It's strange to see a race of this nature on this card but it certainly doesn't lack quality or interest. Dual bumper winner Dylan Ross would have made a winning debut over timber at Down Royal but for falling at the last and is obviously useful. Double Double had looked a useful bumper before Cheltenham where he set off a long way behind the field and could never get involved. Whatwillwecallher has been a wide margin winner of her last two starts in very testing ground and would be a threat if further rain arrives while Mississippi River and Valleymount were only separated by a couple of lengths in the race won by Jim Will Fix It at Leopardstown in December. SAMAIN had Mississippi River nine lengths adrift when scoring easily at Naas in February and all the evidence points to this being another winner in this grade for Willie Mullins.
Bullock Harbour (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Attempted to make all, headed 4f out, soon weakened, left remote 4th 2f out, tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Presenting Nama (11-7) at Tipperary 2m N H flat in Oct.
Double Double (FR) 20-1 (11-5) Behind until driven and kept on on outside final 2f, never nearer, 11th of 24, 20l behind Cheltenian (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m N H flat G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Dylan Ross (IRE) 6-4fav (11-2) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway in 4th 4 out, improved to challenge after 3 out, led approaching 2 out, ridden and length advantage when fell last, in a race won by Silverlord (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 20 ran.
Samain (GER) 7-4fav (11-10) Tracked leaders mainly 3rd, poised to challenge travelling best 2f out, led over 1f out, soon driven clear and stayed on well, won at Naas 2m N H flat in Feb beating Letter Of Credit (11-9) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Black Benny (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, smooth headway on outer 4f out, led early straight, headed 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Letter Of Credit (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft in Jan.
Exit To Anywhere 8-1 (11-9) Led and soon well clear, distance ahead halfway, ridden and steadily reduced advantage from over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, won at Punchestown 2m N H flat in Nov beating How's The Cad (12-0) by 3l, 9 ran.
He's A Delight (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Chased leaders, not much room approaching straight, ridden to chase leaders from 2 out, 4th at last, kept on well run-in without troubling winner, 2nd of 20, 5l behind Betty Is A Lady (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Mart Lane (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Chased leader in 2nd, closed 3f out, ridden to lead under 2f out, kept on well under pressure from over 1f out, won at Leopardstown 2m N H flat sft in Jan beating Burn And Turn (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Mississippi River (IRE) 7-4fav (11-11) Held up in rear, in touch early straight, 4th when ridden and dived right over 1f out, straightened up before edging right again under pressure well inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 9l behind Samain (11-10) at Naas 2m N H flat in Feb.
Whatwillwecallher (IRE) 1-2fav (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m mares n h flat sft in Mar beating Jacksonslady (11-2) by 15l, 10 ran.
Buster Brady (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Prominent, 4th to 5f out, 5th 4f out, kept on same pace under pressure, 6th of 13, 10l behind Reizovic (11-7) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Who Conned Who (IRE) Saffron Walden gelding out of Pearl Marine.
Shadow Eile (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Made all, ridden and drew clear well over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Mar beating Giant's Quest (11-9) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Valleymount (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Held up, 8th 4f out, headway into 4th entering straight, ridden and kept on from 2f out, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Jim Will Fix It (12-0) at Leopardstown 2m nat hunt flat Grade 2 hvy in Dec.
Devil's Elbow Zamindar gelding out of Ferrybridge.