Following the market might prove the best option in this low-grade contest. Sulki Rose had shown virtually nothing before beaten a head by Carpet Elegance at Down Royal. A repeat would probably be good enough but whether that will be forthcoming is another matter. Roman Numeral scored at Cork in March and, though not doing so well subsequently, this isn't the toughest of races but GOLD TANTRUM is given the nod as he has a chance second to none at his best and is fit from the Flat. City Line is still a maiden and has plenty of weight while Sweet Maria has been badly out of form over fences.
City Line (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, went 5th before 2 out, ridden and no extra approaching last, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 19l behind Beckwith Star (11-12) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Driveheron (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 16th of 19, 45l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Kims Dream (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, reminders 6 out, no extra from 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Silver Friend (11-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Apr, 15 ran.
Ournativecity (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Prominent, not fluent and reminders 4th, 6th into straight, soon no impression, 8th of 15, 26l behind American Flyer (11-0) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-109.
Roman Numeral (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) Towards rear, no impression from before straight, fell last, in a race won by Silver Friend (11-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Apr, 15 ran.
Real Appeal (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Tracked leader in 2nd, mistake 4th, ridden in 4th 3 out and soon no extra, weakened, 14th of 15, well behind Ballycasey (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f Amateur Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) in Dec.
Flying Acrobat (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always rear, 12th of 14, 31l behind Courageous Cry (11-2) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Fourmilewater (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 14, 43l behind Venture Capital (11-12) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl in Dec.
Invincible Don (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Waited with, closer in 7th approaching 3 out, no impression from next, last of 11, 46l behind Mr Eko (11-8) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Nov.
Garuda Flyer (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 5th, ridden 3 out and no extra before next, weakened, 9th of 16, 28l behind Beckwith Star (11-12) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Gold Tantrum (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Mid-division early, 8th halfway, headway into 5th 4 out, ridden into 3rd entering straight, no impression before last, kept on one pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 9, 25l behind Mia's Vic (10-11) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl hvy in Aug.
Perfect Focus (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, soon weakened, completely tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Usa (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
Mosman Park (FR) 12-1 (11-4) Towards rear, no impression approaching 4 out, no extra from next, 8th of 11, well behind Vast Consumption (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan '12.
Sweet Maria (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leader in 2nd, led 3rd, headed before 6th, led again 4 out, headed after 3 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 16, 29l behind Carry Each Other (11-12) at Thurles 2m 5f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Powertakeoff (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Soon tracked leaders, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 7th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Carpet Elegance (11-4) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Sulki Rose (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Led and disputed, jumped a bit left at times, strongly pressed straight, stayed on gamely run-in, caught near line, 2nd of 18, hd behind Carpet Elegance (11-4) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Tawariyka (USA) 33-1 (10-2) Soon chased leaders, moderate 6th from 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 20, 18l behind Sitcom (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Premier Steel (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) (poor visibility in back straight) tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and dropped to 6th 2 out, no extra, 11th of 16, 45l behind All Honours (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Chinook Run (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Led and disputed, ridden in 3rd before 4 out, 5th 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Jubilee Year (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy, 16 ran.