New Kid In Town doesn't look a stable star on what we've seen of him so far between the flags though this is a poor bumper and it would be no shock to see massive improvement. SIR ABBOT won a point-to-point at Avaune in December and was sent straight over hurdles for his debut under Rules at Leopardstown the following month. He ran very well there and should have enough pace for this. Bound To Fly, Slim Pickens and Havana Dancer have looked moderate but Aston Cantlow has joined Gordon Elliott and may be capable of better.
Aston Cantlow 20-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-divison on outside, took keen hold, headway 6f out, ridden and ran wide on bend over 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 16, 37l behind Werenearlyoutofit (10-13) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec '12.
Bound To Fly (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, 4th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 12, 20l behind Killer Crow (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
Full Team (IRE) Kalanisi gelding out of Deise Queen.
New Kid In Town (IRE) 7-2 (12-2) Tr ldrs, cl 5th 4out, b mstk 3out, rdn in 4l 5th appr 2out, not qckn 2out, wknd last, 6th of 19, 19l behind Goulane Chosen (12-2) at Nenagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan.
Sir Abbot (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, some progress into moderate 9th approaching 2 out, went moderate 6th straight, stayed on well without threatening run-in, 3rd of 16, 14l behind Quickpick Vic (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Slim Pickens (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, progress into 5th 4f out, ridden in 4th 3f out, no impression over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 15l behind Most Peculiar (12-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat sft in Mar.
Tornado Watch Selkirk gelding out of Pattimech.
Winter's Over (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Over Alainn.
Creggmore Lady (IRE) Alkaadhem mare out of Laurel Gift.
Evening Light (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, closer in 4th approaching straight, dropped to 7th 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 13l behind Voluptueux (11-5) at Limerick 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Flaming Anna (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Tynaghs Thyne.
Havana Dancer (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, no extra and weakened quickly 4f out, eased, completely tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Carrigmoorna Rock (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4f mares n h flat in Mar.