PRINCE LUDOVIC, a winning point-to-pointer, made a bright start over timber at Punchestown in October but than ran very poorly in heavy ground on his next three outings. He bounced back with an excellent run in a Wexford handicap last time and today's better ground and longer trip should enable him to gain his first success under Rules. Tales Of Milan looks a threat as he showed his first sign of ability at Thurles last time, staying on strongly over the 2m trip and is certain to be suited by the extra half-mile here. Prince Of Diamonds produced a reasonable effort at Fairyhouse in December but flopped in very heavy going at Tramore on New Year's Day. Corbally Cross hasn't shown much in two starts but a longer trip and better ground could bring about some improvement.
Ainroe (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Jumped slowly early and soon towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Pass The Hat (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Corbally Cross (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 11th entering straight, kept on one pace, 10th of 24, 26l behind Bat Masterson (10-13) at Naas 2m mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Fine Presentation (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Prominent, struggling from before straight, kept on same pace, 8th of 20, 43l behind Oconnells Pike (11-9) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Highland Gale (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Never a factor, 20th of 24, well behind Bridgets Pet (11-11) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Prince Ludovic (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, ridden next, kept on same pace straight, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Echo Bob (11-12) at Wexford 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.
Prince Of Diamonds (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Mid-division, 8th 4 out, no extra from next, completely tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Firebird Flyer (10-8) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Tales Of Milan (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, dropped to 6th and ridden approaching last, kept on well without threatening run-in, 4th of 18, 2 1/4l behind Lamb Or Cod (11-3) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Dakota Fire (IRE) Beneficial mare out of Magic Moonbeam.
Dancerfromthedance (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, bad mistake 4 out, soon no extra, fell last, in a race won by Theleze (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mares mdn hdl hvy in Mar, 16 ran.
Lucky Pigeon (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always behind, 17th of 22, well behind Galianna (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn hdl gd in Mar.
Queen Of Rio (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Mid div best, 9th 1/2way, prog in 6th aftr 5out, no ex 3out & bhnd when pu bef 2out, in a race won by Glen Countess (10-11) at Avaune 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec, 15 ran.
Killarney Time (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Soon behind, completely tailed off, 12th of 18, well behind One Cool Shabra (10-5) at Listowel 2m 3yo hdl sft in Sep.