Irish Bulletin won on fast ground here last July but showed testing conditions were no problem when runner-up over hurdles at Limerick last month. Chill has never fulfilled early promise and has been beaten off this mark in the past. FEILE BRIDE began her career in good style but hasn't been seen since a poor run at the Curragh in September. She's been dropped to a lowly mark and, with her stable firing the winners in, she's taken to make a successful reappearance. He's Our Man is a decent handicapper at his best but over further than this while the former UK-based Ningbo Express scored on very fast ground at Beverley last summer. The latter's stablemate Seismic is still a maiden after 15 starts and though Hazariban has been in winning form over hurdles he's another likely to find this on the short side.
He's Our Man (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Chased leading pair in mid-division well off pace, ridden and closer in 7th 2f out, no impression from over 1f out and kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 17l behind Fisher Bridge (8-13) at Down Royal 2m 2f hcp gf in Sep.
Ningbo Express (IRE) 5-2 (9-10) In rear, soon outpaced, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well and edged left inside final furlong, won at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug beating Artful Prince (9-6) by 5l, 6 ran.
Beau Michael 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear and pushed along after 4f, closer 5f out, ridden in 7th entering straight, soon no impression under pressure, moderate 4th inside final furlong, eased close home and lost place, 5th of 11, 21l behind Black Spot On (8-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 47-75 hvy.
Light Storm Cass (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in moderate 3rd 2f out, no impression, 3rd of 5, 21l behind Jan Van Eyck (9-4) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo stk gd in Aug.
Irish Bulletin (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, ridden approaching straight and no extra in 7th over 1f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Polished Rock (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gd in Aug.
Paddyfrommenlo (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Chased clear leader in 3rd, closer 6f out, ridden approaching straight and no extra 2f out, weakened, 7th of 11, 37l behind Black Spot On (8-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 47-75 hvy.
Chill (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Soon prominent, on terms into straight, soon headed, 5th and no extra from over 1f out, 13th of 17, 14l behind Placere (11-13) at Curragh 1m 4f gd in Sep.
Feile Bride (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, 11th over 4f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 11th of 16, 24l behind Eighteen Summers (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 gd in Sep.
Banker Burke (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd approaching straight, ridden 2f out and no extra in 5th 1f out, weakened, 15th of 22, 10l behind Ancient Sands (10-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Benkei (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division and well off pace halfway, ridden and no impression early straight, 10th over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 10l behind Mckinley (9-5) at Curragh 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Oct.
Everything Zain (IRE) 13-8fav (9-8) Rear of mid-division, 9th 2f out and no impression from well over 1f out, no extra, 10th of 14, 11l behind Regal Warrior (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov '12.
French Press (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Tracked leader until ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 32l behind Silly Billy (9-0) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Hazariban (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 4f out, ridden 3f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Rock of Ages (9-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Haleniya (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 2nd entering straight, soon weakened, 9th of 16, 18l behind Apache Drums (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 50-75 sft in Apr '12.
Miss Mitigate 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden in 8th 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 11l behind General Bunching (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Cave Artist (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 16th of 17, 27l behind Dysios (9-1) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80 in Oct.
Seismic (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division on inner, ridden 3f out, 7th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Zambezi Tiger (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.