Captainofthefleet has won on the Flat since finishing third over track and trip back in April and should go well. Fire Belt was also placed at this track last year though he's failed to figure since while Turica held on for second at Tramore early this year and could figure on her return. Stoney went close in a bumper at Thurles last time having posted a modest debut over timber before that but a chance is taken on KICK ON BOSS in this. Willie McCreery's charge has shown decent form in bumpers and the half-brother to winning hurdler Mick Finan may well be good enough to make a winning start over obstacles.
Captainofthefleet (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th and reminder, 4th 3 out, soon ridden, 2nd before next, dropped to 3rd at last, no extra, 3rd of 25, 14l behind Wedding Present (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gs in Apr.
Kick On Boss (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Took keen hold early and improved to lead after 2f, ran slightly wide off bend after 3f, travelling well entering straight, ridden from 1 1/2f out, headed under 1f out, kept on close home, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Outlander (11-13) at Naas 2m N H flat in Feb.
Little Arrows (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, went 3rd approaching 2 out where not fluent, soon no chance with easy winner and weakened run-in, 10th of 22, 18l behind Peter From Paris (11-9) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Oct.
Bob Ontherun (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, 10th 5 out, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 11th of 16, well behind Bendanella (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Fire Belt (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden and no extra before straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 46l behind Lagan Canal (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
King Blue (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Prominent, led after about 4f, headed before halfway, remained prominent, no impression straight, 9th of 14, 39l behind No Cash Flow (11-3) at Cork 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Stoney (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway to lead and dispute from 4f out, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Nathans Pride (11-11) at Thurles 2m NH flat gd in Apr.
Cara Vic (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Towards rear, ridden into moderate 8th 4 out, no impression and soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Minella For Value (11-12) at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gd in Aug, 15 ran.
Crabtrees Glory (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Alw in rr, pu 3out, in a race won by Turbinia (10-11) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May, 11 ran.
Turica (IRE) 7-4fav (10-13) Led, driven and hard pressed between last 2, ridden and headed flat, kept on, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Meitheamh (10-13) at Tramore 2m mares mdn hdl sft in Apr.