Mick Hourigan must be despairing of getting a race out of AERLITE SUPREME and there has to be question marks after finishing runner-up four times. However, he's been coming up against decent opposition and this looks his turn. Lettermacaward looks a major threat, however, as he followed his victory between the flags at Dromahane with a fine hurdling debut at Gowran where he couldn't quite match strides with Lughnasa, who carries top weight earlier on the card. The Pounds has been making good progress and failed by just a head to hold off Band Of Blood at Thurles but Velvet Rose was a bit disappointing when fancied at Clonmel last month.
Aerlite Supreme (IRE) 6-4fav (11-0) Close up, led and disputed after 6f, in front under 4f out, joined from 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Murtys Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Mar.
Brandon Hill (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 6th of 13, 36l behind Byerley Babe (11-2) at Thurles 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.
Curraigflemens (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th 4f out, weakened straight, tailed off (poor visibility), 6th of 7, well behind Agent James (11-8) at Navan 2m N H flat hvy in Jan.
Jack Aboo (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Towards rear, moderate 13th under 1 mile out, kept on same pace from 4f out, 8th of 15, well behind County Champions (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat in Mar.
Lettermacaward (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, closer order from before 3 out, 3rd before straight, challenged next where a bit untidy and no impression when not entirely fluent last either, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 20, 8l behind Lughnasa (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Massini's Brook (IRE) Dr Massini gelding out of Collybrook Lady.
Max Fine (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 15, 38l behind Mullaghanoe River (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat sft in Dec.
Oscar Chimes (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Led, headed and dropped to 3rd halfway, close up until ridden along and no extra entering straight, weakened, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Thunder And Roses (11-10) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat sft in Oct.
Pals Leg (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd 3 out, ridden in 3rd and no extra before straight, kept on one pace, weakened before last, 5th of 12, 44l behind Pencilhimin (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Say It Again (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, 3rd 3out, left 2nd at last, 2nd of 13, 7l behind On The Shannon (11-7) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec.
The Pounds (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, led early straight and strongly pressed 1f out, headed over 100 yards out, rallied well under pressure closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 18, hd behind Band Of Blood (11-8) at Thurles 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Wayupinthesky (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear at ordinary pace, progress into 4th over 2f out, kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 12, 6l behind Moonlight Boy (11-11) at Cork 2m 4f NH flat.
What Present (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 13l behind Makethedifference (11-11) at Navan 2m N H flat in Mar.
Young Finnegan (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Prominent, 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, no extra before last, 5th of 15, 11l behind Juan De Gracia (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Minstrel Sally (IRE) Catcher In The Rye mare out of Black Pit.
Shaddy (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 10th of 13, 28l behind Silverpockets (11-0) at Clonmel 2m mrs N H flat in Mar.
Sophie Scholl (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Mid-division, weakened 6f out, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Young Ambition (11-1) at Wexford 2m 4f mares n h flat hvy in Mar.
The Bold Beckey (IRE) Oscar mare out of Kelseys Dream.
Velvet Rose (IRE) 10-3fav (11-0) Waited with, niggled along and headway from 5f out, 6th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 4th of 13, 8l behind Silverpockets (11-0) at Clonmel 2m mrs N H flat in Mar.