Zalantoun looked a certain future winner when third in a big field here in October but let supporters down when odds-on at Dundalk a month later. Back on ground with plenty of give he's a threat to all but it's AN SAINCHEANN who looks the one to be on. Jim Bolger's filly made her debut over 7f at Gowran last month and attracted plenty of support. She showed good pace for a long way and with that under her belt should gain her first success. Warwick Avenue started favourite for his debut in a big field at Navan in October but trailed in almost last. The Montjeu colt should come into his own this season and must be kept on the right side. Faanan Aldaar ran quite well on his debut over this C&D and is expected to have gained considerable benefit from the experience.
Redoak (IRE) Chineur gelding out of Buckle In Baby.
Steel Toe Cap (IRE) 13-2 (10-5) Soon chased leaders, moderate 4th approaching straight, kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out, 5th of 13, 9l behind Massiyn (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks gd in May.
Allyonice (IRE) 66-1 (9-13) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, weakened entering straight, 12th of 15, 34l behind Dane Street (9-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo fll stks gf.
At Boolavogue (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division best, ridden into 8th 3f out, soon no extra and weakened, 11th of 14, 21l behind Frontier (9-5) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
Vedani (IRE) 15-8fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway into moderate 8th 2f out, pushed along and no impression in 7th 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 6l behind Moldowney (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in May.
Warwick Avenue (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Mid-division early, 7th halfway, weakened 3f out, 15th of 17, 29l behind Quote Of The Day (9-0) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
Zalantoun (IRE) 4-7fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Hot Bed (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
An Saincheann (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Prominent, improved to dispute lead over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, under pressure in close 3rd when short of room and snatched up close home, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Zariyna (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo fll mdn gs in May.
Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 16th approaching straight, ridden and some headway into 8th over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 5th of 18, 9l behind Blue Corner (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gd in May.
Killourney Empress (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, 6th halfway, no impression from 3f out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Queens Visit (9-0) at Clonmel 1m 2f fll mdn stks gf in May.