Sarteano returned from chasing to land a 1m6f handicap at Tramore last June. He ran some fine races over jumps during the summer and can go well here. Try Freedom gained his first career success on his 30th start over 1m3f here in December but a 7lb rise won't help. GREEN TO GOLD made rapid strides over hurdles last autumn winning at Punchestown and Cork and looks ready to gain his first victory on the level from what looks a lenient mark. Green Mile will be making his debut on the surface but has won three times on the Flat and is no forlorn hope despite having his first start since July.
Green Mile 8-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders on inner in 4th, ridden to go 2nd early straight, no impression on winner from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Spinning Wings (9-4) at Limerick 2m hcp 60-90 gd in Jun.
Sarteano (FR) 4-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, under pressure in 5th 4f out, headway and switched in 3rd over 1f out, stayed on best final furlong to lead close home, won at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-60 gf in Jun beating Luigina Immacolata (9-12) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Try Freedom (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, travelled well to lead 2f out, ridden and kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Dec beating Chaparro (8-9) by 2l, 14 ran.
Catch A Cloud 66-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along 8f out, behind 4f out, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Bold Adventure (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr '10.
Chip Tea (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden into 7th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 10l behind Penolva (8-12) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Green To Gold (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Mid-division on inner, 7th halfway, progress entering straight, 4th 1 1/2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 4l behind Chaparro (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Karlu (GER) 6-1 (9-10) Towards rear, pulled up 5f out, in a race won by Hill Fairy (8-12) at Galway 2m hcp gd in Aug '08, 19 ran.
Riverbank 20-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 43l behind The Fonze (10-0) at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 fm in Aug.
Fascinating Paddy (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) 5th of 14, 4l behind Connyella (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Shanrod (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no impression from 3f out, 10th of 14, 7l behind Duaiseoir (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-65 pol in Nov '09.
Follyfoot (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden in 11th 2f out, kept on without threatening from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 4l behind Diversify (8-11) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 47-65 fm in Aug.
Formal Bid (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 7th on outer halfway, no extra from early straight, weakened, 13th of 14, 24l behind Hawa Bali (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Whitehead Lad (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Led, headed under 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, eased inside final furlong, 11th of 16, 21l behind Driveheron (9-6) at Sligo 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Zinawar (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, weakened from 4f out, 11th of 15, 26l behind Mac Tiernan (8-6) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.
Tigress Hill 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, took keen hold, ridden 4f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 12, 16l behind Snowberry Hill (8-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
The Seanachie (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 12l behind The Silver Crown (9-11) at Galway 1m hcp 50-85 3yo gf in Aug.
Sparring Partner (IRE) 5-1fav (8-10) Mid-division, headway into 5th 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on to 2nd closing stages, 3rd on line, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Try Freedom (8-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Dec.