Clonmel winner Sizing Platinum failed to follow up under a penalty at Killarney back in in July but Alelchi Inois won a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan when last seen at the track in May. The remaining duo have the more recent form with Aerlite Supreme finally opening his account at Galway last month. He's more exposed than bumper winner SOMETHINGWONDERFUL, who was having his first start over obstacles when scoring at Punchestown, and Dessie Hughes' charge gets the vote to go in again with progress expected.
Aerlite Supreme (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th before halfway, not fluent 3 out, challenged and gained narrow lead from last, strongly pressed and stayed on well close home, won at Galway 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct beating Sonny B (11-12) by hd, 14 ran.
Alelchi Inois (FR) Evensfav (10-13) Chased leaders, closed up 4th, led and disputed from 5 out, in front approaching 3 out, shaken up to assert run-in, comfortably, won at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl sft in May beating Dancing Roe (10-13) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Sizing Platinum (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Keen hold and soon led, disputed at times, pressed and joined when landed awkwardly 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Shamar (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f nh nov hdl gf in Jul.
Somethingwonderful (IRE) 15-8 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway in 2nd 3 out and travelled well to lead entering straight, ridden out and kept on well run-in, won at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct beating Park Ranger (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.