NIGHT SINGER arrives here in good form having won convincingly at Cork and almost defying a 5lb penalty when just failing to catch On The Loose at Gowran. He's only 1lb higher this time and should get back to winning ways. The former UK-trained Ilissos has run poorly over hurdles since joining new connections and looks to have plenty of weight for a maiden but Our Nana Rose ran a cracking race over timber at Ballinrobe at the beginning of the month and now the quicker ground has arrived she looks a big threat. Whitethorne Scent showed some promise last season and reappeared with a decent effort at Dundalk. She hasn't had much racing and could be the one to chase home the selection.
Casela Park (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 14, 10l behind If Per Chance (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Feb.
Ilissos (USA) 8-1 (8-4) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd 2f out, effort between horses to 2nd over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Charlie Smirke (9-5) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol in May '11.
Night Singer 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to strongly press winner to line, just failed, 2nd of 16, shd behind On The Loose (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Born To Excel 16-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, 5th early, kept on same pace from 2f out, 12th of 17, 19l behind Morethanafeeling (8-9) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 gd in Apr.
Hangar Five (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 3f out, 12th of 16, 30l behind Apache Drums (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 50-75 sft in Apr.
Our Nana Rose (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Soon towards rear, ridden into 4th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Gra Geal Mo Chroi (9-4) at Sligo 1m 2f clm stks sft in Jun.
Whitethorne Scent 7-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, headway into 9th 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 6l behind Misty Lane (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Shaq (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 8th 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace (rider failed to weigh-in), 5th of 14, 6l behind Mutasareb (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Can We Dare (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) In rear, hampered and unseated rider entering straight, in a race won by Morethanafeeling (8-9) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 gd in Apr, 17 ran.
Mellow Manner (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, hampered on inner 2f out, soon switched and no impression, eased final furlong, 11th of 14, 28l behind Naked Cowboy (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Captain Baldini (IRE) 20-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, no extra entering straight, 11th of 12, 11l behind Gap Of Dunloe (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Nomadic Diamond (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Prominent early, 7th before halfway, no extra under 2f out, 14th of 17, 30l behind Morethanafeeling (8-9) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 gd in Apr.
Rosmuck (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on inner, pushed along entering straight and soon no extra, 10th of 15, 14l behind Elizabeth Coffee (9-9) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.