This is a very poor maiden and supporters of SANDS COVE are likely to plunge again despite his very disappointing form since his impressive victory in a Roscommon bumper. He's been a short price on all three subsequent starts and shown very little but rather in hope than expectation he's handed the vote to finally realise his potential. Johnnys Legacy scored on Polytrack at Dundalk in February but he's another who has continued to disappoint though there are bit and pieces of form over timber that suggest he should be in the frame in this grade. Saddlehimup has shown a glimmer of ability which may be enough to get him involved while Henrietta's Way does at least have a course victory to her credit as she gained a shock victory in a bumper two years ago.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, 15th of 20, 29l behind Norther Bay (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Sep.
Sands Cove (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, 9th of 23, 32l behind Captain Arceus (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Henrietta's Way (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Prominent, poor visibility and ridden along after 4th, dropped towards rear 6th, no extra and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by A Country Girl (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec, 14 ran.
Conkies Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 25th of 27, well behind Hidden Shamrock (11-2) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
King Boyne Senior (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Waited with, 10th early, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 8th of 12, 48l behind Ally Cascade (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Oct.
Norman Landing (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always behind, 18th of 20, well behind Pay The King (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Push The Button (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Soon towards rear, pulled up halfway, in a race won by Minella Reception (11-9) at Listowel 2m N H flat sft in Sep, 15 ran.
Raven's Feather (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace, 10th of 16, well behind Ontheground (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Saddlehimup (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Waited with, 10th 6 out, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 6th of 12, 40l behind Skibabe (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl in Oct.
Vinny's Chance (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Cl up, mostly 2nd till 4out, bhd next, pu 2out, in a race won by Overquest (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp sft in Mar '10, 10 ran.