DYLAN ROSS was a very useful hurdler before turning to fences where he did well. He's been freshened up for a summer campaign and should prove too good for these. Time To Work has won twice on the Flat and over hurdles at Down Royal in March but Thegondolier hasn't done as well as expected and has a long absence to overcome. The remainder will need to find plenty of improvement to get involved.
Dylan Ross (IRE) 2-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, jumped well, challenged and on terms 2 out, not entirely fluent last, soon headed and kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Rupert Lamb (11-1) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs in Apr.
Thegondolier (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Soon mid-division, no impression 5 out, 12th of 16, 45l behind Tillahow (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs in Nov.
Time To Work (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Waited with 5th of the 6, 4th approaching 2 out, soon 5th again and no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 10l behind On His Own (11-12) at Sligo 2m 4f hdl hvy in May.
Good Time In Milan (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Towards rear on outer, mistake 5th, no impression from 4 out, 15th of 17, 48l behind Handsome Dan (10-9) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) gf in Sep.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, soon weakened, moderate 6th when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by King of The Picts (11-0) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl gf, 11 ran.
Lilly The Lioness (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 4 out, 12th of 19, 49l behind The Boat People (11-2) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May.