The four-year-old Faanan Aldaar started favourite for a maiden here last month after a fine previous effort on the track but had no answer to Un Beau Roman and Shershewill, who runs earlier on the card. She gets all the allowances here and her young rider can claim 7lb so it will be a surprise if she's not in the hunt though SOWEHEARD may prove too strong. Gordon Elliott's charge had some strong form between the flags before making a very creditable start under Rules at Ballinrobe where he was staying on well over that 2m4f so this looks ideal. Jolly Mac Vic has run well enough to enter the equation and Ciarans Oscar will appreciate a return to quicker ground as easily his best run came on good going at Wexford in October when narrowly beaten by Call Rog.
Ciarans Oscar (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Waited with, no impression under pressure approaching straight, 8th of 11, well behind Fahamore (11-9) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Dec.
Foreflora 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, closer in moderate 7th entering straight, kept on one paced, 7th of 17, 30l behind Foxrock (11-10) at Naas 3m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
I Am Great (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Ld/disp early, hdd 3rd, jnd ldr & ld 5out, hdd 3out, 2l 2nd 2out, eff to jn ldr last, not match wnr run-in, kow, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Sam Cavallaro (12-0) at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp.
Indiana Oscar 14-1 (12-0) Led early, headed after 4f, 2nd halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, no extra 2f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Indevan (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
Jolly Mac Vic (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway into 4th before 3 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Hunting Party (11-4) at Thurles 3m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Mill Bay 14-1 (11-4) Behind, headway 3 out, soon no impression, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Ahhdehken (9-7) at Perth 3m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Apr, 17 ran.
Soweheard (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, lost place 3 out, pushed along in 6th after 2 out, under pressure in 4th last, kept on same pace run-in to 3rd on line, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Our Man Zebo (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Top Cat Henry (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, 3rd 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 5l behind Ebazziyr (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
Watchthesteps (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra entering straight and weakened, completely tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Wedding Present (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Jan.
Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 9-4fav (10-4) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 3 out, soon 3rd, no impression in moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on one paced, 3rd of 14, 25l behind Un Beau Roman (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Apr.