AERLITE SUPREME reverts back to a bumper after a fine debut run over hurdles at Naas but his earlier form entitles him to the vote receiving weight from the winners. Agent James looked useful on his debut at Navan but finished last at Naas when Fredsmemory was in front of him. Gallant Tipp battled to victory in a little race at Roscommon and that trait will stand him in good stead though the main threat could come from Band Of Blood, who was well ridden to score in testing conditions at Thurles.
Agent James (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression straight, last of 7, 24l behind Outlander (11-13) at Naas 2m N H flat in Feb.
Band Of Blood (IRE) 10-3 (11-8) Mid-division and kept wide, 9th halfway, good headway to go 3rd approaching straight, ridden to challenge 1f out and led over 100 yards out, kept on under pressure, held on, won at Thurles 2m N H flat hvy in Feb beating The Pounds (11-7) by hd, 18 ran.
Fredsmemory (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 4th entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 4th of 7, 4l behind Outlander (11-13) at Naas 2m N H flat in Feb.
Gallant Tipp (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead before straight, ridden and challenged 2f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, all out close home, won at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf sft in Aug beating Goodoldhonkytonk (10-9) by nk, 16 ran.
Aerlite Supreme (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, led after 2 out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed before last, kept on same pace in 2nd run-in, 2nd of 17, 4l behind Upsie (11-4) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Brown Eyed Joe (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 6th of 10, 29l behind Golden Plan (11-7) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat hvy in Dec.
Murtys Delight (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Prominent, 4th halfway, disputed from 6f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra in 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Rathvawn Belle (11-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Twilight Solace (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 22nd of 23, well behind Glens Melody (10-13) at Punchestown 2m 1f mares n h flat hvy in Apr.