Winning point-to-pointer Capital Pursuit was well supported on his bumper debut at Navan but couldn't go the pace and could probably do with further. FINE ARTICLE attracted good support on his racecourse debut at Fairyhouse and though unable to cope with the favourite Westhope he had the remainder well beaten and should go one better. Killer Miller is a surprise entry as he made a very promising start over hurdles at Navan three weeks ago where he was always moving well. Sub Lieutenant showed improved form to chase home Emerging Talent at Naas and would be a threat if continuing that progress.
Balinaboola Prince (IRE) Luso gelding out of Smithstown Lady.
Belushed (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Nicajac.
Bentelimar (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Towards rear, no danger 4 out, 12th of 17, well behind Asitsohappens (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Capital Pursuit (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 3rd 3f out, close up over 2f out, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Measureofmydreams (12-0) at Navan 2m N H flat.
Fearachain (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Held up, 7th over 4f out, pushed along approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on, 5th of 9, 10l behind Windsor Park (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat in Jan.
Fine Article (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Held up in rear, progress headway from 3f out, ridden and improved into 2nd 2f out, stayed on well under pressure in 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Westhorpe (11-13) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Feb.
Icelip (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ran freely, progress into 3rd before halfway, 2nd 4f out, no extra in 6th approaching straight, weakened, 9th of 12, well behind Vigil (11-13) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat in Feb.
Killer Miller (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, progress into 8th 3 out, ridden 2 out, no impression in 7th last, ran on run-in to 3rd close home, 3rd of 25, 3 1/2l behind Drumlee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Lets High Five It (IRE) Stowaway gelding out of Little Nonnie.
Smokey Bay (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Eyebright.
Sub Lieutenant (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Emerging Talent (12-0) at Naas 2m NH flat.
La Jument Grise (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Rr & fell 2nd, in a race won by Cacheofgold (11-1) at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp hvy, 14 ran.