This hasn't been a great race for favourite backers in recent years but Michael Hourigan would be disappointed if AERLITE SUPREME cannot build upon his debut at Galway where he looked to be something of an unlucky loser having found his path blocked at a vital stage. Treacy Hotels Boy should have stripped fitter from a recent run in a point-to-point at Ballinaboola though he may turn out to be better over further. Bell Weir has more of a Flat pedigree than most, and the son of Tobougg cannot be ruled out having put up a decent effort in defeat at Clonmel. Curvacious was third to Hidden Universe at Limerick a couple of seasons ago and though this is probably the best form in the race, she has clearly had training issues in the interim.
Aerlite Supreme (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 4th 6f out, ridden into 3rd entering straight, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind King Of Firth (12-0) at Galway 2m N H flat in Oct.
Blazing Warrior (IRE) Close Conflict gelding out of Leading Duke.
Clarior Ex Obscuro (IRE) 22-1 (11-7) Chased leader in 2nd, dropped to 4th after 6f, rear 7f out, ridden in 5th 3f out, 4th and no impression 2f out, kept on to moderate 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 33l behind Clondaw Court (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Nov.
The Old House (IRE) Aolus gelding out of Supreme Queen.
Third Chance (IRE) Witness Box gelding out of Princess Isle.
Treacy Hotels Boy (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Rr of mid-div, prog 4out, 3rd 2out, went 2nd on run-in, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Going Concern (12-0) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gs in Nov.
Wedding Present (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, went on 2out, kow, won at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp gs in Apr beating Ballymartin King (12-0) by 5l, 17 ran.
Bell Weir 12-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway into moderate 5th 3f out, ridden into 3rd under 2f out, kept on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Posiden Sea (11-4) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Nov.
Buster Dan Dan (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 49l behind O Maonlai (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Nov.
Curvacious (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Never better than mid-division, weakened from 4f out, 16th of 19, well behind Joanne One (10-13) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) hvy in Nov.
Fureys Cross (IRE) Quws mare out of Fancy Me Not.
Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Ww rr, prog from 9th, cl en 4th aftr 6out, cl 3rd aftr 4out until fair 3rd but no ch with 1st 2 aftr 2out, kow, 3rd of 9, 14l behind The Blarney Rose (11-4) at Affane 3m ire ptp gs in Nov '11.
Dream Beat 33-1 (10-11) Soon chased leaders, 8th into straight, kept on same pace from over 2f out, 7th of 18, 16l behind Elegant Statesman (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Oct.
Sarahs Joy (IRE) Presenting filly out of Molly Be.