OUR MAN ZEBO is handed the vote in a very tricky race to sum up. Michael Hourigan's charge showed good pace throughout when landing a point at Lemonfield a month ago and should have the speed for this. Inis Ui Dhrisceoil was half-a-length behind today's rival Wayupinthesky at Dromahane and that form should enable the pair of them to get involved along with Leanna Ban, who has improved with each run and was always in the front rank when scoring at Bennetsbridge in February. Halls Bridge is going the right way having won very easily at Belclare so is another to consider.
Baku Bay (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, mstk 5th & 7th, prog in 6th aftr 5out until 6th & btn 4out, sl hmprd in rr 3out, ko onepcd, 4th of 12, well behind Up The Ante (12-0) at Kildorrery 3m ire ptp in Feb.
Cute Court (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Ld/disp, ld 3out, chall bef 2out, hdd brfly appr last, sn back disp & ld cl home, all out, won at Killeagh 3m ire ptp sft in Jan beating Benson's Point (11-4) by hd, 10 ran.
Double Irish (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 2nd from 7th, ld 2out, ran green last where slow, no ex flat & hdd 50 yards out, unlucky, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Up The Ante (12-0) at Kildorrery 3m ire ptp in Feb.
Halls Bridge (IRE) 1-3 (12-0) Mid div, prog 4out, ld bef 2out, kow to line, won at Belclare 3m ire ptp in Mar beating Castle Ellen Wood (12-0) by 7l, 12 ran.
Inis Ui Dhrisceoil (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Mostly 2nd until 3rd 5out, ld 4out, 1l adv from 2out until hdd 100 yards out & then rallied, no ex nr fin, 2nd of 10, nk behind Wayupinthesky (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp in Mar.
Inishturk Lad 20-1 (11-7) Waited with, closer order from after halfway, 4th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 26l behind Rockdown (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Mar.
Leanna Ban 7-4 (12-0) Alw pr & disp, disp 2out, ld last, ko best, won at Bennettsbridge 3m ire ptp in Feb beating Dream Flyer (12-0) by nk, 12 ran.
Moonlight Boy (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Slowly away, prog to mid div 4th, prog to chall 4out, ld 3out & 3l adv gng best bef last, row, impressive, won at Kildorrery 3m ire ptp in Feb beating Tick Tock Tim (12-0) by 10l, 15 ran.
Mr Mercurial (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs in 4th until fair 5th aftr 4out, cl en 3rd when b mstk 2out, no ex aftr 2out & 4th cl home, 4th of 10, 14l behind Truckers Steel (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Our Man Zebo (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, ld 2out, kow from last, won at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp gs in Mar beating Bravehearted Harry (12-0) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Rocky Island (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, prog to 3rd from 7th, 5th 2out, 5th & no ex 2out, 4th & no dngr when lft 3rd last, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Now Ben (12-0) at Lismore 3m ire ptp gd in Mar.
Wayupinthesky (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Mid div, prog in 4th 4out, 1l 2nd & mstk 2out, closer bef last & ld 100 yards out, so best, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp in Mar beating Inis Ui Dhrisceoil (12-0) by nk, 10 ran.
Viewvic (IRE) 5-2 (10-11) Tr ldrs, cl up 3out, rdn to chall bef last, ko best when ld run in, won at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp gs in Mar beating Agnus Brown (10-11) by 1l, 13 ran.