He had Anabatic
two and a half lengths behind him when they were third and fourth to The Quad in January.
Since the gathering is for the express purpose of worship, it is anabatic
2 Strong Promise 3 Addington Boy 4 Anabatic
hd, 3 1/2l, 5l November 16, 1996 3 and under, plater; 4-5, lowgrade handicapper; 6-7, fair handicapper; 8-9, high-grade handicapper; 10-11, Group class; 12.
Michael O'Brien will not decide until Friday whether to run Anabatic
, which chased home odds-on Bob Treacy in the Red Mills Trial Chase at Gowran last Friday.
filled Michael O'Brien with Gold Cup hope when running out a smooth winner of the Red Mills Trial Chase at Gowran Park yesterday.
Pipe's ace has a major chance but there could be better value in Michael O'Brien's Anabatic
, who thrashed Sound Man at Navan recently.
The field will be the smallest for the race since Anabatic
beat only two rivals in 1996 and it will be reduced to the same size if Arthur Moore decides against asking Glenelly Gale to race for the second time in 24 hours.
He has been a good money spinner for the Hickey family and I'd expect him to see off Anabatic
in today's event.
Michael O'Brien had a nightmarish time with ANABATIC
at Killarney last Tuesday .
Gleann Alainn won the four and five-year-old mares' maiden in the hands of Eoin Gallagher while Brian Hallahan's Anabatic
got back in the winning groove under Mary Horgan in the Ladies Open.
The full list of weights for the Irish entries is : Papillon 10-1, Anabatic
9-5, Bobbyjo, Buck Rogers and Linden's Lotto 9-0, Treble Bob 8-13, Time For A Run and Wylde Hide 8-12, Another Excuse 8-10, Hollybank Buck 8-9, Merry People 8-7, Go Go Gallant and Liver Bird 8-1, Waterloo King, Tell The Nipper and Ballymacrevan 7-12.
The second Goldford offering was a King's Ride half-brother to useful hurdler Linvar, with a string of good jumpers in the pedigree including Mirage Day, Thyestes winner Smooth Dealer and Anabatic