JIM BOWIE has won a bumper here and finished runner-up over fences. He's been in very good form over timber recently and his young rider's claim can see him home. Bank Bonus has yet to win over hurdles but has been well supported on several occasions so someone must believe in him. Udo's Choice is also a maiden though his latest effort in a Tramore handicap suggests he will be winning soon. Key Account was in good form on quick ground last summer but hasn't run since August.
Jim Bowie (IRE) 3-1fav (11-11) Soon mid-division, progress 4 out, soon tracked leaders, 2nd after 3 out, challenged under pressure and not fluent last, kept on one pace run-in, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Seaboru (10-6) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.
Bank Bonus 11-2 (11-2) Soon mid-division, closed to chase leaders 4 out, 2nd approaching 2 out, soon lost place and no extra, 8th of 16, 36l behind Mini Vic (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan.
Key Account (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up, 7th halfway, dropped towards rear before 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 8th of 10, 19l behind Lily Of Killarney (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug.
Royal Chief (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Short of room and slight mistake 1st, soon towards rear, no extra from after 3 out, eased before straight,, 9th of 13, 43l behind Marshim (11-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Apr.
Hold The Fire (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Refused to pull up after false start, led early, headed 2nd and chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 18, 43l behind Sarah Battle (10-9) at Limerick 3m nov hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Apr.
Jayo Time (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Always rear, never a factor, eased after 2 out, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Snowell (10-6) at Wexford 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Rock On Rachel (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, lost place after 4 out, soon no impression, 8th of 17, 37l behind Morga (10-8) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
One Cool Boy (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 16th of 25, well behind Emperor Of Exmoor (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Last Doe (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 10th before halfway, no extra from before straight, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Notification (11-0) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar.
Merrydown Vintage (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Sybarite (11-4) at Perth 3m 3f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Apr, 11 ran.
Macetown Gale (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Gold Not Silver (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Feb, 13 ran.
Mallards In Flight (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Trailing in rear early, no impression from 4 out, some modest late headway, 7th of 16, 31l behind Gold Platinum (10-8) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Native Court (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Always behind, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 14th of 16, well behind Seven Acres (10-11) at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
Udo's Choice (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Held up early, mid-division halfway, progress into 6th 5 out, improved to dispute before 2 out, ridden and mistake 2 out, under pressure in 2nd before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Try It Sometime (10-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Personal Shopper 12-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, led after 2nd, clear from 4th, reduced advantage halfway, clear again before 5 out, ridden before 3 out and reduced advantage, headed 2 out, kept on one pace in 2nd run-in, dropped to 5th close home, 5th of 11, 15l behind Preswell Lad (10-7) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Mar.
Ballymonteen Wood (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) In rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 12th of 19, 19l behind Green Energy (10-10) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Sea Of Steel (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, 12th of 16, 36l behind Roman Numeral (11-7) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Snapchat (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, pushed along and progress after 2 out, went 4th at last, no impression and kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Supreme Vic (10-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.