Philip Fenton can complete a quick double via REAL STEEL, whose close second to Lots Of Memories in a Punchestown bumper has been given a boost by the winner's subsequent victory in a Grade 3 hurdle. Crystal Earth looks easily the best of those with experience over hurdles having finished runner-up to Azorian here a fortnight ago. However, that was over 2m4f and this may prove on the short side. The same remark applies to Once And Always, an easy winner of a point-to-point at Tyrella in March. Deise Dasher and Illtakeitfromhere may do best of the remainder.
Banner Roar (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Towards rear, dropped behind 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Aerlite Supreme (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Castlecave (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Led, soon clear, quickly reduced advantage and headed under 5f out, soon dropped behind, completely tailed off, last of 11, well behind Wicklow Brave (11-13) at Tipperary 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Catchin Time (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division and 10th approaching 3 out, 7th entering straight but no extra before last, 7th of 14, 23l behind Somethingwonderful (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Court Frontier (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no threat from 3 out, 11th of 14, 35l behind Somethingwonderful (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Illtakeitfromhere (IRE) 11-4 (11-11) Mid-division and 8th halfway, went 4th approaching straight but ridden and soon no impression, no extra in 5th 1f out, 6th of 13, 14l behind Neck Or Nothing (11-3) at Punchestown 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
King Cruiser (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Soon towards rear, fell 3rd, in a race won by Fresh By Nature (10-8) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in Aug, 9 ran.
Late Vintage (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway and soon pushed along, no threat from 3 out, 9th of 15, 43l behind Gallant Tipp (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Leanna Ban 25-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, headway into 7th 5 out, 5th 4 out, ridden next, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 20l behind Bendanella (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
My Forever Friend (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, some headway after halfway, ridden and no impression in 7th after 4 out, no extra from next, 8th of 12, 43l behind Gold Patrol (11-1) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl gd.
Once And Always (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Alw pr, rdn in 4th 2out, rdn in ok 3rd last, rallied to chall late, jnd ldr on line, won at Tyrella 3m ire ptp gd in Mar deadheating with Medieval Chapel (11-9), 10 ran.
Real Steel (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway and wide 6f out, 6th before straight, close up in 3rd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, disputed 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd close home, 2nd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Lots Of Memories (11-11) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat sft in Apr.
Royal Vic (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Keen hold to lead, headed after 5th, ridden and weakened before 4 out where slow, soon trailing, completely tailed off, last of 15, well behind Clonard Lad (11-12) at Naas 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Saddlers Job (IRE) 11-10 (12-0) Mid div best, 7th & rdn 6out, rdn 3out, bhnd bef last, 8th of 12, 22l behind Dusty Miller (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Shanaghy Sunrise (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 11th of 20, well behind Bishops Road (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Stolberg (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra after 4 out, weakened entering straight, 8th of 14, well behind Azorian (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Stonehall Vic (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ww rr, gng well aftr 5out & to 4out, mod 9th aftr 4out, kow from 2out, nrst at fin, 5th of 14, 17l behind Cuil Rogue (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Crystal Earth (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 5 out, 2nd after 4 out, ridden and pressed leader 3 out when hampered, no extra when mistake 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 21l behind Azorian (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Deise Dasher (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Led, disputed from halfway, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 6th when ran out through railing 1f out, in a race won by Nouveau Moulin (11-9) at Limerick 2m mares n h flat hvy in Mar, 11 ran.
Imperial Gale (IRE) Imperial Ballet mare out of Pappy's Girlfriend.
Needed The Run (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 38l behind Pumbaa (11-8) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl.
Tooreen (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, no extra approaching straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 33l behind Gallant Tipp (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.