O'Neill had earlier played second fiddle in the Ride-Away Saddlery And Country Clothing Juvenile Novices' Hurdle when his recent Ludlow winner Red Wizard failed to cope with newcomer Mezereon
Declan Carroll got off the mark for the season when Mezereon
opened her jumping account at the first attempt in game fashion under conditional Anthony Evans in the Ride-away Saddlery And Country Clothing Juvenile Novices' Hurdle.
took on Al Eile and Made In Japan in the Grade 2 juvenile hurdle at Aintree in 2004 but was having her first run over jumps since then in the mares' claimer due to "a lot of leg trouble".
, bought out of James Given's yard for pounds 8,000 after winning a Musselburgh claimer in August, made a winning debut over hurdles in the juvenile event.
Meehan's second runner of the day, Mabel Riley, was a disappointing fourth in the claimer which was won in good style by Mezereon
, trained by James Given and ridden by Micky Fenton.