Blinkers will need to transform Hidden Discounts on the evidence of a modest first effort at Ayr while Foxes Bridge may need more time. Monte Kaolino has hinted at ability, however, as has Chepstow fourth Nail 'M and Leave It Be was placed in a point-to-point in Ireland last October. HAWAII FIVE NIL progressed with every run for Eoin Doyle in Ireland in the autumn, winning at Clonmel on his third start. Now with Jonjo O'Neill, he may well be good enough to defy a penalty on his UK debut though a close eye should be kept on Charlie Longsdon's newcomer Beowulf.
Hawaii Five Nil (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden into 2nd 1 1/2f out, stayed on to press winner inside final furlong and led last strides, won at Clonmel 2m N H flat sft in Nov beating Turnandgo (11-11) by shd, 7 ran.
Beowulf (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Top Her Up.
Foxes Bridge 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, weakened halfway, tailed off, 7th of 12, 24l behind Dat's The Plan (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Jul.
Gentleman Jon Beat All gelding out of Sudden Spirit.
Leave It Be (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Rcd 3rd, 2nd aftr 4out, chall with ev ch bef 2out, cl 2nd but btn bef last & no ch with wnr flat, 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Coolking (12-0) at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct.
Mac's Grey (IRE) 200-1 (10-9) Prominent until halfway, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Oscar Rock (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Monte Kaolino (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Led until 3f out, soon lost place, 6th of 8, 27l behind Red Sherlock (10-11) at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) sft in Feb.
Nail 'm (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, soon chased leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, went 4th near finish, no impression, 4th of 12, 6l behind Sankyouplease (10-12) at Chepstow 2m Conditional Nat Hunt Flat Maiden (4-6yo) (6) gs in Feb.
Sterling Gent (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Rr mid div, prog in 5th 3out, chall brfly 3out, wknd qckly & btn in mod 5th bef 2out where pu, in a race won by Swatow Typhoon (12-0) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec, 13 ran.
Hidden Discounts 4-1 (10-7) Tracked winner, ridden oiver 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, well behind Island Confusion (10-7) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.