Jim Bolger must be despairing of finding a race for GORT NA MORNA but she won't get many better chances after a couple of reasonable recent runs and this looks her chance. She just holds Passion Planet on their run behind Prince Of Fire two weeks ago and there's no reason for a form reversal while the once-promising She's A Queen ran poorly in a handicap here last time. Magic Minstrel had one fine run for Andrew Balding at Kempton last summer and is one to keep an eye on as he makes his debut for new connections.
Indian Arch (USA) 4-1 (11-7) Tr ldrs, not qckn 3out, sn pu, in a race won by Supermightyfine (11-7) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gs in Dec, 16 ran.
Night Breeze (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 5l behind Lord Kenmare (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Glebeparkhawk (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 16th of 18, 40l behind Cocozza (9-3) at Cork 7f 2yo mdn gd in Oct '10.
Hootie (IRE) Fasliyev gelding out of Soviet Maid.
Magic Minstrel 4-1 (9-3) Prominent, led after 2f, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 12l behind Winning Spark (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Gort Na Mona (USA) 5-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on into 2nd final furlong, no impression winner, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Prince Of Fire (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Jan.
New Experience (USA) 20-1 (10-9) Towards rear, niggled along from before halfway, closer order to track leaders from over 6f out, struggling from before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 38l behind Un Atout (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo nhf in Jan.
Passion Planet (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Prince Of Fire (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Jan.
She's A Queen (IRE) 25-1 (7-11) Mid-division, weakened from 4f out, 13th of 14, 27l behind Master Melody (7-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec.