SIZING SAHARA can make a winning debut for Willie Mullins. A half-brother to five winners including the high-class hurdler Arcalis, he cost £80,000 at the Doncaster Sales last May and is with the right man to get the job done. Kauto Grand Mogol, a half-brother to Kauto Star, has plenty to live up to but made a nice start behind Ange Blanc at Punchestown and will be better suited by what should be a much stronger pace here. Caspartino and Band Of Blood have both recently scored between the flags while Miss Conception could prove best of the newcomers as she's a half-sister to several winners including Miss Nomer.
Ballyadeen (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Akilara.
Banana Flambe (IRE) Darsi gelding out of Roupolino.
Band Of Blood (IRE) 1-3 (11-7) Alw pr, ld halfway,qkned well in the str, chal last,so gamely, won at Rathcannon 2m ire ptp sft in Feb beating Storm To Pass (11-7) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Caspartino (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Mid div, rdn in 5th 2out, lft cl 2nd last, rallied & so best, won at Punchestown Points 2m ire ptp hvy in Feb beating Unbroken Cusp (11-2) by hd, 10 ran.
Fruits Of Gold (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leader on outer, 2nd before halfway, no extra and weakened over 4f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Jezki (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf gd.
Green Hornet (IRE) Hawk Wing gelding out of Green Tambourine.
Kauto Grand Mogol (FR) 7-2fav (11-2) Held up towards rear, good headway to challenge approaching straight, ridden in 4th over 1f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong without troubling winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Ange Blanc (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Feb.
Sizing Sahara Shirocco gelding out of Aristocratique.
Stimulus Package (IRE) Olden Times gelding out of Raheen Madame.
Texas Tea (IRE) Arakan gelding out of Baltic Beach.
Miss Conception (IRE) Dr Massini filly out of Miss Information.