OFFICER CADET looked likely to go close when pushed into the lead by Nina Carberry turning for home on his debut at Fairyhouse in February but weakened under pressure when the first two swept by. He'll know more today and should take all the beating. Aye Paddy Too was third over course and distance on his first start under Rules but wasn't far ahead of Fill Your Hands and the latter may well reverse the form. Ballintotty Boy and Intheolddays are others who have shown ability.
Aye Paddy Too (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th 4f out, stayed on into 4th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong to go 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Riviera Sun (11-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat in Mar.
Ballintotty Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 2nd halfway, pushed along in 4th approaching straight, no extra and dropped to 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 13l behind Victoria Hill (11-11) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Jan.
Fill Your Hands (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Held up, progress into 7th 4f out, 3rd 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong and dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 11, 7l behind Riviera Sun (11-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat in Mar.
Glenbank King (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Chased leaders early, moderate 5th halfway, ridden 5f out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Riviera Sun (11-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat in Mar.
Intheolddays (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Led and disputed, headed 3f out, soon no extra, 6th of 11, 33l behind Goldboy (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f N H flat sft in Oct.
King Alfonso 50-1 (11-9) Led, ridden and headed 5f out, weakened, 17th of 18, well behind Eight Till Late (11-11) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat in Apr.
Lord Fendale (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Keen early, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 14l behind Donna's Diamond (10-10) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Officer Cadet 9-4 (11-13) Tracked leaders, improved to disputed lead on inner entering straight, ridden and headed 2f out, no impression on leaders in 3rd from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 20l behind Westhorpe (11-13) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Feb.
Outtilallhours (IRE) Dr Massini gelding out of Cherry Vale.
Wish In A Well (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, effort to lead narrowly 3f out to over 2f out, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 9l behind Looking Well (11-3) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) sft in Apr.
Elle Belle Nicaron mare out of Excellent Princess.
Putrakin (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 6th from halfway, edged left and no impression before straight, 7th of 9, 21l behind Aston Cantlow (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
South Circle (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, lost place 5f out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Chezzy (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Apr.
Sun Harbour Resplendent Glory mare out of Agara.
Betancourt (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Tr ldrs, 5th 1/2way, behind when fell 5out, in a race won by Stone Hard (11-9) at Oldtown 3m ire ptp in Mar, 7 ran.
Rose De Peintre Peintre Celebre filly out of Breaking Dawn.