Denis Cullen has acquired Alazan from Philip Hobbs but his new charge could just need this after a long break. Jim Bolger runs both Toraidhe, another returning from an absence, and Whipless, a winner at Dundalk in February though that was over 1m4f and he had only three rivals. MIDNIGHT SOPRANO has more scope than most of these and has won twice in six starts, both times with a little cut in the ground which she should get today. Though not seen since October she seems to go well fresh and win number three looks on the cards. Un Hinged has won nine races in a varied career and can never be left out of calculations.
Sixteen Forty Two (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Towards rear, no impression from 3f out, 8th of 14, 14l behind Hawkhill (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 60-90 in Sep '10.
Toraidhe (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on far side, 11th halfway, no impression in 9th over 1f out, no extra, 12th of 21, 8l behind Castle Bar Sling (8-11) at Curragh 1m hcp gd in Aug.
Alazan (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 3f out, losing place when not much room over 2f out, 11th of 16, 29l behind Dazinski (8-13) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 6th under 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Sunset Beauty (8-10) at Cork 1m 2f hcp gf.
Celtic Dane (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Dwelt, always towards rear, 11th of 14, 45l behind Much Acclaimed (9-3) at Curragh 1m 6f hcp sft in Sep.
Un Hinged (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 9th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 7l behind Spin Of A Coin (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol in Feb.
Whipless (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Prominent, soon led, headed from halfway, stayed close up until no extra approaching final furlong, 10th of 18, 22l behind Sharestan (9-4) at Curragh 1m Extended Handicap (4yo+) in Mar.
Magic Crystal (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always towards rear, 15th of 16, 41l behind Solar Verde (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Sep.
Midnight Soprano (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on well final furlong to lead last 50 yards, won at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp 60-90 sft in Oct beating Sun Disc (8-8) by 1/2l, 18 ran.