Successful in a bumper at Leopardstown at Christmas, Tom Mullins’ gelding has yet to translate what was a decent performance to flights.
At Punchestown eight days ago, he was a strong order in the market, but could only finish fourth behind shock winner, Baily Rock.
The selection ran far too freely for his own good and his jumping left plenty to be desired, especially in the early stages of the contest.
Deise Dan, however, remains a promising talent and, as a son of Presenting, is likely to relish the expected sound surface.
Baily Rock popped up at 25-1 in that Punchestown race and can complete a quick double in the Clanwilliam Novice Hurdle.
If the market speaks in favour of Tom Taaffe’s Schindler’s Gold then we would certainly want to be with him in the New Look High Chaparral Beginners Chase.
He does have to overcome an absence of 235 days, but is easily the best horse in the contest and has a history of going well fresh.
Best bet at Leopardstown this evening is Universal Truth in the 14 furlongs Clonskeagh Maiden.
This will be his debut on the flat, but he did win three bumpers in-a-row, before producing a career-best effort when fourth to Dunguib at the Punchestown Festival.
Karl Burke’s English challenger, Lesson In Humility, is a hopeful choice in the Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes for fillies.
Winner of a Listed event at Nottingham last time, she has a real tendency to swish her tail, but has a solid record and appears entirely genuine.