Noel Meade and Nina Carberry took this a year ago with one making his debut and this year's entry, Outlaws Tunes, has had the advantage of a run between the flags, where he could hardly have been more convincing. He'll be hard to beat if fit after his lay-off though the fast ground may not be ideal and TURF FIRE may be too quick for him. Dermot Weld's Singspiel gelding is out of a mare who won between 5f and a mile so he may just have too much basic speed for his rival. Illtakeitfromhere is out of a mare who won over 1m4f in France while O Lucky Them has a pedigree that points to jumping. Flaming Dawn was well supported on his point-to-point debut and was in touch when a bad mistake put paid to his chances.
Bertie Rolph (IRE) Atraf gelding out of Enilorac.
Flaming Dawn (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ww, some prog 4out, b mstk 3out, sn bhnd & eased, pu last, in a race won by Sumos Novios (12-0) at Punchestown 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb, 16 ran.
Illtakeitfromhere (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of La Scarlet.
Kisha Lad (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Alw in rr, pu 2out, in a race won by Loudmouth (12-0) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov, 12 ran.
Liar Valley (IRE) Luso gelding out of Jennifers Diary.
O Lucky Them (IRE) Sendawar gelding out of Cifonelli.
Outlawed Tunes (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Trkd ldr in 2nd, ld aftr 6th, 4l adv & mstk 4out, went clr from 3out, sow, v impressive, won at Tramore 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '12 beating Loudmouth (12-0) by 15l, 17 ran.
Neck Or Nothing (GER) Intikhab gelding out of Nova.
Turf Fire Singspiel gelding out of Miss George.
Eskimo Belle (IRE) Golan mare out of Touch.
Eskra (IRE) Redback mare out of Night Beauty.
Littlegrace Lady (IRE) Definite Article mare out of Not So Green.
Res Ipsa Loquitur (IRE) Beneficial mare out of Calomeria.