After scoring over 2m5f here on heavy ground in February, KIMBERLITE KING appeared to find three miles stretching his stamina at Navan and was heavily eased once his chance had gone. This should be more to his liking. Useful point-to-pointer Tullintain was well beaten in a hunter chase last time and looks high in the weights but Silent Creek deserves his place at the head of affairs as he jumped superbly on his chasing bow at Limerick last month. Barcardero is 15lbs higher than when successful at Down Royal in December and is struggling to cope but Major Glendenning gets a fair chance to finally lose his maiden tag in conditions that will suit.
Silent Creek (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, led well before 2 out, clear before last, stayed on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase in Mar beating King High (11-9) by 2l, 16 ran.
Barcardero (USA) 7-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd 3 out, challenged 2 out where mistake, close 3rd last, challenged run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Mister Farmer (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Mar.
Kimberlite King (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Prominent, 3rd halfway, 5th 5 out, weakened next, trailing when eased before 2 out, 12th of 20, well behind Saddlers Storm (10-9) at Navan 3m nov chs in Mar.
Palace Merano (FR) 20-1 (10-9) Always behind, trailing from 4 out, 13th of 20, well behind Saddlers Storm (10-9) at Navan 3m nov chs in Mar.
Imaalhall (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, reminders after 1st, 7th 5 out, no impression from next, 5th of 9, 28l behind Lord Cebellino (11-12) at Navan 2m 6f beg chase hvy in Jan.
Tullintain (IRE) 2-1 (11-9) Settled 4th, 3rd and headway 4 out, 2nd next, soon ridden, 3rd and no extra after 2 out, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Rudi Trucker (11-11) at Thurles 3m hts chs sft in Jan.
Karinga Queen (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Prominent, 4th before 3 out, weakened approaching straight, soon eased, 9th of 11, 40l behind Inistioge (10-11) at Limerick 2m 6f mrs nov chs Gr3 in Mar.
Major Glendinning (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 2nd before 8th, improved to dispute before 4 out, mistake 4 out, led again approaching 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed 2 out, headed after last, no extra run-in and kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Mister Farmer (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Mar.
Dick Naylor (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Soon mid-division, moderate 8th 4 out, soon no impression, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Clarkey (10-3) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 in Mar.
Buen Camino (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway to 7th 7 out, improved to 4th 4 out, challenged 3 out, ridden and slight mistake 2 out, no extra approaching last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 6l behind Hidden Present (10-3) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-102 in Mar.
Summer Seeds (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, headway to 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 4 out, kept on one pace straight, 6th of 13, 14l behind Mister Farmer (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Mar.
Sang Bleu (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Mid-division, headway in 5th 4 out, ridden into 3rd 3 out, no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Hidden Present (10-3) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-102 in Mar.
Tiernan's Terror (IRE) 4-1 (10-2) Led and disputed early, 2nd from 3rd, 3rd 8th, improved to challenge before 4 out, led before straight, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, no extra in 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 17l behind Mister Farmer (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Mar.