Barry Geraghty's presence on MOSCOW CHIEF may be enough for the winning bumper to gain his first hurdling victory. He was having just his fourth career start when only fading from the last at Punchestown a fortnight ago and the experience won't be lost on him. Doctor Jim fell in that latter event but did much better at Killarney a couple of days later and is progressing enough to make his presence felt but Cloone Springs has yet to prove he stays this trip. Ring Ben was in quite good form in the autumn but hasn't run since December. Cool Klan has shown a bit of promise and may do best of the remainder.
Ardboe Abbey (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Not fluent jumping and soon in rear, no extra under pressure from 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Lookoutnow (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Cloone Springs (IRE) 5-2fav (11-4) Soon mid-division, closer order in 4th 3 out, on terms approaching next and soon led, pressed last, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Gabriel Brandy (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Cool Klan (IRE) 5-2fav (11-4) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra from 3 out and weakened, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Time Please (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
De Marshall (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Refused to race, in a race won by Cherish The Pear (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl sft, 16 ran.
Doctor Jim (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, improved to 3rd entering straight, ridden and wandered approaching 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 18, 7l behind Wontbelongnow (10-11) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn hdl sft.
High Handel 16-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, pecked 4 out, ridden and no extra after 3 out, 8th of 17, well behind Perfect Gentleman (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gd.
Inside Shadow (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Tr ldrs, prog to 4th 3out, went 2nd 2out, not get to wnr but ko, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Our Girl Rosey (10-13) at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
Killough Kin (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always in rear and soon a bit adrift, mistake and reminders 5th, soon no danger, last of 5, 48l behind Starkie (11-12) at Tramore 2m nh nov hdl hvy in Dec.
Moscow Chief (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead after 3 out, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra in 2nd last, dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 17, 10l behind Perfect Gentleman (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gd.
Mountain Stream (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure straight, 10th of 18, 19l behind He'llberemembered (11-7) at Navan 2m N H flat gf in Sep '09.
Pals Leg (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 4th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace 2 out, 4th of 16, 15l behind Kilbarry Beauty (11-5) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl sft.
Ring Ben (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Towards rear, hit 3rd, headway into 5th 3 out where mistake, ridden early straight and no extra approaching last, 5th of 10, 18l behind Treat Yourself (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m nov hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.
Sochi 7-1 (12-0) Alw rr, b mstk 1st & last by 6th, to when mstk & ur 3out, in a race won by Devils Boys (11-4) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gf, 17 ran.
Victoryrowe (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Mid div when ur 1st, in a race won by What A Joke (12-0) at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft, 16 ran.
Gortmore Express (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, improved to 7th entering straight, ridden in 5th 3 out, no impression in 4th next, kept on one pace, 4th of 18, 14l behind Wontbelongnow (10-11) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn hdl sft.
Hang On Groovy (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Alw in rr, cto, 10th of 11, well behind Boxing Along (12-0) at Bennettsbridge 3m ire ptp in Feb.
Inch Valley (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, well behind Ratheniska (11-9) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gf.
Late Comer (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 10th before straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 30l behind Wontbelongnow (10-11) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn hdl sft.
Mallards In Flight (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Prominent, keen hold early, ridden after 4 out (usual 5 out), soon weakened, completely tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Seskinane (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl sft.