John Quinn's MASSINI LOTTO, successful in a point-to-point last year, has travelled a long way for this and the soft ground should bring his proven stamina into play. He can make a winning start under Rules ahead of Tang Royal, another ex-pointer, and newcomers Kings Palace and Sir Gale. Strollawaynow is another debutant to note in the betting and preferred to Musical Legend and Somchine of the remainder.
Kings Palace (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Sarahs Quay.
Massini Lotto (IRE) 9-4 (11-7) Chsd ldrs until went 2nd bef 4th, closer when mstk 2out, prog to ld & gng best when lft clr last, won at Athlacca 3m ire ptp gd in May '11 beating Hold Court (11-7) by 2l, 10 ran.
Multitude Of Sins 20-1 (10-9) Playing up before start, held up in rear, some headway 2f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 7l behind Ourmanmassini (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Musical Legend Midnight Legend gelding out of Ballad Opera.
Sir Gale Tamure gelding out of Whatagale.
Somchine Volochine gelding out of Seem Of Gold.
Strollawaynow (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Rose Of Salome.
Tang Royal (FR) 5-1 (10-7) 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind I No Understand (11-7) at Chaddesley Corbett 3m ptp gd in May '11.
Oh Dear Oh Dear 66-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 36l behind Kilmurvy (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Rightonthyme Milan mare out of Four Thyme.