chased leader, slight mistake 4th and dropped to 3rd, closer entering straight, challenged and slight mistake 2 out, soon ridden, under pressure in 3rd before last, kept on same pace
soon chased leaders, 2nd from 4th, closer entering straight, ridden to challenge before 2 out and ran around slightly, under pressure in 2nd before last, kept on run-in without matching winner
made all, 5-length advantage halfway, strongly pressed and slight mistake 2 out, soon pushed along briefly, asserted before last, ridden and kept on strongly run-in, comfortably
always towards rear, not fluent, slight mistakes 2nd and 6th, weakened before 3 out
settled behind leaders, moderate 4th after 3rd, no impression before 3 out where mistake, soon no extra
held up, moderate 5th after 3rd, slight mistake 4th, no impression before 3 out, ridden in moderate 4th entering straight, soon no extra
Although it's a surprise to see Patrick Mullins on board, this looks a walk in the park for KALANISI OG, who won a Galway bumper last October and finished runner-up to Mount Ida on her hurdling debut back there last month when the remainder were a long way behind. The opposition here is negligible and under the race conditions she receives 4lb from stable companion Equilibrium, who will be ridden by Paul Townend and has joined the champion trainer after being well beaten in a point-to-point and a maiden hurdle at Down Royal last December. The remainder with experience have shown nothing so it wouldn't be a surprise to see the stoutly-bred newcomer Joshsbar earn some place money.
Equilibrium (FR) 25-1 (11-2) Chased leaders early, mid-division from 3rd, slight mistake 4 out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened, 8th of 11, dist behind Presented Well (11-8) at Down Royal 2m 1f mdn Yielding in Dec.
Family Business (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Soon led, pushed along and headed entering straight, soon no extra, weakened, 9th of 15, dist behind Santa Rossa (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m fll Good - Yielding in Dec.
Kalanisi Og (IRE) 6-4jfav (11-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 2nd, 3rd halfway, not fluent 4 out, progress to 2nd and pressed leader when slight mistake 2 out, ridden and no impression before last, kept on, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Mount Ida (11-7) at Galway 2m mdn sft in Oct.
Joshsbar (IRE) Flemensfirth filly out of Loughaderra Dame.
Aurora Sunrise (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Towards rear, hampered at 1st, slightly detached in 9th after 5th, no impression, never a factor, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, at Wexford 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Ciara's Treasure (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out, no extra, last of 8, 29 3/4l behind Global Equity (11-5) at Galway 2m fll sft in Oct.