SEISMIC has won twice over staying trips on the Flat recently and has the potential to be better than these. He can make a winning debut over timber, though Gordon Elliott also runs Kings Fiddle with the mare eased in grade under Paul Carberry. Smiler won a bumper here in October and has already been placed over hurdles while Oscar Vespasian has hinted at ability, though was tailed off over track and trip on his reappearance.
Smiler (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Soon clear leader, made all, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f NH flat sft in Oct beating Swantykay (11-5) by 16l, 8 ran.
Annakrista (GER) 12-1 (10-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden along from 2 out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 19l behind Lost Book (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.
Seismic (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 2nd 4f out and led under 2f out, ridden to assert early final furlong, under pressure and held on close home, won at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gd in May beating Everything Zain (9-5) by nk, 13 ran (flat).
Brian's Express (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd from 3 out, no impression from before straight, not fluent 2 out and soon got a slight bump, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 11l behind Here For The Craic (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd.
Decent Billy (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden in 6th after 4 out, no impression next, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 13, well behind Rohan's Pride (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hts chs gd.
Lacken Hill (IRE) Turtle Island gelding out of Breda Beauty.
Oscar Vespasian (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Prominent, pushed along before 3 out, soon ridden and weakened before 2 out, eased before last, 6th of 11, well behind Draycott Place (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in May.
Leapsandbounds (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Tr ldrs, mstk & lost pl 1/2 way, rdn to ok 3rd aftr 2out, nev nrr, ko onepce, 4th of 10, 16l behind Atlantic Gold (11-9) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Kings Fiddle (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 17th of 19, well behind Back Before Dawn (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Abrahams Blessing (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Unseated rider behind stalls, always behind, 13th of 14, 33l behind Maggie Neary (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov '11 (flat).
Captain Carleton (IRE) 12-1 (12-2) Ld & disp, not qckn 2out with ldrs but ko onepce, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Long House Hall (12-2) at Tyrella 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.