Clar Na Mionn showed enough ability last spring to suggest he can get competitive but faces a stiff task on his return as both KING OF FIRTH and Pyrus Gold Wind have been going well. The former just gets the vote as he's been up against strong opposition and led into the straight before fading on his two latest starts so hopefully will be ridden with a bit more restraint. Pyrus Gold Wind ran a fine race behind Dr Linzi here last month and with progress expected will make a bold bid along with Send For Mary, who made a fair debut at Navan. Mick Hourigan's Aerlite Supreme has a fine jumping pedigree and looks best of the newcomers.
Aerlite Supreme (IRE) Goldwell gelding out of Supreme Evening.
Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Always prominent, led before straight, attempted to assert from 2f out, headed 1f out, soon no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 19, 10l behind Kilbarry Beauty (11-7) at Cork 2m 2f N H flat in Apr.
Don't Know (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Settled in rear, ridden and no extra approaching straight, weakened, 7th of 8, well behind Heck Thomas (11-10) at Punchestown 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-7yo) hvy.
King Of Firth (IRE) 10-3fav (12-0) Prominent, in front from halfway, strongly pressed and headed over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Minella Reception (11-9) at Listowel 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
Lots Of Memories (IRE) Jammaal gelding out of Remember Rob.
Pyrus Gold Wind (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Soon held up towards rear, headway into 6th 6f out, ridden in 4th 2f out, 3rd entering straight, 2nd and no impression winner 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Dr Linzi (11-9) at Galway 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
Sydney Thompson (IRE) Stowaway gelding out of Anno Mundi.
Glen Beg (IRE) Norwich mare out of Welsh Ana.
Send For Mary (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, headway into 7th 6f out, 4th 4f out, ridden into 2nd 2f out, no impression leader, 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 17, 14l behind Celerity Rules (11-7) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Sep.