SONNY B ploughed through the mud to score over the course and distance in March and providing the going remains on the easy side he can follow up from 6lb higher. Todd landed a Limerick maiden from subsequent winner Lord Adare and doesn't look badly treated for his handicap debut while Suffren made a bold bid to add to his lone victory over timber when just failing to catch Rightville Boy at Limerick. Bearly Legal was having his first start for almost two years when a good fourth over fences at Down Royal in March and is expected to go well along with Tipped Up Harry, who is best at around this trip and found 3m too far last time.
Band Of Blood (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Soon mid-division, 13th early, no impression under pressure approaching last, kept on one pace, 6th of 25, 5l behind Off The Charts (11-2) at Punchestown 3m.
Love On Top (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, 12th early, no impression from before straight, 12th of 17, well behind Blacklough (11-3) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Apr.
Ordinary Man (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leader, 2nd halfway ridden and no extra after 4 out, weakened and tailed off, last of 6, well behind Oilily (10-7) at Cork 2m 4f hdl gf in Jul.
Sonny B (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Soon chased leaders, not fluent 6th, not fluent 3 out, closed to challenge in 3rd 2 out, jinked around before last where led, stayed on well run-in to draw clear closing stages, won at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Mar beating Cuil Rogue (11-12) by 6l, 23 ran.
Golden Plan (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, closer in 2nd 3 out, led before next, soon strongly pressed and joined, stayed on best under pressure run-in to assert close home, won at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Mar beating Kerrieonvic (11-12) by 1l, 18 ran.
Todd 12-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, 10th early, improved on outer into straight, switched right to inner and led before last, pressed and stayed on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Mar beating Lord Adare (11-12) by 3/4l, 18 ran.
Ghareer (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 4 out, 14th of 25, well behind Master Oscar (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f in Apr.
Suffren (USA) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, mistake 3rd, progress into 5th 5 out, travelled well in 3rd entering straight, improved to challenge 2 out and mistake, soon ridden in 3rd, 2nd last, kept on well run-in, just held, 2nd of 12, shd behind Rightville Boy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 in Apr.
Alf Wright (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, slight mistake 11th, no impression from next, never a factor, 10th of 14, 23l behind Notimetoserve (9-13) at Tramore 2m 6f in Apr.
Bearly Legal (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, 5th 2 out, 4th last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 9, 2l behind Never Complain (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase in Mar.
Tinakellylad (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Led, headed 5 out where mistake and dropped to 3rd, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Aupcharlie (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f chs hvy in Apr, 6 ran.
Tipped Up Harry 9-2fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, progress into 6th 4 out, 5th 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 11l behind Express Du Berlais (10-8) at Down Royal 3m hcp hdl in Mar.