This was won last year by subsequent champion juvenile Our Conor and his trainer Dessie Hughes will be hoping INDIAN ICON can follow suit despite an opening defeat over hurdles at Thurles. A decent performer on the Flat, he's been fitted with a tongue strap and, coupled with the experience gained, it can help him go one better. Gerdago finished over 3l behind the selection that day and did the form no harm with a very good run behind Guitar Pete at Down Royal last weekend. Sin Miedo was a long way behind at Thurles and looks held but the newcomer Diesel Ten is one to keep an eye on after joining new connections since beating a big field over a mile on the Flat here.
Brady's Hill (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden along when not fluent 3 out and soon no extra, weakened, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Noble Inn (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Diesel Ten (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Soon tracked leaders, 5th early, challenged on outer and gained narrow lead from over 1f out, stayed on well to assert inside final furlong, won at Navan 1m 3yo hcp sft in Oct beating Snakes And Ladders (9-8) by 2 1/4l, 18 ran (flat).
Frozen North (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Mid-division, slight mistake 5th, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 4 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 13, 19l behind Sharjah (10-12) at Roscommon 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Gerdago (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Led, challenged 2 out, soon ridden and headed, no extra in 2nd before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Guitar Pete (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 3yo hdl.
Golden Silence (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden approaching straight and no threat from 2f out, 19th of 22, 12l behind Ancient Sands (10-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct (flat).
Indian Icon (FR) 5-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd from before 3 out, challenged and almost on terms next, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Clarcam (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Moss Street 16-1 (10-5) Soon mid-division, closer in 5th 4 out, dropped to moderate 6th and no impression from before straight, 6th of 11, 33l behind Clarcam (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Newberry Hill (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 6th and ridden 3 out, 5th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 17l behind Orgilgo Bay (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Sin Miedo (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Led, headed 4 out, dropped to 4th from before next, no impression from before straight, 4th of 11, 28l behind Clarcam (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Snoqualmie Chief 11-2 (10-12) Held up in last, mistake 5th, good headway after 3 out, ridden and no impression 2 out, weakening when fell last, in a race won by Estinaad (10-8) at Perth 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Sep, 8 ran.
Togoville (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 9th 2f out, went 5th 1f out, no extra, 5th of 14, 11l behind Wexford Opera (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Sep (flat).
Winter Music (IRE) 10-1 (8-0) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 6, 11l behind First Sargeant (8-9) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo clm (6) gf in Jul (flat).
Annagh Haven (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Held up, 7th halfway, headway in 5th before straight, 4th 2 out, soon ridden, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 11l behind Guitar Pete (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 3yo hdl.
Brookland Breeze (IRE) 50-1 (9-12) In rear, trailing and pushed along from 4th, soon no danger, 10th of 11, well behind Clarcam (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Maria Padilla (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Waited with, soon in rear of mid-division, a bit slow 2nd, 8th 4 out, no impression in moderate 7th approaching next, 7th of 11, 46l behind Clarcam (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Peddlars Daughter (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride and always behind, never a factor, last of 13, 17l behind Snow Scene (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol (flat).
Randall's Alannah (IRE) 20-1 (7-11) Soon led, headed and dropped to 3rd over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 18, 4l behind Diesel Ten (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp sft in Oct (flat).