The two previous winners of this were returned 20/1 and 22/1 and WREKIN ROCK was a 25/1 chance when making a winning debut over timber at Gowran in November. He pulled too hard when well beaten in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse a few days later and should take this big drop in class in his stride. The Four Elms has also started at huge prices on all three runs over timber but has shown promise, especially behind Arnaud over the C&D in December. Moenchengladbach is bred for jumping but ran quite well on his bumper debut at Thurles while Perilously, who cost 110,000 euros as a yearling, was picked up for 3,000gns at the December Sales. Missie Ella ran better than her SP of 80/1 would suggest on her hurdling debut at Navan a couple of weeks ago.
Wrekin Rock (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, raced very keenly early, ridden approaching 3 out, soon no extra and beaten when mistake 2 out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Sam Bass (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo hdl Grd 3 (1) sft in Dec.
Crazy Lad (IRE) Millenary gelding out of Luso Lass.
Moenchengladbach (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd for much, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Another Challenge (11-2) at Thurles 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Feb.
Regusci (IRE) Lord Of Appeal gelding out of Sarahs Choice.
The Four Elms (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra 2 out, 14th of 25, 23l behind Darroun (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Jan.
Desert Crop 33-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, 18th of 20, 36l behind Maggie Neary (10-7) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft.
Mazagee (FR) 7-1 (10-9) Towards rear for most, never a factor, tailed off, 13th of 19, well behind Dysios (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
Missie Ella (IRE) 80-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, moderate 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 4 out, ridden in 7th and no extra 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 12l behind Dysios (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
Perilously (USA) 6-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 8f out, led 4f out, ridden and headed inside final 3f, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 10l behind Dark Dune (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov (flat).