This looks slightly more competitive than the first division though it looks a good opporunity for KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. He'll love the conditions and ran well on his comeback over a mile at Gowran though the main pointer is his run behind tonight's rival Vasoni at Roscommon in October when narrowly beaten as he's a massive 11lb better off. The latter had Cookie Crumbles in fourth when successful again at Limerick a month ago but both were well beaten on their latest starts earlier this week. Charismas Birthday has only won once in 23 starts and that was over 6f on Polytrack.
Vasoni (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th entering straight, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 4l behind Kanes Pass (9-4) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 50-75 gd.
College Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Dwelt, towards rear early, rapid headway to dispute lead halfway, headed and weakened 2 1/2f out, 11th of 15, 22l behind Cairdiuil (9-4) at Galway 1m stks hvy in Sep.
Knights Templar (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 11th halfway, progress and ridden entering straight, 7th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 16, 4l behind Hurricane Sky (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Cookie Crumbles (IRE) 9-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 7th 2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 18, 6l behind Above The Law (9-0) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70.
Acclaimed Angel (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression in 6th over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 18, 13l behind Sassaway (8-12) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-65 sft.
Charismas Birthday (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) Prominent, led 3f out, soon ridden, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened, 7th of 12, 8l behind Sophies Echo (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Refuse To Sell (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Soon towards rear, eased from under 2f out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Phebes Wish (10-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-70 pol in Apr.
Timar (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Prominent, no extra under pressure from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 6l behind Sweet Annathea (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.