Arzembouy Premier is only a four-year-old but has won twice in France and should definitely be scoring soon for Gordon Elliott and he'll appreciate this ground after being outpaced on fast going last time. Il Fenomeno has yet to hit the heights over fences but has been competing at a high level and his turn isn't far away. Abbey Lane has been a bit disappointing though he didn't run badly in a very tough novices' handicap at Fairyhouse where he was conceding weight to those who finished in front of him. CLONBANAN LAD has been unfortunate to come up against useful rivals and hasn't been disgraced. The opposition here doesn't look quite so strong so Henry De Bromhead's charge should gain his first victory over the bigger obstacles.
Abbey Lane (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Close up, on terms 3 out, 2nd before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from after 2 out,, 4th of 13, 10l behind Some Tikket (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f nov hcp chs sft in Apr.
Best Value (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, slight mistake 5th, ridden 5 out, no extra from next, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind The Crafty Butcher (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs.
Clonbanan Lad (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 3 out, soon challenged, improved to lead entering straight, ridden after 2 out, headed before last where slight mistake, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Followmeuptocarlow (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chase.
Coolaghknock Glebe (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Mid-division, progress into 4th 4 out, ridden in close 4th approaching 2 out where ran out, in a race won by Lough Roe Lady (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy in Apr, 14 ran.
Il Fenomeno (ITY) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, no extra before last, 14th of 24, 25l behind Gilgamboa (10-9) at Leopardstown 2m Handicap Hurdle (0-150) (Grade B) (4yo+) sft in Jan.
Limpopo Tom (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th 2 out, 5th and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 8l behind Nearly Nama'd (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd.
On My Own (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Prominent, on terms 4 out, led next, just headed when mistake 2 out, soon no extra, not fluent last, 7th of 18, 22l behind Cloudy Morning (10-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Smokey Joe Joe (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Led, challenged after 3 out, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra in 3rd from 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 23l behind Followmeuptocarlow (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chase.
Stonehall Vic (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 3 out, moderate 5th before 2 out, no impression and soon no extra, 6th of 16, 48l behind Lady Olwyn (11-0) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95.
Tell Dawstown (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, jumped left 1st, not fluent 2nd, jumped right and not fluent 4 out, jumped a little right next too, no danger in remote 5th approaching straight,, 4th of 8, well behind Subtle Ben (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase.
Young Finnegan (IRE) 8-11fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 2nd from 4th, led before 4 out, clear before last, easily, won at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl hvy in May '13 beating Popmurphy (11-12) by 12l, 20 ran.
Dedoctorsdaughter (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, no danger from 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind The Crafty Butcher (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs.
Arzembouy Premier (FR) 6-4fav (10-8) Held up early, not fluent 4th, progress to be prominent in group chasing clear leader from before 8th, moderate 2nd after 2 out and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Back To Balloo (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs gf.
Down Time (USA) 12-1 (10-3) Impeded at start, towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, slightly slow 5th, no impression 4 out, soon no extra, tailed off,, 6th of 7, well behind Howwoulduno (11-12) at Punchestown 2m beg chs gd.