A P McCoy's presence on the returning Relic Rock will ensure support despite this being his first start since finishing second at Cork in 2012. ROCK ON BOLLINSKI has the more recent form with a placed effort at Newcastle on his debut and Tim Fitzgerald's charge may prove good enough in this. Newcomers to note include Verdasco, a half-brother to top-class chaser Poquelin among others, while both Farragon and Pithvier are also related to National Hunt winners.
Backforce Jelani gelding out of Scoffera.
Itstimeforapint (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Rcd 3rd, 2nd halfway, kow but no gttn to winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind River Clare (12-2) at Loughrea 3m ire ptp gf in Oct.
Kings Folly (IRE) Dushyantor gelding out of Beltane Queen.
Relic Rock (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 5f out, challenged 3f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Truckin All Night (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Aug '12.
Verdasco (FR) Sassanian gelding out of Babolna.
Manor Brook (IRE) Westerner mare out of Fey Macha.
Bobs Lord Tara Kayf Tara gelding out of Bob Back's Lady.
Bryden Boy (IRE) Craigsteel gelding out of Cailin Vic Mo Cri.
Farragon (IRE) Marienbard gelding out of Oath Of Allegiance.
Pithivier (FR) Poliglote gelding out of Kelbelange.
Rock On Bollinski 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division on outside, headway and in touch 6f out, effort over 3f out, ridden to chase leading pair when hung left 2f out, challenged between rivals inside final furlong, kept on, just failed, 2nd of 12, ns behind Starplex (10-5) at Newcastle 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec.