It's a surprise that Willie Mullins has been unable to find a race for DANI CATALONIA but that should be put right here. Two miles on heavy ground could be just what he needs and he had likely main rival St Maxime 5l behind when they met at Wexford in June. Banrion Na Boinne and Milano Express are bound to improve for their opening runs with the former catching the eye at Downpatrick while Sitcom is an intriguing newcomer with a strong pedigree for jumping. Turtle Mist showed improved form when tackling soft ground at Roscommon and should give a good account of herself.
Alstroemeria (IRE) Bob Back mare out of Mega Drama.
Clarabunda (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Mini Vic (11-2) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat sft in Dec.
Dani Catalonia (IRE) 6-4fav (11-9) Waited with, lost place a bit from halfway, niggled along into 8th approaching 3f out, ridden into moderate 4th 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace without threatening, 3rd of 18, 7l behind Izabelle Amie (10-9) at Limerick 2m 4f mrs N H flat in Jul.
Dreams To Remember (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Prominent at ordinary pace, ridden 5f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Magic Spear (12-0) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in Jul.
Goulane Vixen (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Always behind, some poor jumping, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Mickelson (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Josie S And B (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Held up early, swift headway to lead halfway, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon no extra, 5th of 8, 32l behind Celtic Abbey (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat hvy in Jul.
Kilnafrehanstar (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 15, 27l behind Dangan Daylight (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Sweet Maria (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Mid-division, lost place and no impression from over 5f out, 9th of 10, 47l behind Summer Star (10-4) at Limerick 2m mares n h flat sft in Mar.
Banrion Na Boinne 25-1 (10-12) Settled mid-division, headway into 4th 6f out, ridden in 3rd 3f out, no extra in moderate 4th 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 19l behind Queen Of The Hill (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mrs N H flat in Jul.
Ellaway Rose (IRE) Beneficial filly out of Going My Way.
Kahyasi Queen (IRE) Fruits Of Love filly out of Yamashina.
Milano Express (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Waited with until good headway to be close up from 5f out, soon on terms, headed 3f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 9l behind Union Dues (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf in Jul.
Sitcom (IRE) Oscar filly out of Maith An Cailin.
St Maxime (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Held up, 9th on inner when checked 2f out, switched left and went 7th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Ourbeautifuldream (11-2) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gd in Jun.
Turtle Mist (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Always prominent, 2nd for much, challenged under pressure and briefly on terms over 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 11l behind Freefairngenuine (11-3) at Roscommon 2m mares n h flat sft in Jul.