BROADWAY STAR is taken to land the opener at the expense of Le Vert Galany and Fortysecond Street. The selection won a bumper last season and has shown promise on both his hurdle runs this season. He looked a little one paced in the closing stages when beaten by Glencree but the step up in trip looked to be in his favour. He now has experience behind him and if he can recapture that form he should prove difficult to beat. Le Vert Galany ran a personal best when finishing third of fifteen over course and distance recently. He showed a marked improvement in form from his seasonal reappearance so any market moves should be noted. Fortysecond Street finished third in a bumper at Kelso on his racecourse debut showing promise in the process. He comes from a yard in top form at present so warrants plenty of respect also. However for the winner we return to Broadway Star.
Bishops Ploy (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 6th of 13, 19l behind Meridian City (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m mdn nhf (5) gf in Nov.
Broadway Star (FR) 7-4 (10-11) Towards rear, smooth headway from 8th, chased leaders when blundered 3 out, ridden and every chance next, soon one pace, 2nd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Glencree (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Nov.
Ella Woodcock (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 3rd of 8, 22l behind Doeslessthanme (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m nov hdl (4) gd.
Fortysecond Street (IRE) 10-11fav (11-0) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, effort and every chance over 2f out, kept on until no extra final furlong, 3rd of 13, 13l behind McMurrough (11-7) at Kelso 2m nhf (6) gd in Oct.
Le Vert Galant (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 15, 10l behind Glencree (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Nov.
Overlaw 33-1 (11-5) Prominent until lost place 10th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by Always Right (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f nov hts chs (4) gf in May, 6 ran.
Port Erne (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Always behind and keen, never dangerous, last of 10, well behind Latanier (10-9) at Leicester 2m nov hdl (3) hvy.
The Grey Sparky 50-1 (11-2) In touch, lost place over 6f out, last of 9, well behind Bygones of Brid (11-4) at Ayr 2m nhf (6) hvy.
Unouself (IRE) 3-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out to chase leaders, soon one pace, 4th of 12, 10l behind Russian War (10-11) at Perth 2m nhf (5) gd in Jul.
Vicious Prince (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Mid-division, lost place 10th, behind when fell at the 11th in race won by Hall of Flame (10-2) at Sedgefield 3m 3f nov hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs in Apr, 15 ran.
Claresburn 100-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, 8th of 13, 24l behind Meridian City (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m mdn nhf (5) gf in Nov.
Danzatrice 10-1 (10-7) Towards rear, headway from 8th to chase leaders approaching 3 out, ridden and weakened from next, 5th of 15, 16l behind Glencree (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Nov.
Miss Tosca (IRE) 80-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 7th, tailed off from 4 out, 8th of 10, well behind Fabalu (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nov hdl (4) sft.
Wheyaye 4-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, driven and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 16, 20l behind Stagecoach Pearl (11-1) at Catterick 2m nhf (5) gd.