It's almost four years since Bowfinger won a point at Toomebridge but the fact that he's now with Willie Mullins suggests more is expected, though he'll need one to come out if he is to get in from his reserve spot. Derek O'Connor has steered Tyrone Golden Rain to seven victories between the flags and it was no disgrace to be beaten by the enigmatic Kings Johns Castle at KIlfeacle last time. Una Duce represents Enda Bolger and this recent Aghabullogue winner looks sure to go well but it's ISLAND PEAK, a good fourth behind Whyso Mayo in a very strong event of this nature at Thurles a week ago, who can come out on top. Wheres Harry and Nevada Knight are young hunters on the upgrade who can make their presence felt.
Baily Bridge (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Mid div, 7th 5out & smooth prog bef 3out, ld 2out, hdd bef last, no ex flat, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Springfield Way (12-0) at Boulta 3m ire ptp gd in Dec.
Harry Percy 33-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Whatnow Whatnext (11-9) at Limerick 2m 6f hts chs sft in Dec, 16 ran.
How Are Things (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mistake and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Freneys Well (11-7) at Punchestown 3m 1f crs cntry chs (5yo+) sft in May '09, 19 ran.
Hugbensin (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Alw in tch, prog to ldrs 3out, ld 2out, kow, won at Tinahely 2m ire ptp sft in Jan beating Wildfield Witness (12-0) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Island Peak (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, dropped to 6th 5 out, 4th next, 3rd 3 out, 2nd after 2 out, no extra from last, 4th of 15, 9l behind Whyso Mayo (10-13) at Thurles 3m hts chs sft in Jan.
Kilmurry Kid (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, weakened from 5 out, 13th of 15, well behind Whyso Mayo (10-13) at Thurles 3m hts chs sft in Jan.
Nevada Knight (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ld until hdd 2out, ld again last, edged lft flat, sow, won at Killeagh 3m ire ptp sft in Jan beating Poplebouchon (12-0) by 3l, 10 ran.
Poplebouchon (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs in 4th until 2nd bef 4out, prog to ld 2out, hdd last, no ex flat, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Nevada Knight (12-0) at Killeagh 3m ire ptp sft in Jan.
Salsify (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs in 4th, prog to ld from 7th, chall & hdd bef last where btn in 1/2l 2nd when fell, in a race won by Session Or Ression (12-0) at Leadington 3m ire ptp in Jan, 19 ran.
Tyrone Golden Rain (IRE) 4-6 (12-0) Mid div, prog 3out, 3rd at next, ld and joined app last, narrow adv at last, hdd cls home, just faiLd, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind King Johns Castle (12-0) at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp sft in Jan.
Una Duce (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Tracked ldr in 2nd until disp from 9th, ld 4out, 3l adv gng best well ebf last, so, won at Aghabullogue 3m ire ptp gd in Jan beating Buck Mc Grath (12-0) by 5l, 10 ran.
Valentine'o'seven (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Ww twrds rr, gng well in last aftr 5out, smooth prog in 2nd aftr 3out, ld bef last, just held on, won at Leadington 3m ire ptp in Jan beating Dog Barrel Hill (12-0) by nk, 11 ran.
Rose Of Fairyhill (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 3rd 6out, no extra and dropped to 5th str, 5th of 10, 40l behind Rudi Trucker (11-7) at Nenagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan.
Wheres Harry (IRE) Evens (12-0) Trckd ldr in 2nd, ld 3out, strongly pressed from 2out, ko well from last, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd in Dec beating Ennisnag (12-0) by 4l, 10 ran.
Bowfinger (IRE) 6-4fav (11-7) Ld & disp, rdn to ld bef last & kow, won at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp in Apr '07 beating Pouilly (11-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Hes Electric (IRE) (11-7) Chsd ldrs, 4th when mstk 6th, cl 3rd 5out until wknd uphill aftr 4out, mid div & no impr when pu bef 3out, in a race won by Babblon Brooke (11-7) at Inchydoney 3m ire ptp gf in May '09, 14 ran.
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, went 2nd after 2out, ko sme pce last, not reach wnr, 2nd of 17, 12l behind Back In Focus (12-0) at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp sft in Jan.