2m. 17 Declared.
John B. Keane (C & G) M'dn H'dle of €12,500.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €7,500.00 2nd - €2,500.00 3rd - €1,250.00 4th - €625.00 5th - €375.00 6th - €250.00
FormscanBy John O'Riordan - Despite failing to justify favouritism at Killarney last month, MORNING SOLDIER is afforded another opportunity to win for the first time over hurdles. A former Dundalk victor on the flat, the Tom Mullins-trained gelding has some strong form since switching codes. With a handicap mark of 121, he really should be beating the level of opposition he encounters in this race. Humanitarian, who has posted a couple of good runs since joining the Shark Hanlon yard in February, is one that could pose a big threat. Twice a winner when trained on the level by Stuart Williams in the UK, the seven-year-old has a rating that gives him every chance. Mister Wilson has reached the frame on all three starts since returning from a break, so, he too, can make his presence felt in a competitive heat.
A hurdle for four years old and upwards colts and geldings only, maidens at startingWeights - 4-y-o 11st 7lbs 5-y-o and up 11st 12lbs