VEGAS CASH won by 19 lengths on his hurdling debut at Aintree in June. He has to give weight to his rivals here but will be a short price to do so and can't be realistically opposed. Sharlene's Quest won her bumper here in February last year but made no show on her hurdles bow last winter and may need this while none of the others with experience have shown much so far and newcomer Garth Mountain was modest sort on the Flat and returns from a length absence.
Vegas Cash (IRE) Evensfav (10-12) Made all, hit 3 out, drew readily clear from next, unextended, won at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jun beating Buachaill Alainn (10-12) by 19l, 6 ran.
Black Eye Friday (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division in touch, chased leaders under pressure after 4 out, 5th and one pace when pecked next, soon weakened, 8th of 14, well behind Wayward Glance (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Garth Mountain 8-1 (9-3) Led 2f, tracked leaders, ridden and one pace final 3f, 5th of 10, 7l behind Spiritonthemount (8-5) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in May '11 (flat).
Mezzanisi (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway before 6th, soon weakened, fell 2 out, in a race won by Aland Islands (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar, 10 ran.
Regency Dreams 14-1 (12-0) Lft poor 2nd 5; fell 10, in a race won by Flying Gnu (11-0) at Maisemore Park 2m 5f ptp gf in May '11, 7 ran.
Sharlene's Quest (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, led approaching 5th, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 35l behind Simply Ben (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.