A very low-level bumper in which Noel Meade's newcomer WES HARDIN, the mount of Nina Carberry, can make a successful debut. The son of Beneficial is the first foal of a bumper winner and won't need to be a world-beater here. Stuart Crawford always does well here and Twentytwo's Taken, a close relative of three winners, wouldn't be a shock winner on her racecourse debut. Texas Tea has shown a bit of potential and could be best of those with experience, though recent Ballingarry points winner Draycott Place undoubtedly has more to offer.
Belfastdarknstormy (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Always in rear, weakened straight, completely tailed off (poor visibility), last of 7, well behind Agent James (11-8) at Navan 2m N H flat hvy in Jan.
Bertieblewthelot (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Not fluent 1st, chased leaders, no extra approaching straight, 18th of 30, well behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Isaac Bell (IRE) Fruits Of Love gelding out of Oso Well.
Mr Ben (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Prominent, ridden 5f out, soon lost place and no extra, 15th of 22, well behind He's Our Man (11-11) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat sft in Oct '10.
Some Plan (IRE) Winged Love gelding out of Lough Hyne.
Texas Tea (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, progress from before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 17l behind Montys Meadow (11-9) at Cork 2m N H flat sft.
Draycott Place (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Ld, jnd 3rd, wo at 6th, mstk 7th, jnd 5out, slt adv 2out, easily qcknd clr, 8l adv last, qcknd imprsvly flat, easily, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Nov beating Scutsisland (11-9) by 15l, 13 ran.
Drumhart (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Settled in 6th, pushed along and dropped to rear over 2f out, no extra, last of 7, 15l behind Ebazziyr (12-0) at Down Royal 2m N H flat in Nov.
Kajun Thunder (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Pr & fell 8th, in a race won by Tell Us More (11-9) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft, 16 ran.
Lyrical Dream (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, 7th over 5f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 12th of 22, 26l behind Storm Of Swords (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gs in Apr.
Vision Du Coeur (FR) 66-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 11th 4 out, no impression fro next, 8th of 25, 14l behind Upazo (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov.
Wes Hardin (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Luas Luso.
Alchemiss (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Towards rear, some headway into 12th before straight, ridden and weakened entering straight, 16th of 20, 41l behind Shesafoxylady (11-9) at Punchestown 2m mrs N H flat gf in Oct.
Twentytwo's Taken (IRE) King's Theatre mare out of Persian Desert.