Several of these ran at Gowran on Sunday with both Hurricane Sky and BENALEX PARK having to carry penalties for victories. The latter had less than a length to spare over Daigreen on that occasion and the runner-up had earlier beaten Hurricane Sky at Ballinrobe so it's Benalex Park, with Connor King's claim a major plus, who is handed the vote. Fionnuar has found some improvement since stepping up to middle-distances so it's a surprise to find her dropping back markedly in trip. Chignon scored at Brighton for Sir Henry Cecil but may find this ground against her.
Curl Cat (USA) 7-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden entering straight, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 8, 9l behind He's Got Rhythm (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Mar.
Fionnuar (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Prominent, keen hold, in front 2f out, drifted off rail 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Speed Dial (8-8) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gd in Apr.
Gra Geal Mo Chroi (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 11th of 14, 9l behind Silverlord (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Nov.
Daigreen (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, close 3rd entering straight, ridden to dispute lead 1 1/2f out, headed under 1f out, kept on close home, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Benalex Park (8-10) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Irish Reel (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Soon led, wide straight, headed 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 10 Valbucca (8-8) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp hvy in Oct.
Chignon (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Held up and behind, hampered over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Brimstone Hill (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Benalex Park 5-2fav (8-10) Mid-division, 8th on wide outer travelling well entering straight, ridden and headway into 4th 1 1/2f out, led under 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr beating Daigreen (9-13) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Definitely Best (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Mid-division, 10th halfway, soon ridden and weakened, 13th of 16, 21l behind Hurricane Sky (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Hurricane Sky (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Towards rear, pushed along in 9th 2f out, progress into 5th and ridden 1f out, stayed on well to lead inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr beating Only Exception (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.