Peace In The West defied some sloppy jumping to score over track and trip last month but didn't get away with it at Navan on his next start. Lughnasa is a very promising type who gained an impressive maiden victory at Gowran and can go well despite her big weight and Truckin All Night stayed on very strongly in testing conditions to win his maiden at Listowel. WHISKEY AND RYE completed a double and looked unfortunate not to make it a hat-trick here at the end of last month. He was totally unsuited by a slow pace and, in this big field with a strong gallop likely, he can get back on the winning trail. Sherika has shot up the weights and may just prefer further but Tipped Up Harry has won on his only two visits to the track, the latest over fences, and looks well enough treated to give a good account.
Lughnasa (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Soon tracked leaders, challenged and led 2 out, soon clear, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar beating Lettermacaward (11-12) by 8l, 20 ran.
Truckin All Night (IRE) 9-4fav (11-9) Made all, ridden and challenged 2 out, strongly pressed from last, kept on well run-in, won at Listowel 2m mdn hdl hvy in Sep beating Prince Chaparral (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Whiskey And Rye (IRE) 7-4fav (11-6) Chased leaders, 6th before straight, ridden in 5th from 3 out, 3rd before last, kept on run-in without getting to winner, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Roman Numeral (9-8) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.
War Correspondent (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, niggled along in 6th halfway, ridden and no impression 6 out, soon no extra, 5th of 12, well behind Forty Foot Tom (11-12) at Thurles 2m 5f beg chase gd.
Carlos Fandango (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, closer in 4th before straight, no impression and left 3rd from 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 19l behind He's Our Man (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy in Mar.
Alasty (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Towards rear when badly hampered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Hazariban (10-4) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109, 18 ran.
American Flyer (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 9th of 14, well behind Barneys Honour (11-5) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft.
St Maxime (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, ridden in 10th 4 out, no impression, 10th of 14, 17l behind Gold Bullet (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 gd.
Playing (FR) 10-3fav (9-13) Tracked leaders, under pressure in 5th from 3 out, 6th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 11l behind Caheronaun (10-10) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs gd.
Sherika (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 2 out, 2nd at last, dropped to 3rd and no extra run-in, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Miss Xian (10-0) at Naas 3m hcp hdl in Feb.
Peace In The West (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, fell 5th, in a race won by Hazariban (10-4) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109, 18 ran.
De Benno (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, closer order 4 out, improved to chase leaders approaching straight, led before 2 out, stayed on well run-in, won at Cork 2m 3f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (4yo+) beating Coolnagorna Giggs (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 18 ran.
Living Next Door (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 6th halfway, 4th before straight, ridden 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace from next, 5th of 12, 8l behind Rafi De Triana (10-2) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.
Stop The Clock (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) In rear, headway from 4 out, 8th next, went 2nd and ridden 2 out, 2nd at last, no extra and dropped 4th close home, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Wicklow Lad (11-4) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.
John The Soldier (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 8th approaching 3 out, no extra and eased straight, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Micks (10-8) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov '11, 20 ran.
Tipped Up Harry 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, headway to lead early straight, soon ridden and kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase in Feb beating Caddy Man (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Gold Spark (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, 8th of 9, 30l behind Hunting Party (11-4) at Thurles 3m mdn hdl gd.
Asithappens (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Towards rear, no danger 4 out, kept on, 10th of 15, well behind The Conker Club (10-8) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Pairc Na Leasa (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Soon mid-division, moderate 9th approaching straight, some improvement in 8th before 2 out, stayed on well without ever looking likely to get there run-in, 3rd of 18, 2l behind De Benno (11-5) at Cork 2m 3f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (4yo+).
Breens Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, lost place and no impression from 3 out, 9th of 20, 44l behind Lughnasa (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Lady Geronimo (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Soon mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th before straight, no impression in moderate 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 20l behind Bell Weir (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.