Howlett wouldn't need to be a world beater to make a winning start in a moderate contest and he has a nice pedigree. WAYLANDER hasn't done too much wrong and is the definite form pick and though he's been racing over further he should be good enough to get off the mark. Glen Beg ran too bad to be true at Limerick on Thursday after a decent effort in Listed company while Golden Plan looks the best of the point-to-point recruits after his victory at Tattersalls Farm three weeks ago.
Brown Eyed Joe (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ww rr, prog in 6th 6out, smooth prog in 4th bef 3out & disp when lft in ld 2out, row, impressive, won at Affane 3m ire ptp sft in Nov beating Glenwood Prince (11-4) by 6l, 11 ran.
Garuda Flyer (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, no impression in 7th entering straight, 7th of 9, 35l behind Suntiep (12-0) at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Nov.
Golden Plan (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Tr ldrs, 9th 1/2way, prog to ld 2out, kow run-in, won at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp hvy beating Broadmeadow Bridge (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 18 ran.
Rise Above It (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ld & disp, up bef 3out, wknd from 2out, 5th of 12, 7l behind Golden Moments (12-0) at Grennan 3m ire ptp gd in Nov.
Fiveinthemorn (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) In rear, never a factor, moderate 5th approaching 3 out, went 4th but no threat in straight, 4th of 7, well behind Reine Angevine (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo nov hdl hvy in Nov.
Howlett (IRE) Ishiguru gelding out of Royal Show.
Waylander (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Always prominent, close 3rd from 6f out, challenged 4f out, 2nd under pressure when wandered about straight, kept on, 2nd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Whats Happening (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat gd in Sep.
Glen Beg (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Waited with towards rear, some headway 5f out, 10th 4f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 16, well behind Girl In Blue (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy.
Silverpockets (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Ld & disp, hdd aftr 5out, ko onepce, 5th of 14, 22l behind Me And Ben (11-7) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp hvy.
Celtic Passion (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4f out, 11th of 13, well behind City Slicker (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf sft.