Sizing Italy hasn't had much experience so there was plenty to like about his chasing debut at Fairyhouse and, with improvement likely, he should be competitive. Raajih had some reasonable form over timber and is one to keep an eye on as he makes his debut over fences but this can be fought out by CHINO VALDES and Johannisberger, who occupied the places behind Toostrong at Gowran with the former just coming out best and taken to confirm the form. Tepalo is the type to do better now sent chasing and is one to note in the betting.
Academic Accolade 20-1 (11-9) (poor visibility in back straight) tracked leaders, dropped to rear and driven along after halfway, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by All Honours (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr, 16 ran.
Antipode (GER) 16-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, no extra 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Jewel In The Sun (10-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cond hcp chs 0-109 gf in May '12, 16 ran.
Bachelor Lad (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Prominent, 4th 3 out, lost place and no impression approaching straight, 10th of 16, 22l behind Eightybarackstreet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs in Jul.
Chino Valdes (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 4 out, 14th of 25, 30l behind Beau Michael (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (95-123) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Dr Moloney (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 24l behind Ballybogey (11-6) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Apr.
Johannisberger (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Soon led and disputed, ridden and challenged 3 out, headed 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace, lost 2nd run-in, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Toostrong (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase gd in Apr.
Old Laxey (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Prominent, a bit slow 5 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 13, 20l behind Baily Green (11-12) at Roscommon 2m beg chase gd in May '12.
Seader (USA) 25-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, ridden and weakened 4 out, trailing when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Beau Michael (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (95-123) (4yo+) sft in Apr, 25 ran.
Sizing Italy (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Mid-division, jumped left at 2nd, closer in 4th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression straight, 4th of 12, 11l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs gs in Apr.
Slew Charm (FR) 12-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, closer in 7th 6 out, pushed along in 6th 4 out, 4th before straight, ridden into 3rd 3 out, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 14l behind Toostrong (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase gd in Apr.
Tepalo (FR) 25-1 (10-10) Rear of mid-division, progress from 3 out, ridden and no impression straight, 10th of 24, 24l behind Followmeuptocarlow (10-2) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gs in Apr.
Tico (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, struggling 4 out, kept on under pressure from 2 out, went moderate 4th flat, no chance with leaders, 4th of 11, 16l behind All The Way Home (11-7) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Apr.
Magdoodle (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, mistake 6th and soon trailing, 8th of 10, well behind Charlie's Vic (11-0) at Naas 2m 3f mrs beg chs in Jan.
Raajih 3-1fav (11-3) Towards rear, no impression under pressure approaching straight, 7th of 11, well behind Fahamore (11-9) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Dec.