MOSSEY JOE was in tremendous form last spring and reappeared with a very easy success between the flags last month. He started a short-priced favourite for the Aintree Fox Hunters but couldn't cope with Warne and Tartan Snow, eventually trailing in around 17l back in third place. This is much easier, though he has a big weight and the concession of 8lb to Ferris Bueller may not prove easy as Colin Bowe's charge has some decent form under Rules to his credit. The once very useful Loosen My Load is a light of other days as is the prolific point-to-point winner Annacarton but the youngster Cobblers Hill is one to keep an eye on for Tony Martin. Capal Dubh Alainn landed an open point-to-point at Kilworth last time and is worth a look in the betting.
Mossey Joe (IRE) 11-8fav (12-0) With leader, went 2nd 3 out, ridden before elbow(1f out), kept on, 3rd of 21, 18l behind Warne (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f hts chs (2) gd.
Elembridge King (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 6th halfway, 5th and slight mistake 3 out, soon ridden in 4th, no impression before 2 out, 4th of 15, 32l behind Aces And Kings (11-7) at Tramore 2m 6f hts chs.
Nevskij (IRE) 7-2 (12-2) Chsd ldrs in 3rd/4th, ld bef 2out, 3l adv & in command bef last, went clr flat, v impressive, won at Ballynoe 3m ire ptp sft beating Davy From Milan (12-2) by 8l, 10 ran.
Annacarton (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden 6 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace from before 2 out, 6th of 15, 34l behind Aces And Kings (11-7) at Tramore 2m 6f hts chs.
Capal Dubh Alainn (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Trkd ldr in 2nd, 3l 2nd 6out, closed bef last & ld early flat, easily, won at Kilworth 3m ire ptp in Mar beating Pocket Reader (12-2) by 4l, 8 ran.
Cobblers Hill (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Hdwy 13; led aft 3 out til hdd nxt; lft in ld last; caught final 50yds, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Mistissio (12-0) at Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Cl 3m ptp gs in Jan.
Ferris Bueller 6-1 (12-2) Tr ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, 2nd 2out, on terms when not fluent last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Slippers Percy (11-6) at Oldtown 3m ire ptp in Mar.
Loosen My Load (IRE) 6-4 (12-2) Mid div, slipped up on flat after 3rd, in a race won by Vital Plot (12-2) at Borris House 3m ire ptp gd in Mar, 7 ran.
Major Finnegan (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, well off pace, poor 3rd 6 out, mistake and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Mossey Joe (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f hts chs in Apr '13, 10 ran.
Oscar Barton (IRE) 5-2 (12-2) Twrds rr & ww, 8th 6out, prog aftr 3out, 5th & btn bef 2out, ko onepcd, 4th of 10, 13l behind Nevskij (12-2) at Ballynoe 3m ire ptp sft.
Frontier Lady (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Alw last, to 5out, cto 3out & pu bef 2out, in a race won by Mossey Joe (12-2) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp in Mar, 6 ran.
Wish Ye Didnt (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Towards rear, no impression from 5 out, some modest late progress from 2 out, 6th of 11, 21l behind Warne (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hts chs in Feb.