RAILWAY RULE was well supported on his debut at Leopardstown last weekend in the race won by Aminabad but couldn't quite get involved. That looked a decent contest and there's more to come. He should again take care of Never Never, who was four lengths behind, though the latter was staying on nicely at the finish. Ange D'Or Javilex is from a strong French jumping family and looks a nice recruit for a yard that do well in this sphere. Brother Bennett is the first foal of a French hurdles winner and Red House Hill is by the successful stallion Ad Valorem out of a mare who won a bumper and also scored over jumps. On Fiddlers Green cost 42,000 euros last year and his yard have had some success in bumpers.
Ange D'or Javilex (FR) Puit D'or gelding out of Ixia De Menil.
Brother Bennett (FR) Martaline gelding out of La Gaminerie.
Never Never (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden in 8th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 8l behind Aminabad (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Jan.
On Fiddlers Green (IRE) Stowaway gelding out of Knockalane.
Railway Rule (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4l behind Aminabad (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Jan.
Red House Hill (IRE) Ad Valorem gelding out of Laetitia.
Back Off Blondie (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, saddle slipped early, dropped towards rear before halfway, completely tailed off, last of 12, well behind Aminabad (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Jan.