The Boardsmill Sires maiden hunters’ chase run over 2m 7f with a prize fund of €10,000 has attracted an entry of 15 in its entirety.
On The Sod has remained unbeaten on all three starts to date since his winning debut at Dromahane in December of 2018. Since then, the David Christie-trained son of Ask defeated Samurai Cracker by seven lengths in November 2019 before most recently taking a winner-of-two in facile fashion at Farmaclaffley last month.
The Paddy Quinlan-trained Handy Headon won a seven-year-old and upwards geldings’ maiden at Tinahely in January by six lengths under Barry O’Neill and subsequently finished second to Rewritetherules on his most recent start at Punchestown in mid-February where he was beaten just half-a-length.
Complete Sizing was beaten just a half-a-length on his latest start at Kildorrery last month behind Straidnahanna, and the eight-year-old holds an entry for the Jim Dreaper team.
The John Costello-trained Heydour opened his account on his latest start at Cragmore, where he defeated the Bonny Boy by two lengths.
A very easy winner of a mares’ open at Ballycahane on her latest start where she beat Rosfoyle by 12 lengths, last year’s champion mare Longhouse Music bids to add to her tally of 20 wins for the Sam Curling team.
The Watson team are dually hold two entries in this contest in that of Well Bill and Danjaman, whilst the Willie Murphy-trained Kilgorey also holds an entry.
The remainder of the entries are made up of Amarillo Rose, Castlebawn, Cosmic Flight, Derby, Duty Calls, General Ryan, Getzie, and Holycross Lito.