Killer Crow is certain to attract attention though his pedigree looks more about chasing. Tony Martin does well with ex-pointers so the Ballydurn winner Marinero, who cost £72,000 at the Sales, is one to note though he's another bred for jumping fences. Kalanisi King has more genuine pace in his pedigree than most but this looks one for experience and PRINCELY CONN fits the bill. He showed the benefit of his opening run with a fine effort behind Black Hercules at Punchestown and the winner landed a much better race at Thurles on Thursday. Windsor Park has done nothing wrong though the form of last month's run behind Noble Endeavour on this track hasn't worked out so far. Fearachain is by no means out of this having finished runner-up to Chapel Garden at Navan with the remainder in a different parish.
Fearachain (IRE) 7-2 (11-11) Prominent and led after 3f, joined halfway and led again 5f out, challenged and headed 1f out, under pressure and no impression on winner inside final furlong,, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Chapel Garden (11-4) at Thurles 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Glenfane (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division on outer, ridden 4f out, soon no impression, 10th of 14, well behind Chancol (11-11) at Navan 2m N H flat in Dec.
True Icon (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Towards rear, some headway into 5th entering straight, kept on one pace without threatening, 4th of 10, 35l behind Morning Royalty (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf in Dec '11.
Kalanisi King (IRE) Kalanisi gelding out of Muffle.
Kilburry (IRE) Kalanisi gelding out of Regal Spirit.
Killer Crow (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Rivervail.
Marinero (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Mid div, 5th 1/2way & prog in 3rd bef 4out, chall aftr 3out, ld 2out & went 3l clr bef last, sow, won at Ballydurn 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Germany Calling (11-7) by 3l, 7 ran.
Princely Conn (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear early, 7th halfway, progress into 5th 4f out, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, under pressure in 2nd over 1f out, 3rd and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Black Hercules (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf in Dec.
Windsor Park (IRE) 3-1fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden early straight and 5th over 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong to go 2nd close home,, 2nd of 16, 3l behind Noble Endeavor (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec.