Gold Bullet makes his hurdling debut but has shown enough in bumpers to suggest he should do well while Mullaghanoe River, a winner between the flags and of a Leopardstown bumper, made a perfectly satisfactory hurdling debut in what looked a strong maiden there last month. Appletime and Clar Na Mionn have both shown ability over timber and Totally Couture looked very promising on his debut over hurdles here in December but didn't quite run up to that form at Down Royal three weeks later. PERFECT GENTLEMAN hasn't quite done as well as expected over timber so far but he's been given a break and with today's longer trip certain to suit he's expected to provide the Mullins family with another winner.
Appletime (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Waited with, progress 5 out, tracked leaders approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Futuramic (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Benagh Rock (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, moderate 4th halfway, ridden in remote 5th 3 out, left remote 4th at last, 4th of 14, well behind Defy Logic (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Butney Boy (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden early straight and no impression in 6th 2f out, no extra, 7th of 12, 24l behind Ceasar Milan (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.
Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one paced from 2 out, 3rd of 17, 8l behind Jennies Jewel (11-2) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Jan.
Golden Plan (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, moderate 4th from before straight, soon no impression, kept on, 3rd of 14, 20l behind The Paparrazi Kid (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Marjesjoh (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders in 3rd, went moderate 2nd before 3 out, no chance with easy winner and kept on one pace, 2nd of 11, 24l behind Mozoltov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Perfect Gentleman (IRE) 4-6fav (11-12) Disputed early, tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd 2 out and soon ridden in 4th, no impression run-in and kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 3l behind The Amarillo Kid (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in May.
Gold Bullet (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, headway on outer 3f out, ridden in moderate 3rd 2f out, went 2nd without threatening winner final furlong, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Road To Riches (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Oct.
Mullaghanoe River (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders on outer, 5th 3 out, closer in 3rd when mistake next, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 13, 11l behind Mala Beach (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Rynn Road (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, weakened 4f out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind O Maonlai (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Nov.
Totally Couture (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders on inner, moderate 4th halfway, closer approaching straight, ridden and no extra after 2 out, 4th of 12, 7l behind Third Opinion (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Flemankor (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Chased leaders early, mid-division and reminders halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened, 7th of 13, well behind Suntiep (11-12) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.