Ger Lyons has won this twice in the past three years but Kashmir Peak hasn't been running well enough to merit consideration. The bottom pair are also out of form but the remaining trio are all running well enough to take this. CHINA ONE has always been well regarded and was well supported when making an impressive debut over the C&D a month ago. He has much more to do here but an entry in the Derby Trial at Leopardstown suggests he's expected to go on to better things and he is handed the vote. Miracle Cure showed that he'd improved over the winter when gaining an easy victory over the consistent Roman General here in February. That was over a mile but tonight's trip will probably suit even more and he's a big threat as is Tannery, who ran very well here at the backend of last year and was caught in the shadow of the post over this trip at Leopardstown on his reappearance.
China One 9-4 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway in 3rd 2f out, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Mar beating Ursa Major (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Miracle Cure (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Feb beating Roman General (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Tannery (IRE) 2-1fav (9-12) Chased leaders, 6th 3f out, travelling well entering straight, improved to lead 2f out, soon ridden, strongly pressed final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Mayhem Freddie (7-11) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in Mar.
Kashmir Peak (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden into 5th 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Ernest Hemingway (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Towards rear, pushed along and headway on outer to go 3rd briefly entering straight, 6th over 1f out and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Piri Wango (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol.
A Little Help 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along in 5th halfway, no extra in 7th 3f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 16l behind Destiny's Child (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Feb.