KLINNSMAN attracted support on his debut at Punchestown and his supporters were almost celebrating. Although never in the hunt, he stayed on strongly behind Lieutenant Colonel and was only a head behind at the finish. He should go one better though Zigger Zagger, who was left behind when Royal Caviar quickened the pace here last month, stayed on steadily and that would have done him the world of good. Tom's Article will come on for his run at Clonmel while Kate Appleby Shoes is certain to attract attention and is an obvious danger.
Klinnsman (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway into 8th entering straight, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 14, hd behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf in Nov.
New World Presenting gelding out of Nova Rose.
Shanroe Boru (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 5th of 6, 18l behind Fly Home Harry (11-9) at Ayr 1m 6f mdn nat hunt flat (5) sft in Nov.
Therealmick (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, progress into 7th 3f out, ridden into 5th entering straight, no impression when slipped up 1 1/2f out, in a race won by Black Hercules (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf, 12 ran.
Tom's Article (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 5th for much, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 6th of 12, 17l behind Massini's Brook (11-9) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Nov.
Zigger Zagger (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Held up, 8th early, closed to track leaders before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 11, 11l behind Royal Caviar (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f N H flat sft in Nov.
Genesta (IRE) Generous filly out of Estacado.
Kate Appleby Shoes (IRE) Flemensfirth filly out of Gotta Goa.
Miss Dinamic (IRE) Kutub filly out of Royal Molly.
Sydney Parade (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Always behind, no impression from 6f out, never a factor, completely tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Dainty Diva (11-2) at Wexford 2m in Oct.