There probably wasn't much between African Broadway and SAINT LUKE on bumper form last season. David Pipe's five-year-old arguably has more scope but the latter is unbeaten in two runs at this track and, with plenty of stamina in his pedigree, is taken to come out on top today and land this. Lundy Sky was also a decent bumper horse and was progressive over hurdles, scoring over 3m at Exeter in March. He should win more races but probably over longer trips than this. Grand Vision has shown promise in NH Flat races and French import Last Shot has ability and could be interesting on his first run for Venetia Williams.
Lundy Sky 5-1 (11-3) Made all, blundered 2nd, hit 7th, 1 length ahead when hit 3 out, in command next, came well clear soon after, easily, won at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Glitzy D'ocala (11-3) by 14l, 9 ran.
African Broadway (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Prominent until lost place 12f out, headway over 8f out, 2nd over 4f out, in clear lead as field came into view final 110 yards, won at Newbury 2m NH flat (5) gs in Dec beating Cresswell Bramble (10-9) by 16l, 20 ran.
Bach On Tow (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Ld, n j well, pu 8th, in a race won by Get More (11-7) at Sligo Points 3m ire ptp sft in May, 11 ran.
Ballabrace (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, took keen hold, hampered 2nd, not fluent after, lost place 6th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Non Dom (11-9) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Grand Vision (IRE) 9-4fav (11-3) Held up in touch, improved 4f out, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, held close home, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Denali Highway (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
It's An Eagle (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place when not fluent 5th, soon behind, 9th of 12, 43l behind Fintan (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Kaycee (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Towards rear, no chance when hampered 4 out, plugged on from 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 14, 42l behind O'Callaghan Strand (11-6) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in Jun.
Last Shot (FR) (10-3) 5th of 15, 12l behind Zalgarry (10-5) at Pau(FR) 2m hdl gd in Feb.
Saint Luke (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 20, 12l behind Steps To Freedom (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gd in Apr.
Thistle Stikk 7-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, chased leaders until lost place over 4f out, soon behind, 7th of 11, 26l behind Lang Shining (9-8) at Kempton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Sep '10 (flat).
Cider Lolly 40-1 (10-6) Chased leader, weakened 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 13, 33l behind Blase Chevalier (10-8) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gf in May.