Preswell Lad has suddenly got his act together and attempts a hat-trick though he's been hit by another big rise for his latest success. Waltz Legend was having just his second start over regulation fences when making a gallant attempt to lead all the way at Kilbeggan and makes his handicap debut on a reasonable mark. HIGH TALK is a regular around here and invariably goes well on fast going. Providing the ground doesn't turn soft he can gain his second victory on the track. Schindlers Rock was 20l behind Preswell Lad at Tramore and appears unlikely to reverse the form nor does Breffni Gael, who was a further 8l behind.
Ultra Light (FR) 7-1 (11-9) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 4 out, no extra before next, 13th of 16, 44l behind Do Be Doin' (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar.
Waltz Legend (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Soon led, not fluent 6 out, still narrow leader 2 out, strongly pressed and joined from before straight where came close with rival, soon headed, no impression and kept on one pace run-in, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Sugar Bullet (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mrs beg chs gd in Apr.
Preswell Lad (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, improved to lead 7th, ridden and kept on well from before last, won at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 in Apr beating Lord Alfie (12-1) by 3l, 16 ran.
Butney Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Led to 11th, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 41l behind Samstown (10-5) at Ayr 3m 1f nov chs (2) gs in Apr.
Dranagold (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Prominent, a little slow 3 out, soon 4th and no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 16l behind Sugar Bullet (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mrs beg chs gd in Apr.
Hidden Present (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Mid-division, slight mistake 4th, dropped to 9th at 6th, ridden 5 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Preswell Lad (10-7) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Mar.
High Talk (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Always rear, not jump fluently, no extra and lost touch before 5 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Musawama (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Nov.
Waterloo Chateau (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Chased leaders early, dropped to mid-division from before 6th, ridden in 10th 4 out, 9th and kept on same pace from after next, 7th of 12, 22l behind Seaboru (10-6) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.
Breffni Gael (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra after 3 out, 8th of 16, 28l behind Preswell Lad (11-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 in Apr.
Duroob 20-1 (10-12) Towards rear, last from 5 out, soon no impression, 12th of 15, well behind Hello Louie (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Oct.
Schindlers Rock (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway from before 6 out, moderate 3rd from 4 out, no impression and kept on one pace from 2 out where a little slow, 3rd of 8, 20l behind Aces And Kings (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Apr.