l, 17 ran.
Westwire Toby (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, raced wide, headway to chase leaders before 10th, weakened from 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Gwladys Street (11-11) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 9 ran.
Miss Woolley 25-1 (11-7) in a race won by Harbour Way (12-0) at Witton Castle 3m ptp gd in May, 15 ran.