TRAIN OF THOUGHT hasn't been since being pulled up at the Listowel festival last year. He has yet to win on the Flat but has plenty of ability and the Galway novice hurdle winner should be good enough here for Dermot Weld. He was more highly-rated over timber than Cullentry Royal too, who has no such fitness issues and looks the obvious danger after running a good second on his Flat debut when hunting up Digeanta at Leopardstown in a similar contest. Clearly in good heart, he's the one to take advantage of any fitness chinks in the selection's armour, Lady Of Glencoe, a winning hurdler for Dessie Hughes of a Punchestown maiden in May, looks next best.
Cullentry Royal 10-1 (11-7) Held up, 9th halfway, ridden and headway 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd closing stages, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Digeanta (11-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gf in Jun.
Onzo Mor (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Never a factor, 13th of 16, 31l behind Shu Lewis (9-4) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Oct.
Train Of Thought (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Led early, chased leaders after 1f, 3rd halfway, improved to lead over 2f out, ridden and challenged 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Cul Baire (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 6f mdn stks gs in Sep.
Writers Block (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Alw rr, pu 3out, in a race won by The Begrudger (11-4) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May, 15 ran.
Lady Of Glencoe (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Waited with, niggled along from halfway, moderate 9th 6f out, closer in 6th approaching 3f out, moderate 5th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 14l behind Bell Weir (9-10) at Clonmel 2m mdn stks sft in May.
Mireya (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Chased leaders in 4th, dropped to 7th approaching straight, pushed along and kept on same pace into 5th final furlong, 5th of 10, 9l behind Caim Hill (10-13) at Limerick 2m am stks (4yo+) gd in Jun.