Pumbaa completed a Limerick double at the backend of last year and was returning from a three-month break when a close third there last month. He should go well again but Hurricane Jojo has done much better on faster ground, a remark that also applies to Seeyouallincoppers. Jubilee Year would have a solid chance on his victory at Tipperary in May but a tricky race can go the way of ON MY OWN, who landed a handicap over the course and distance just over a year ago and can run from a lower mark.
Benrouge (IRE) 18-1 (11-7) Led, headed before 3rd, led again approaching 3 out, challenged and slight mistake 2 out, soon headed and no impression in 3rd before last, no extra, 3rd of 7, 24l behind Bonzo Bing (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m nh nov hdl hvy in Mar.
Pumbaa (IRE) 5-2fav (11-5) Soon led, joined from 3 out, headed next, no impression from before last, dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Once And Always (10-3) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Mar.
Danequest (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, 9th and closer when fell 4 out, in a race won by Lough Roe Lady (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy, 14 ran.
Hurricane Jojo (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to dispute after 3 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 21l behind Bayan (10-10) at Listowel 2m sft in Sep.
Casimir Road (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Towards rear, 9th before straight, no impression 2 out, 11th of 16, 23l behind Hop In (10-8) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Dec.
Jubilee Year (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, slight mistake and pecked badly 3rd, soon mid-division, 8th halfway, progress into 5th 3 out where mistake, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression 2 out, 7th of 13, 41l behind Hazariban (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb.
Miradane 25-1 (10-13) Towards rear, some progress and ridden in 9th 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 15, 22l behind Maguire's Glen (10-6) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft.
Carlowsantana (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Prominent, 4th before 2 out, kept on same pace from before straight, 6th of 20, 13l behind Aladdins Cave (10-13) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Jul.
Black Zero (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Led, ridden 3 out, soon strongly pressed, headed after 2 out, no impression before last, 5th of 19, 6l behind Green Energy (10-10) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Ebazan (USA) 25-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 7th on inner 3 out, soon ridden, 6th at last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 19, 5l behind Green Energy (10-10) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Ghareer (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden 4 out, no impression next, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 24l behind Rightville Boy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109.
Mount Gunnery 12-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders on outside, not fluent, stumbled and hampered 1st, not fluent 3rd or when losing place 5th (water), mistake 7th, well beaten 9th, 7th of 11, 16l behind Oyster Shell (10-13) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Too Straight (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Mid-division, slight mistake and ridden 3 out, no extra before 2 out, 13th of 17, 47l behind Sea Beat (10-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Seeyouallincoppers (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, weakening when mistake next, 5th of 11, 26l behind Aldopicgros (11-5) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp ch 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.
Monte Wildhorn (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden 3 out, no impression in 9th 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 17, 26l behind Concordin (10-8) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.
Masterofdeception (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, 3rd halfway, progress to dispute approaching straight, soon headed and ridden, dropped to 8th 3 out, no extra and weakened, 11th of 14, well behind Court Jester (10-8) at Navan 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) hvy in Feb.
On My Own (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, 3rd after 2 out, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 16, 10l behind Hurler And Farmer (11-9) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Marshim (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) In rear, bad mistake 4th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 9th of 16, 22l behind Hurler And Farmer (11-9) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Well Insured (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Waited with towards rear, closed to chase leaders from before 2 out, not getting there and kept on without threatening run-in, 4th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Carpet Elegance (11-4) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Truly Genius (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, 14th of 20, 30l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Gurteen Flyer (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 13th of 18, well behind Another Challenge (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.