Gordon Elliott won this a year ago and KASHMIRI SUNSET can follow suit. A winner over 2m2f at York in October, he hasn't performed badly in his two starts over the minimum trip since switching to hurdles and this doesn't look the toughest of maidens. Runyon Rattler has more experience than most of his rivals and has produced four placed efforts in six starts over hurdles but didn't stay 2m4f at Fairyhouse in November. Henry Howard has made a belated start to his career but has been well beaten in both races to date on heavy going while winning point-to-pointer Rock On Westie has shown very little so far over timber.
Kashmiri Sunset 10-3 (11-11) Led, ran around and jumped grass marking approaching 2nd, 4-lengths clear halfway, pressed before 2 out, slight mistake 2 out, soon headed and ridden, no extra before last, kept on one pace, dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 18, 10 3/4l behind Fire In Soul (11-3) at Clonmel 2m mdn hvy in Feb.
Runyon Rattler (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) A little keen, held up towards rear, hit 2nd, pushed along and no impression from 3 out, soon no extra,, 7th of 8, dist behind De Name Escapes Me (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Bell Of The Ball (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra before 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 11th of 15, dist behind Side Saddle (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn Soft - Heavy in Jan.
Charlie Mon (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division, slightly hampered 1st, slight mistake 4th, 8th halfway, no extra in moderate 8th bypassing 2 out, weakened, 8th of 14, dist behind Steamboat Bill (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hvy in Feb.
Glenbank King (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Prominent and ran freely early, soon settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression before straight, no extra 3 out, 8th of 15, dist behind Automated (11-11) at Navan 2m mdn hvy in Feb.
Henry Howard (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Led, wandered and headed before 2nd, remained close up, 3rd and slight mistake 3 out, 4th from before straight, soon no impression, weakened, 5th of 10, dist behind Alto Esqua (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hvy in Feb.
Its Only Sam (IRE) Primary gelding out of Gallicblaze.
Ramore Will (IRE) Tikkanen gelding out of Gill Hall Lady.
Rock On Westie (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Prominent and led after 1st, headed 6th and slight mistake next, ridden and no extra after bypassing 2 out, moderate 6th before last, weakened, 6th of 14, dist behind Steamboat Bill (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hvy in Feb.
Tikkereasy (IRE) 100-1 (11-3) Mid-division, moderate 10th halfway, ridden and no impression 4 out, no extra next, 15th of 18, dist behind Bellow Mome (11-3) at Punchestown 2m mdn hvy in Feb.
Zagnzig (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, saddle slipped forward and pulled up after 3rd, at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn gd in Oct.
Little Stevie Overbury gelding out of Candy's Room.