FLAMING DAWN made a bright start under Rules at Punchestown in October and was made favourite to go one better at Clonmel last month but found Massini's Brook too strong. He'll need to settle better here but will take all the beating. Dream Beat has had plenty of chances though it's hard to know what she was doing in a Listed race last time. This is more her grade and her earlier effort behind Romantic Fashion at Limerick was a fair performance. Back Before Dawn looks the main threat with her allowances and Nina Carberry on board as she hasn't been beaten far in any of her three bumper races after making her debut over hurdles. Liz Doyle won this in 2011 so her newcomer Googlers Garden is one to note but Katie Walsh's mount Oscar Vespasian was beaten 18 lengths when runner-up at Cork.
Colonel George (IRE) Helissio gelding out of Whimsey.
Danesfort 50-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened 4f out, last of 9, well behind Shaneshill (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Nov.
Flaming Dawn (IRE) 7-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, 2nd after 6f, almost on terms from before straight, challenged from 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from 1f out, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Massini's Brook (11-9) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Nov.
Minella Tweet (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Led, joined 4 out, headed after next, soon ridden and weakened, 15th of 25, 28l behind Upazo (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov.
Nomanisanisland (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Towards rear, no impression from over 4f out, 10th of 14, 41l behind Rough Justice (12-0) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in May.
Oscar Vespasian (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 6th from halfway, 4th 5f out, 2nd from 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 2nd of 14, 18l behind No Cash Flow (11-3) at Cork 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Phil The Flyer (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Mid-division, ridden in 9th and mistake 2 out, no impression before last, 10th of 20, 20l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Dream Beat 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 5th 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, 12th of 16, 19l behind Shesafoxylady (11-9) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) in Nov.
Googlers Garden (IRE) King's Theatre mare out of Divine Affair.
Indian Fairy (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden in rear of mid-division from 4 out, 10th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 12l behind Emily Gray (11-7) at Limerick 2m mares mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Jamestown Girl (IRE) Amilynx mare out of Whose Yer Wan.
Back Before Dawn (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, 5th 6f out, ridden into 4th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 5l behind Spa Hill (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf gd in Aug.