Winning point-to-pointer DRAYCOTT PLACE has been running way out of his class over hurdles including at Punchestown last week but his third place behind Giantofaman in a Thurles Grade 2 in February would be good enough for this. Oscar Vespasian is consistent enough but looks as though he needs further while Slim Pickens was well beaten on his racecourse debut over hurdles though showed a bit more in a bumper last time. Solidago has run quite well in handicaps on his two latest starts and could provide the main threat though Mexican Border ran well enough at Wexford to be considered for a place.
Cristy's Call (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Held up, towards rear early, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, soon moderate 7th and no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 29l behind Macnicholson (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Ballinrees Lane (IRE) 12-1 (12-2) Mid div, prog to tr ldrs aftr 4out, sn not qckn, wknd to rr & pu last, in a race won by St Johns Point (12-2) at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp in Mar, 9 ran.
Draycott Place (IRE) 100-1 (11-9) Mainly mid-division, mistake 6th, 5th halfway, 7th 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 8th of 9, 19l behind Beat That (11-10) at Punchestown 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) in Apr.
Exclusive Paddy (IRE) Alkaadhem gelding out of Exclusive Lady.
Kentucky Minstrel (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Park Belle.
Mexican Border (GER) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leader and 4th halfway, pushed along in 5th 3 out, 4th and no impression on leader approaching last, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 9l behind The Mooch (11-12) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Mine Now (IRE) 5-2 (11-6) Mid div, 4th 1/2way, rdn in 3l 3rd 3out, eff to jn ldr appr 2out, ko best to ld cl home, won at Borris House 3m ire ptp gd in Mar beating The Rebel Panther (12-2) by hd, 8 ran.
Oscar Vespasian (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, went 3rd 3 out, soon pushed along and 4th next, no extra approaching last where left moderate 4th, 4th of 18, 20l behind Synchronicity (11-2) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Paddy's Faith (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, closer in 9th approaching straight, hit 2 out, soon no impression, 9th of 23, 30l behind Aklan (11-10) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Slim Pickens (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and progress entering straight to go 4th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sir Abbot (12-0) at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
Solidago (IRE) 15-2 (10-5) Chased leaders, challenged 7th, led 3 out, mistake and headed 2 out, edged left flat, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Bernardelli (11-8) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Apr.