A four-year-old won this last year and the only entry from the younger brigade this time, CRYSTAL EARTH, can follow suit. Peter Fahey's filly made a very promising start to her career in a Fairyhouse bumper a couple of weeks ago and with that under her belt looks set to go two places better. Mini Vic is sent out quickly after her second place in a big field at Limerick on Tuesday and is certain to make a bold bid but Tellherimhere ran poorly in the summer after her decent debut effort at Limerick. Silver Circle looks booked for a place at least as she hasn't run badly in a couple of slightly better bumpers.
Cher Tel Me (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Never better than mid-division, 19th of 25, 36l behind Caduceus (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat in Oct '09.
Kastani Beach (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up in rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden after 3 out, no extra from next, 10th of 12, 31l behind Code Of The West (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Robbie Kaydee (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Soon prominent, lost place approaching straight where dropped to 6th, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 36l behind Pride Ofthe Parish (12-0) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat hvy.
Roebuck (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 5th 1/2way, sn no extra, pu 2out, in a race won by Count Salazar (12-0) at Milltown 3m ire ptp gs in Nov, 11 ran.
Silver Circle (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4f out, ridden entering straight and soon no extra, 5th of 9, 8l behind Primroseandblue (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft.
Clarabunda (IRE) Catcher In The Rye mare out of Dariyba.
Fragrant Island (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Led, headed after 5th, weakened from 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Alhellal (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Mini Vic (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Soon prominent, ridden in 2nd before straight, 3rd over 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd again near finish, 2nd of 18, 10l behind Hidden Identity (11-9) at Limerick 2m mrs nh flat hvy.
Tellherimhere (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden in moderate 6th 3f out, no extra, 6th of 16, 24l behind Incas Article (11-9) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Jun.
Crystal Earth (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, 4th from 3f out, challenged under pressure from over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Too Scoops (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf hvy.