TURNANDGO joined Willie Mullins after easily landing a Lisronagh point-to-point in May and started long odds-on for his bumper debut over this track and trip in November. Beaten a short-head by Hawaii Five Nil in a race run at a crawl, he'll know much more this time around and can recoup losses. Sullane Chief ran a fine race over hurdles at Gowran in December so it's a surprise to see him running in a bumper while Stoney has also run reasonably well over timber. Indiana Oscar hasn't run for a year and has his first start for Jim Culloty but Drumloose showed a bit of potential at Thurles last month and will have benefited from the outing.
Asockastar (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders in 5th, weakened from 5f out, 8th of 11, 48l behind Drumlee (11-4) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Nov.
Carrolls Comfort (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Waited with, progress over 5f out, no extra and kept on same pace straight, 11th of 14, 48l behind Golantilla (11-5) at Cork 2m N H flat in Jan.
Drumloose (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, moderate 7th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 22l behind Band Of Blood (11-8) at Thurles 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Graigue Cross (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 8th entering straight and soon no extra, 8th of 15, well behind Wedding Present (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Jan.
Indiana Oscar 20-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, ridden 6f out, soon detached, 8th of 10, well behind Minella Forfitness (11-4) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Mar '12.
Nomanisanisland (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) In rear, progress 5f out, ridden and no impression straight, 9th of 10, well behind Fredsmemory (11-7) at Navan 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.
Perking Up (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Mid-div best, pu 4out, in a race won by Soweheard (12-0) at Nenagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Stoney (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway on outer into 6th entering straight, ridden and no impression in 7th from 2 out, 7th of 22, 20l behind Morning Assembly (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Sullane Chief (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, 4th 3 out and went 3rd next, soon ridden and no chance with easy winner before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Umpact (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Turnandgo (IRE) 4-9fav (11-11) Led, headed briefly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong and headed last strides, 2nd of 7, shd behind Hawaii Five Nil (11-4) at Clonmel 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Dancing Minorca (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, not jump fluently, rear from halfway, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Umpact (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Maggie Byrne (IRE) Oscar mare out of Thespian.
Mona Agnes (IRE) Westerner mare out of Ben's Turn.