Sin Miedo, who won a maiden at Gowran in November, was outclassed in a Grade 3 here last time and this is more his class. He should go well off this mark without beating HOP IN, who certainly deserved his victory at Navan after a string of seconds and the assessor has been lenient with just a 4lb rise. Bendanella won a Wexford maiden in October and was by no means disgraced when taking a leap in class on his handicap debut at Punchestown. The veteran Marshim doesn't win often enough and is still 3lb higher than his last winning mark.
Acriveen (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Held up, moderate 7th approaching 4 out, moderate 8th and no extra from before straight, 7th of 11, 34l behind Upazo (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl in Dec.
Bendanella (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, pushed along in 3rd entering straight and no impression on winner in 4th at last, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 8l behind City Slicker (10-6) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 in Nov.
Glenconkeyne (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Led, jumped a little left 2nd, headed next, soon raced in 3rd, a little awkward 5 out, pushed along in 4th before 2 out, soon no extra, 4th of 6, 28l behind Band Of Blood (11-7) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl hvy in Oct.
Castletown Bridge (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Chased clear leaders, closer in mid-division halfway, no extra from 3 out, weakened, 17th of 18, 30l behind Spacious Sky (10-2) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Hop In (IRE) 7-2fav (10-8) Always prominent, slight mistake 4th, closed into 2nd after 3 out, stayed on well run-in to lead closing stages, won at Navan 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Dec beating Blacklough (11-12) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Wooly Tom (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Held up, no impression approaching 3 out, 8th of 16, 25l behind Luke's Benefit (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Dec.
Sin Miedo (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, mistake 3rd, 2nd 3 out and ridden entering straight, no extra from 2 out & moderate 5th before last, 5th of 8, 33l behind Analifet (10-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo hdl Grd 3 (1) in Dec.
Marshim (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) In rear, headway on outer from 3 out, left 5th next, went 2nd briefly at last, no extra and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Wither Hills (11-8) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Dec.
Kick Start 9-2 (11-4) Soon mid-division, pushed along from 3 out, no impression from before straight, moderate 8th 2 out, kept on one pace,, 7th of 15, 26l behind Afatcat (10-11) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Dec.