Newberry Hill was second twice at Leopardstown in the autumn and should find a race this season. Joint top weight Morning With Ivan also has ability while Lake Louise won at Navan and the Curragh in October. Willie McCreery could hold the key to this as he runs MONAKOVA and the race-fit Connacht Council, who was second at Dundalk in February. We'll go with the former who has been placed in four of his seven starts, including a good second to Parliament Square at Fairyhouse last summer. He also ran well on the Polytrack in the autumn and should stay a mile here this year. There should be more to come from Burnt Sienna and he's preferred to the more exposed Henry Higgins of the others.
Morning With Ivan (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division early, pushed along towards rear halfway, no impression straight, 10th of 13, 19l behind Bracing Breeze (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Sep.
Newberry Hill (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outer entering straight, led narrowly 1f out, kept on under pressure, headed close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Ballyorban (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Nov.
Henry Higgins (IRE) 15-2 (9-9) Chased leader, led after 3f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 23l behind Fromajacktoaking (9-1) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo hcp hvy in Sep.
Monakova (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Longfield Lad (9-10) at Dundalk 6f 2yo hcp pol in Nov.
Connacht Council (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway early straight to go 3rd 1f out, 2nd inside final furlong but no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Clancy Avenue (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Burnt Sienna (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Always rear, pushed along after halfway, never a factor, last of 7, 15l behind Spinacre (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) in Sep.
Lake Louise (IRE) 13-2 (8-4) Chased leaders, 4th and challenged early straight, 5th and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Ballyorban (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Nov.
Blue Ale (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden into moderate 5th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 12l behind Seussical (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Mar.
Ruby Flipper (IRE) 22-1 (8-5) Towards rear, headway into 9th 3f out, ridden in 8th 2f out, moderate 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 10l behind Seussical (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Mar.