Alan Swinbank had three winners at last week's National Hunt Flat meeting here and ANYCHANCEDAVE is taken to carry on the good work. He's a half-brother to a bumper winner and gets the vote to score on his racecourse debut. Fellow debutant Hot Head is worth noting for another yard with a fine record of NH winners at this track, with Oscara Dara and Smart Song newcomers to keep an eye on for the future. Hackpenbay finished a respectable second in a bumper on the Polytrack on his debut and could prove the best of those with experience.
Bit Of A Clown (IRE) 22-1 (11-4) Always in rear, ridden and struggling 5f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, 32l behind Daymar Bay (10-8) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (5) sft in Nov.
Cloudy Joe (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 6f out, weakened 5f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Diocles (11-0) at Southwell 2m n h flat (5) std.
Hackpenbay 15-2 (10-9) Close up, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Solaise (10-9) at Lingfield 2m mdn n h flat (5) std.
Oscara Dara (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Lisa's Storm.
Smart Song Pilsudski gelding out of Smart Rhythm.
Sous Mix (FR) Fragrant Mix gelding out of Insoumise.
Lights Of Broadway (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) In touch in mid-division, pushed along over 6f out, prominent 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 13, 25l behind Semi Colon (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) sft in Nov.
Anychancedave (IRE) Act One gelding out of Nabadhaat.
Glasson Lad (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Always behind, struggling 5f out, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Cinders And Ashes (11-5) at Southwell 1m 6f 3yo NH flat (AWT) (5) std.
Hot Head Selkirk gelding out of Treble Heights.
Jersey Joe (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Held up mid-division, pushed along well over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 12, 19l behind Opera North (10-12) at Carlisle 1m 6f 3yo nhf (5) sft in Oct.
Needwood Ridge Needwood Blade gelding out of Aspen Ridge.