SUNTIEP has been thwarted from making his racecourse debut on several occasions and though bred to be a chaser he'll know his job and should make a winning start. Captain Canada is another who will appreciate a set of fences as he's won his last two starts between the flags and would have been on a four-timer but for falling at the last at Leadington on New Year's Day. Garuda Flyer wasn't suited by the slow pace on his debut at Clonmel and can do better but the remainder will need to find some improvement to trouble the principals.
Another Rebel (IRE) Croco Rouge gelding out of Check The Forecast.
Ballymonteen Wood (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 5th 4f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra 2f out, weakened, 6th of 9, 22l behind Operating (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 1f N H flat in May.
Captain Canada 2-1 (12-0) Made all, clr from 2out, kow run-in, won at Askeaton 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb beating Lion Valley (11-4) by 6l, 11 ran.
Garuda Flyer (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden into 5th 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 7, 10l behind Hawaii Five Nil (11-4) at Clonmel 2m N H flat sft.
Suntiep (FR) Ungaro gelding out of Galostiepy.
The Train Robber (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Alw twrds rr, b mstk 3out, sn rr, pu last, in a race won by Mill Bay (12-0) at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp sft, 9 ran.
Niamh Machine (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Prominent and disputed lead, headed approaching straight, no extra from well over 2f out, 10th of 14, 40l behind Kilcrea (11-6) at Gowran Park 2m 1f N H flat sft in Feb.
The Bishops Niece (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, keen hold, ridden in 3rd approaching straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 36l behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f mares n h flat hvy.
Why Ask Me (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, went 2nd 3out, ko sme pce, not rch wnr, 2nd of 17, 15l behind Most Chaste (11-7) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gs.