COURT KNEE was withdrawn from a race earlier this week because of testing ground and should find these conditions in her favour. She's yet to win a race but her last couple of runs have shown that her turn is imminent. High Talk has three career victories to his credit, all on this track. He mixes hurdling with chasing these days and though absent since November is expected to give a god account. Lake Return looks a big threat to all as he loves this track and was having his first start since 2011 when catching the eye at Wexford last month. Breeze With Ease ran very poorly at Sedgefield last week after a much better previous run at Tramore.
Cool Article (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 14th of 18, 37l behind Realt Den Chathair (11-10) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) gf in Sep.
Deputy Consort (USA) 66-1 (9-10) Always behind, never a factor, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Twinlight (11-10) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs hvy in Apr, 15 ran.
High Talk (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Prominent early and chased clear leader from 2nd, closer from 5th, dropped to 4th before 4 out and no extra after 3 out, 4th of 8, 36l behind Yachvili (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.
Wakhan (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Mid div, prog to cl 6th 5out, rdn & up 3out, not qckn with ldrs app 2out, ko, 6th of 17, 13l behind Blakemount (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in Apr.
Over Presented (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Mid-division, mistake and unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Maccas Lad (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Feb, 13 ran.
Lake Return (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway into 10th 3 out, ridden in 7th 2 out, stayed on into 4th last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 16, 5l behind Ballyreesode (10-9) at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
Alfa Belle (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Prominent, 5th before 4 out, no extra into straight, 10th of 20, well behind Teochew (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Butchers'boy (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, no extra approaching straight, 15th of 18, well behind Spot The Pro (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Court Knee (IRE) 6-4fav (11-1) Poor visibility in back straight) mid-division on inner, 6th halfway, pushed along in 5th 2 out, ridden to go 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 5l behind All Honours (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Talenti (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Towards rear, niggled along 3rd, dropped behind and no extra when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Fiery Oscar (11-9) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Mar, 10 ran.
Black Streak (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Never better than mid-division, no impression from 3 out, mistake and unseated rider at last, in a race won by Push The Button (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gs in Apr, 22 ran.
Bennative (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th approaching 4 out, soon no impression, no extra from next, 4th of 13, well behind Dante Anna (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Breeze With Ease (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 6th of 14, well behind Iktiview (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Luvley Kerry (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division on outer, closer in 11th after 4 out, no impression, 14th of 19, 42l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.