This isn't as competitive as the races Saint D'oroux has performed in and he's certain to take some beating but Joseph O'Brien won this last year and KING PELLINOR can follow suit. A winner on the Flat here in October, he was there with every chance when falling at the last in the race won by Bajan Excelle at Limerick in December and the winner has won again. His yard is also represented by Millswyn, who disappointed when favourite at Naas last month when Annie Pender ran well to finish third, though a long way behind the winner.
Darkened (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, mistake next, soon ridden and no impression in 5th approaching straight, no extra after 2 out, weakened, 8th of 11, dist behind Tronador (11-7) at Thurles 2m mdn Yielding in Jan.
Deealli (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden 2f out, weakened, 7th of 11, 15 3/4l behind Thedevilscoachman (11-7) at Naas 2m Good - Yielding in Jan.
Djasek (FR) (8-13) won at Orleans 1m 3f mdn stks sft in Oct beating Baligha (8-10) by 8l, 9 ran.
King Pellinor (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaders on inner, 4th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, mistake 3 out, progress to close 3rd before 2 out, ridden before last where slightly short of room and fell, at Limerick 2m mdn hvy in Dec.
Martello Boy (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 7th of 16, dist behind Clemencia (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn sft in Dec.
Metal Man (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, some headway approaching straight and moderate 7th 2 out, kept on one pace, never a factor, 5th of 11, 34 1/4l behind Tronador (11-7) at Thurles 2m mdn Yielding in Jan.
Millswyn (IRE) 11-4fav (11-7) Mid-division, slight mistakes 4th and 5th, ridden in 6th and slight mistake 2 out, 6th and slight mistake at last, no impression, 6th of 17, 17l behind Battle Of Wills (11-7) at Naas 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Jan.
Saint D'Oroux (FR) 2-1fav (11-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 2 out, soon ridden to dispute, headed before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 22, 5 1/2l behind Leagan Gaeilge (10-7) at Leopardstown 2m mdn sft in Dec.
Three Comets (GER) 100-1 (11-0) Jinked right at start and soon tracked leaders on outer, pushed along 3rd, ridden and weakened from 5th, soon trailing, 9th of 10, dist behind A Wave Of The Sea (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m (1) Yielding in Feb.
Ventnor (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, pushed along towards rear early straight, kept on one pace from over 1f out, never a factor, 8th of 13, 9 3/4l behind Paris Duvet (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Dec.
Wildewood (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Always behind, slight mistake 1st, never a factor, 16th of 17, dist behind Battle Of Wills (11-7) at Naas 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Jan.
Annie Pender (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden in 5th 2 out, no impression in 4th at last, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 14 1/2l behind Battle Of Wills (11-7) at Naas 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Jan.
Infuse (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 2nd, ridden after 3 out, no impression, 8th of 17, 22 1/4l behind Battle Of Wills (11-7) at Naas 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Jan.
Miss Oriental (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 6th and pushed along after 4 out, no extra approaching 2 out, weakened, 6th of 11, 35 3/4l behind Tronador (11-7) at Thurles 2m mdn Yielding in Jan.