Big Occasion won over hurdles here in February and can only improve on his debut third over the larger obstacles over C&D last month. But SEE WHAT HAPPENS produced a more promising performance when runner-up to Big Occasion's stablemate African Broadway over 3m1f at Wetherby and can go one better today as he, too, has won over hurdles here as has King's Grace. Donald McCain's gelding made all here back in December but hasn't raced since. Cloudy Too was an easy winner over hurdles at Newcastle in March but three previous tries over fences have been disappointing and Sue Smith also has Vintage Star in the line-up.
Big Occasion (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, effort 4 out, soon under pressure, never on terms, 3rd of 7, 36l behind Rival D'estruval (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov chs (4) hvy in Oct.
Cloudy Too (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) With leaders, lost place after 9th, weakening when mistake 2 out (usual 3 out), 6th of 10, 43l behind Cucumber Run (10-13) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-155 (2) gd in Apr.
Dannanceys Hill (IRE) 5-2 (11-1) In touch on inside, smooth headway approaching 3 out, challenged on outside when blundered 2 out, led last, soon driven, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Destroyer Deployed (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Ebony River (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up behind on inside, headway into mid-division 6th, ridden to chase leaders after 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 12l behind Ballyfoy (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in May.
Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 2 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Dr Flynn (11-7) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
King's Grace 7-1 (11-0) Made all, ridden before 2 out, clear before last, won at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Listen Boy (11-0) by 6l, 14 ran.
Logical Approach (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Quinsman (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Netminder (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Prominent, weakening when mistake 10th, soon well behind, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Lovcen (11-4) at Aintree 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Apr, 19 ran.
See What Happens (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) In touch, led 3rd, hard pressed 4 out, headed last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind African Broadway (11-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) gs in Oct.
Vintage Star (IRE) 9-4fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, lost place before 8th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Malin Bay (10-11) at Ayr 3m nov hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr, 10 ran.