RAAJIH is turned out again just two days after finishing fourth over a much longer trip at Punchestown. He's handled a quick reappearance in the past and, though the ground will be fast enough for him, is clearly the form pick. Nearest The Pin has conditions to suit and will sport a variety of headgear again. He's quirky but will probably be the one to cash in if the selection finds this coming too soon. Coldstonesober was third at Tramore last month and makes more appeal than Pestal And Mortar and Araglen Lad of the others.
Nearest The Pin (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Held up in last, mistake 6th, 4th entering straight, ridden and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 18l behind Road To Riches (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f nov chs in Apr.
Raajih 8-1 (10-2) In rear, headway from 6 out, 5th next, 4th 3 out, ridden in close 2nd when slight mistake 2 out, no impression on winner when not fluent at last, no extra run-in, 4th of 19, 5l behind Unoccupied (9-12) at Punchestown 3m 6f hcp chs 0-145.
Pestal And Mortar (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Towards rear, pushed along and no impression in 9th entering straight , kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 15l behind Une Artiste (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares chs Grd 3 (1) in Apr.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, bad mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Baresi (11-9) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs gd in Apr, 12 ran.
Hidden Future (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Prominent, 3rd 5 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Knock Beauty (10-2) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Mar, 10 ran.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, 2nd halfway and led 5 out, headed 3 out and soon no extra, weakened, 11th of 14, well behind Thelobstercatcher (9-10) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140 in Dec.
Araglen Lad (IRE) 11-2 (10-10) Led, not fluent 1st, ridden after 3 out, headed approaching last, weakened flat, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Too Cool To Fool (9-10) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
Westhaven (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 6th halfway, moderate 5th 6 out, ridden and no impression 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Twin Plan (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Nov, 8 ran.