Colm Murphy will be hoping Rye Martini can take up his chasing career where he left off hurdling. The latter won over timber at Punchestown in April and makes more appeal than Drawn N Drank. Enda Bolger's winning hurdler has yet to figure in three starts over fences, but SEEFOOD fared better on his chasing bow when third at Limerick to Pass The Hat. The best of these over timber, he's fancied to open his account over the larger obstacles. Mullaghanoe River beat subsequent dual winner Gold Bullet over hurdles back in February and both make their chasing debuts today.
Drawn N Drank (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 11th early, no impression and kept on same pace from before 3 out, 12th of 16, 41l behind Run With The Wind (11-12) at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs in Sep.
Farley's Risk (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Waited with, 10th and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 10th of 15, 50l behind Black Benny (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs gf in Aug.
Rye Martini (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders on outer and keen early, close 4th travelling well 3 out, improved to lead after next, ridden clear before last, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Apr beating Marito (11-12) by 2l, 10 ran.
Seefood (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Soon chased leader, left 2nd from 6th, close 2nd 4 out, ridden entering straight, no extra in 3rd at last, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Pass The Hat (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gd in Oct.
Teelin Star (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Led, slow jump 7th and headed, regained lead before 4 out, fell next, in a race won by Back Off Mate (11-11) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs in Oct, 14 ran.
Gold Bullet (IRE) 10-11fav (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, slight mistake 4th, closed up to be on terms 3 out, just in front next, narrowly headed between last 2, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Bondage (11-8) at Down Royal 2m 6f hdl gd in May.
Howwoulduno (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace to go moderate 4th run-in, 4th of 10, 13l behind Shrapnel (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m beg chs gf in Oct.
Mullaghanoe River (IRE) 7-4fav (11-10) Waited with, 8th after 4 out, moderate 6th before straight, soon closed travelling well, challenged and on terms 2 out, soon led, stayed on well and clear run-in, won at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb beating Gold Bullet (11-10) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.