Aidan O'Brien has already had some success in this sphere so CARRIGANOG, who has an excellent pedigree for this type of event, can make a winning debut. Real Steel is related to numerous winners and looks the type to do well before going hurdling, a remark that also applies to Festive Felon, who is out of a mare who won over 1m2f in France. Lagan Canal may do best of those with experience as he took a long time to warm to his task at Roscommon in September.
Festive Felon (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Takara.
Lagan Canal (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Waited with well off the pace towards rear, poor 10th approaching 4f out, soon no danger, kept on, 4th of 11, 22l behind Josie S And B (11-2) at Roscommon 2m N H flat in Sep.
Real Steel (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Grangeclare Dancer.
Shannak (IRE) 12-1 (11-13) Rear of mid-division, ridden in moderate 10th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 14l behind Rathvawn Belle (11-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
The Tullow Tank (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Held up in last, no impression from 3 out, 5th of 6, 22l behind Annie Power (10-10) at Naas 2m nov hdl G2 (1) in Feb.
Timesremembered (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Ww early, keen & ld 4th, alw in command, rdn & sow, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp beating Mr Grey (12-0) by 8l, 16 ran.
Try It Sometime (IRE) Milan gelding out of Lead'er Inn.
Carriganog (IRE) Shantou gelding out of Penny Fiction.
Macnicholson (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Heroic Performer.
Sizing Silver (FR) Baroud D'honneur gelding out of Kauto Of Realm.