Goal has a penalty to carry as he's the only one of these to have won on the Flat and he hasn't shown much over hurdles. CLOONE SPRINGS was sent chasing last autumn and produced one good effort but reverted to hurdles at Wexford last month with decent run over the minimum trip and this should be more to his liking. He's given the nod as he holds Subtitle on that last run though Up Sluggarh would be a threat if able to repeat his good second to Rogue Angel at Galway in October.
Goal (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway and moderate 5th 3 out, no impression before next, went moderate 3rd between final 2, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 13l behind Time Please (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Castletimon (IRE) 13-2 (12-0) Soon mid-division, ridden in 6th 6f out, soon no impression, no extra from over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 15, well behind Minella Reception (11-9) at Listowel 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
Cloone Springs (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 5 out, pushed along to challenge 2 out, ridden and no extra approaching last, 3rd run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 3l behind Lady Boulea (10-8) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Gabriel Brandy (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Keen hold and led after a couple of furlongs, soon clear, reduced lead and headed into straight, soon no extra, 8th of 14, 28l behind Milan Bound (11-13) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Feb.
Hidden Shadow (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up, mainly 6th, no impression straight (poor visibility), 5th of 7, 34l behind Agent James (11-8) at Navan 2m N H flat hvy in Jan.
Killonan King (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Waited with, no impression approaching 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 17, well behind Railway Icon (11-7) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gs in Aug.
New Buddy (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Always rear, completely tailed off, last of 10, well behind Rocknrollrambo (10-13) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Jan.
Printing Press (IRE) Blueprint gelding out of Fairpark.
Subtitle (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, 3rd 5 out, slight mistake next and soon 4th, ridden and no impression approaching 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 16l behind Lady Boulea (10-8) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Up Sluggarh (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Led, ridden and headed before straight, weakened entering straight, 14th of 18, well behind Glen Beg (10-11) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.