Winning point-to-pointer FURY ROAD looked in need of the run on his bumper debut on St Stephen's Day at Leopardstown and weakened in the closing stages. He'll know much more now and this shouldn't take much winning. The Rubinator will need to improve on his two runs but the mare Ranger P was in touch for a long way at Tramore. Resurrected Duke cost E65,000 and is related to a couple of winners so could be the one to shake-up the selection.
Barrow Bounty (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Barrow Bridge.
Lorca's Novena 100-1 (12-0) Held up in last and off pace, no impression from 6f out, never a factor, 13th of 14, dist behind Latest Exhibition (12-0) at Naas 2m 3f Yielding in Jan.
Stobak (IRE) Stowaway gelding out of Kayanna's Back.
Time For An Oscar (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Closing Thyne.
Fury Road (IRE) 6-4 (11-9) Prominent, a little keen, led soon after 4f, headed under 2f out, soon no extra and one pace, 5th of 11, 10 1/4l behind Exit Poll (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m Good - Yielding in Dec.
Resurrected Duke (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Ringzar.
Swifty Morgan (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up, 7th halfway, closer in 5th 3f out, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 9, 25 1/4l behind Andy Dufresne (11-12) at Down Royal 2m Yielding in Jan.
The Rubinator (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Chased leader, 3rd after 6f, ridden over 2f out, no extra in 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 17 1/4l behind Ash Hill (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m Good - Yielding in Dec.
Ranger P (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Mid-division, improved to be close up on outer 4f out, ridden into 3rd 2 1/2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 10 3/4l behind Backsheesh (11-4) at Tramore 2m gd in Aug.