FURNER'S GREEN definitely looked in need of the run when beaten by Light Heavy at Leopardstown and with that under his belt should be good enough to go one better. His stablemate Vault finished a long way behind but he'll also do better while the winner's trainer is represented by newcomer Tiger At Heart, a son of Teofilio and a half-brither to a winner in the USA. Akeed Wafi looked one to follow this season when comfortably accounting for Rigiletta at Gowran in September though the runner-up has been beaten three times subsequently.
Akeed Wafi (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, challenged in 2nd under 2f out, led and stayed on well from 1f out, comfortably, won at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep beating Rigoletta (8-12) by 2l, 15 ran.
Furner's Green (IRE) 13-8fav (9-4) Held up in touch, close 6th travelling well on outer entering straight, ridden to lead over 1f out, strongly pressed and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Light Heavy (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo stk gd in Mar.
Tiger At Heart (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Julie Girl.
Vault (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Disputed lead, ridden and headed entering straight, weakened from 2f out, last of 6, 13l behind Light Heavy (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo stk gd in Mar.