Few horses complete a hat-trick in bumpers and the problems for Time For A Pint are the double penalty and the ground as it was fast for both victories last summer. MARTELLO TOWER won a point-to-point then a Punchestown bumper before a cracking effort behind Empire Of Dirt in a Listed race over hurdles. He can get back to winning ways though Measureofmydreams was such a convincing winner at Navan that he'll come in for plenty of support. The booking of Nina Carberry for the four-year-old newcomer Neatly Put catches the eye and the market should tell us more about his chances.
Time For A Pint (IRE) 9-10fav (12-0) Tracked leaders at modest pace, improved to lead over 2f out, clear from before straight, flicked tail over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, easily, won at Galway 2m 2f N H flat gf in Sep beating Hairy O'malley (11-0) by 10l, 10 ran.
Balboni (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Settled behind leaders, 7th when fell 3rd, in a race won by Tangled Web (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl sft in May, 14 ran.
Kauto Grand Mogol (FR) 2-1fav (11-2) Always prominent, ridden before straight, soon led, clear from 2f out, stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m 4yo nhf sft in Mar '12 beating Texas Tea (11-0) by 7l, 9 ran.
Martello Tower (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, moderate 11th 3 out, ridden in moderate 9th 2 out, 5th when left 4th at last, kept on without threatening run-in, 4th of 13, 6l behind Empire Of Dirt (11-6) at Naas 2m lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1) in Mar.
Measureofmydreams (IRE) 9-4fav (12-0) Mid-division, progress in 5th 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, won at Navan 2m N H flat in Mar beating Captain Hox (11-7) by 8l, 12 ran.
Crown Of Gold (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, ridden into moderate 6th 2 out, no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 27l behind Mister Nibbles (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Lord Valentine 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th 3f out, soon ridden, 4th 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Wounded Warrior (11-11) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Pariah (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Raced in rear, progress from 5f out, moderate 5th and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 12l behind On Impulse (11-6) at Thurles 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Neatly Put Rail Link gelding out of Neath.