MADE IN GERMANY was purchased for 100,000 euros after finishing runner-up on a point-to-point at Largy last April and looks yet another potentially very useful performer for Willie Mullins, who can complete the day with another success. Quickpick Vic hasn't done much wrong but looks in need of a stiffer test and Kandinski looks more of a threat as he's been up against several useful performers and hasn't been beaten far. Gaius Marius has more pace in his pedigree than most of these and should be noted in the betting on his debut.
Kandinski (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, tried to challenge early straight, soon ridden and no impression on winner from 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat hvy in Jan.
One Fair County (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 10th approaching straight, soon no impression, 11th of 18, 19l behind Scottish Boogie (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl gs in May '11.
Quickpick Vic (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Tracked leaders and led after 5f, headed approaching straight no impression on first 2 from 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 17l behind Azorian (11-13) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat sft.
Sceptre And Crown (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out and soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 16l behind Spring Lane (12-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat in Mar.
Gaius Marius (IRE) Tiger Hill gelding out of Russian Muse.
Made In Germany (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Pr & mstks, v b mstk 4out, b mstk 3out, rdn to chall last, no ex late, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Brand Ambassador (11-7) at Largy 3m ire ptp sft in Apr.
Rightdownthemiddle (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no impression entering straight and moderate 7th 2f out, no threat and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 23l behind Wedding Present (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Jan.