2m. 6f. 27yds. 8 Declared.
Nathaniel Lacy Solicitors Novice H'dle (Grade 1) of €150,000.00 5-y-o plus
1st - €90,000.00 2nd - €30,000.00 3rd - €15,000.00 4th - €7,500.00 5th - €4,500.00 6th - €3,000.00
FormscanBy Donal Murphy - GOOD LAND might be able to provide Barry Connell with his second Grade 1 success of the season. Off the track for nearly two years due to a sesamoid injury, he was successful on his return to action at Wexford in October, with subsequent winners in third and fourth respectively. He got no further than the first on his debut over flights but made up for that mishap by beating a quality field here at Christmas. Embassy Gardens finished fourth on that occasion and he since gave the form a significant boost by impressing at Thurles recently. The step-up in trip should suit the selection and it'll be disappointing if he's not involved towards the business end. Willie Mullins saddles Quais De Paris and Grangeclare West, with Paul Townend aboard the former. The French bred gelding didn't set the world alight when successful on his Irish debut at Tramore on New Year's Day, but Mullins later stated: "I think he is a horse you can follow for the rest of the season." Grangeclare West will need to bounce back from a disappointing effort at Naas if he is to feature here, while so too will American Mike. The well-regarded son of Mahler is one of three Gordon Elliott trained representatives in the line-up and is the choice of Davy Russell. Sandor Clegane and Weveallbeencaught are others that warrant the utmost respect.
A novice hurdle for five years old and upwardsWeights - 11st 10lbs Mares allowed 7lbs