Thunder And Roses will be fancied for this moderate event after two decent efforts in similar company though he may meet his match again in MALA BEACH. Gordon Elliott's charge was staying on over 2m2f here early last month and again when being impeded and running out at Leopardstown. Today's trip and ground look ideal and he can gain his first success. Elijah Gardner showed definite signs of progress when staying on nicely over the minimum trip at Leopardstown and should be kept on the right side while Clar Na Mionn improved on her debut effort when a good third to Jennies Jewel at Naas.
Blue Town (IRE) Zagreb gelding out of Blue Approach.
Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one paced from 2 out, 3rd of 17, 8l behind Jennies Jewel (11-2) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Luck Pennie (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden after 3 out and no extra in 5th entering straight, weakened, 7th of 17, 32l behind Make Your Mark (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Dec '11.
On A High 11-1 (11-12) Settled towards rear, 6th halfway, no threat from 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind A Decent Excuse (11-7) at Naas 3m mdn hdl in Nov.
Shanroe Secret (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, 13th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 18, 48l behind Blissful Moment (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Mala Beach (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along but still well in touch when hampered and ran out through rails after 2 out, in a race won by Talbot Road (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Pivot Bridge 14-1 (11-10) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 8th of 16, 41l behind King Of Firth (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Thunder And Roses (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, headway to lead approaching 2 out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed last and not match winner run-in, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Talbot Road (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Mines River (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Alw pr, disp 2out, ld brfly, sn hdd, rdn in cl 3rd & fell last, in a race won by Cheyenne Girl (12-0) at Largy 3m ire ptp gs in Apr, 14 ran.
County Champions (IRE) Evens (11-7) Mid div, 6th 1/2way, prog aftr 4out & 2nd when mstk 2out, cl 3rd at last until so to ld flat, went clr cl home, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec beating Lemmond Lady (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Elijah Gardner (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden in 12th entering straight, kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 17, 9l behind Flaxen Flare (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.