2m. 63yds. 9 Declared.
Treo Eile Rated Novice H'dle of €16,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €9,600.00 2nd - €3,200.00 3rd - €1,600.00 4th - €800.00 5th - €480.00 6th - €320.00
FormscanBy Michael Graham - Walhaan and Doyen Ta Win are more than able to force the pace, so this could be a proper test. In addition, they are both in winning form. ABBEYDALE holds an entry in a Grade A handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse next month which shows the regard he is held in. He turns up after staying on well to see it out best in a Gowran Park maiden hurdle. Nucky Johnson is reappearing after being promoted to first in a Punchestown maiden hurdle in November. The form of his four runs (two wins and two places) is very solid and he has won off a break before. Ludus could exploit a very light weight. Marelly has improved by well over a stone since October and has earned a shot at this prize.
A novice hurdle for four years old and upwards which at entry are rated 116 or less (also open to horses which at entry are rated 117-130)Weights - 4-y-o 10st 4lbs 5-y-o and up 11stPenalties - Performances before 23rd March - for every 1lb above the rating of 116 1lb extra On or after 23rd March - for each hurdle race won 7lb extra