GENTLEMAN DUKE finished third to Dumbarton on his reappearance at Cork three weeks ago. He doesn't appear to have much to fear from today's opposition and can open his account, though Jonathan Wild wasn't disgraced in fourth on his return at Listowel in September and Gone Wrong would figure with a repeat of her third at the same track. Sammy Black is likely to improve on his recent debut effort at Galway and Diamondgeezer Luke ran well for a long way on his hurdling debut behind Kilavalley. Colley Row made a promising debut in a bumper and is worth noting.
Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, headway to chase leaders 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 18l behind Kilavalley (11-12) at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Alpha And Omega (IRE) 18-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 14, 24l behind Stronger Than Me (9-6) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct (flat).
Brave Soldier (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Cool N Calm.
Bullet Street (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Prominent, led under 5f out, headed before straight, soon no impression, 8th of 10, 32l behind Summer Star (10-13) at Limerick 2m 4yo nhf (1) gd in Apr.
Colley Row (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, niggled along 6f out, 5th and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 28l behind Ally Cascade (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Oct.
Courageous Cry (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Towards rear, remote 6th 4 out, kept on one paced from next, 4th of 9, well behind Sizing Rio (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Crowned Supreme (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, last of 14, 27l behind Blacklough (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Foolish Notions (IRE) Milan gelding out of Carroll's Dove.
Gentleman Duke (IRE) 5-2fav (11-7) Chased leaders, closer order from 4 out, challenged from next, 2nd and no impression from before last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 20, 2 1/2l behind Dumbarton (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Goodtime Boy (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Mid-division, slow jump 5 out, no danger when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Dumbarton (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct, 20 ran.
Jonathan Wild (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Waited with, closed up into 4th 3 out, 5th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 9, 8l behind Love Rory (11-4) at Listowel 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Maguire's Glen (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression in moderate 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 16l behind Call Rog (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Sammy Black (GER) 8-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, pushed along 3 out, ridden in 6th 2 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 16l behind Rogue Angel (11-7) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Gone Wrong (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, tailed off, last of 17, well behind Carries Darling (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Kauto Mill Rose (FR) 25-1 (10-11) Towards rear, 10th halfway, never a factor, kept on one pace from 2 out, 7th of 16, 38l behind Ontheground (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Milestone Miss (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 10th of 17, 29l behind Carries Darling (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.