THE VISITOR made a promising debut over 1m3f here a fortnight ago so it was a surprise to see him dropping back to 7f last week. He had no answer to Dusty In Memphis but should be better suited by the extra furlong and should take this very moderate affair. Maraglen has very little to recommend her having been running poorly in handicaps while Westerners Son hasn't shown a glimmer of ability over hurdles. It's dificult to work up much enthusiasm for the newcomers though Kavaco is the second foal of a mare who has produced a winner and could be the best of them.
Ballynakelly (IRE) Elusive City gelding out of Residual.
Exit Seven (IRE) Exit To Nowhere gelding out of Skeeac.
Kavaco (IRE) Choisir gelding out of Nose One's Way.
Pacelli Road (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, got no racing room from over 2f out, kept on, 7th of 14, 11l behind Edge Of Sanity (9-7) at Dundalk 7f mdn stks pol in Oct.
Westerners Son (IRE) 17-2 (9-11) Chased clear leaders, closer in mid-division halfway, no extra from 3 out, 14th of 18, 23l behind Spacious Sky (10-2) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-116.
Excelli (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 18, 16l behind Tonabrocky (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn in Oct.
The Visitor (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders and keen early, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd over 1f out and kept on same pace to go 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Dusty In Memphis (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol.
Maraglen (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 8th approaching straight, 7th and no extra from over 1f out, 12th of 14, 8l behind Ned's Indian (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.