THE POUNDS is the only one of these with any significant form and though he's now run eight times without winning his two placed efforts in the spring would probably be good enough to see him through. It's quite likely that one of the newcomers will chase him home and Tony Mullins' Anothergreymorning has the pedigree to make his presence felt if fully wound up. Herons Heir is a half-brother to a winning chaser and he may have to wait until sent jumping before showing some form. Ballyroe Rambler may do best of the remainder.
Anothergreymorning (IRE) Gamut gelding out of Morning.
Ballyroe Rambler (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, no impression under pressure in moderate 3rd from 4f out, kept on same pace and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 42l behind Upsanddowns (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat gd in Aug.
Bay Sly (IRE) Stowaway gelding out of On A Mission.
Herons Heir (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Kyle Lamp.
Jimmy Golan (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always behind, no impression from 5f out, never a factor, 19th of 20, well behind Mr Fiftyone (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft.
Pipe Band (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind Celerity Rules (11-7) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Sep '12.
The Pounds (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, moderate 3rd into straight, soon no impression under pressure, 6th of 14, 9l behind Rough Justice (12-0) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in May.
War Commander (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Prominent, close 2nd 3f out, soon ridden, weakened from 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 17th of 20, 41l behind Mr Fiftyone (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft.