Vintage Star got off the mark over hurdles when scoring over a shorter trip here earlier this month. He looks sure to be thereabouts once again despite a penalty, but SEE WHAT HAPPENS is just preferred. Martin Todhunter's charge was beaten only a length when runner-up over today's trip at Wetherby on last month's hurdling debut and is taken to go one better. Hurdling debutants to note include dual bumper winner Anychancedave and April's point-to-point winner Avenging Ace, while Soudain and Dreamers Of Dreams are others to keep an eye on.
Vintage Star (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) Held up, outpaced 4 out, headway approaching 2 out, soon every chance, led briefly when hung right last, rallied to lead final strides, won at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs beating Grove Pride (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Anychancedave (IRE) 2-1fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, rallied inside final furlong to regain lead final stride, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Feb beating Swinging Sultan (10-9) by hd, 16 ran.
Avenging Ace (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Made all, nvr looked in danger, easy, won at Templemore 3m ire ptp sft in Apr beating Finish The Story (12-0) by 4l, 12 ran.
Brokethegate 14-1 (10-12) In touch, tracked winner 5t to 7th, soon outpaced, rallied after 4 out until next, kept on same pace, went 3rd approaching last, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Weston Lodge (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Bunratty (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) In rear, hit 4 out, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Well Hello There (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Dreamers Of Dreams (IRE) 6-4fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, disputing 2nd when blundered 4 out, in 3rd when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Stormin Exit (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct, 11 ran.
Frank The Slink 12-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 8f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, 6th of 11, 23l behind Sydney Paget (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs.
Ros Castle (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 25l behind Rowdy Rocher (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gd.
See What Happens (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Hampered and mistake 1st, towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, chased winner soon after 4 out, going well before next, led narrowly soon after 2 out, ridden and joined last, headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 17, 1l behind Crafti Bookie (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Settledoutofcourt (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Trkd ldrs to 3out, 4th 2out, 2nd aft lat , not get to wnr, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Allthekingshorses (12-0) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Mar.
Soudain (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Keen tracked leader, led 11f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Sydney Paget (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs.
Solway Brook (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Led, headed before 9f out, tracked leaders, weakened before 3f out, soon eased, 13th of 15, well behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd.