CAROLE'S SPIRIT had some very decent form in bumpers, being placed in Listed events at Sandown and Aintree in the spring. She should take all the beating on her hurdling debut if the obstacles don't get in the way. Blue Buttons, Brantingham Breeze and Fountains May should also pick up races this term judged on their efforts in bumpers last season but Lacunae and Misty Mornin may need to have their sights lowered a little in the future.
Blue Buttons (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden and headway 3f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 14l behind Down Ace (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in May.
Brantingham Breeze 3-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced 7f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 28l behind Tamarina Bay (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f mrs N H flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Carole's Spirit 11-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, every chance 3f out, driven to chase leading pair over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 19, 6l behind Legacy Gold (11-1) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gs in Apr.
Fountains Mary 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, driven 6f out, weakened 3f out, 6th of 9, 18l behind Rafafie (10-12) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gs in Apr.
Lacunae (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) In rear, mistake 2nd, weakened before 4 out, soon tailed off, 6th of 8, 38l behind Blase Chevalier (10-9) at Towcester 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) gf in Oct.
Misty Mornin 80-1 (11-2) Always behind, tailed off final 11f, 15th of 17, well behind Delta Forty (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mares n h flat (6) sft in Apr.