Kitten Rock has looked very impressive since arriving from France and has won his two starts over hurdles in very easy fashion. Lindenhurst beat the very useful Guitar Pete at Gowran but couldn't handle the step-up in class in the Triumph Hurdle, nor could Plinth, who finished tailed off. Gerdago ran very well in that race, making good headway then just running out of steam from the last. Sardinia has had very little racing so it was to his credit that he managed to land a maiden at Wexford. Cape Glory, Rundell and Time For Action are all decent Flat performers making their hurdling debuts while Ivan Grozny, who holds Indian Icon on earlier Naas running, looks best of the Willie Mullins pair. But it's CLARCAM, who fell at the second last when in the lead in the Triumph before finding Guitar Pete just too quick at Aintree, who can gain compensation in a cracking renewal.
Bertimont (FR) 33-1 (11-0) In rear, some progress 3 out, ridden in moderate 6th next, no extra, 6th of 9, 37l behind Abbyssial (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) in Feb.
Kitten Rock (FR) 1-5fav (11-7) Soon disputed lead, led and clear from 5 out, slight mistakes next 2, asserted from before last, stayed on well run-in, easily, won at Limerick 2m 4yo hdl hvy in Mar beating Irish Bulletin (11-0) by 7l, 7 ran.
Lindenhurst (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) In touch, hampered and lost place 2nd, towards rear, outpaced 3 out, weakened from next, 9th of 15, 27l behind Tiger Roll (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Cape Glory (IRE) 15-8fav (9-2) Mid-division off pace, closer in 6th after halfway, pushed along and progress entering straight, 2nd and no impression on winner over 1f out, under pressure and kept on despite wandering inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Wither Hills (9-10) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Mar (flat).
Clarcam (FR) 14-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden to lead last, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Guitar Pete (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd.
Gerdago (IRE) 40-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, chasing leaders when mistake last, no impression flat, 8th of 24, 7l behind Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar.
Indian Icon (FR) 6-4fav (10-13) Held up, improved from 4 out, 3rd 2 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 20, 6l behind Shantou Ed (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Ivan Grozny (FR) 7-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway when not fluent 3 out, unable to quicken before last, no extra flat, 12th of 24, 12l behind Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar.
Plinth (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) In touch, left in lead 2nd, joined next, headed 2 out, soon lost place and weakened, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Tiger Roll (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Rundell 5-2 (9-3) Held up in last pair in touch, headway on outside over 4f out, effort over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, edged left and right inside final furlong, kept on, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun beating Autun (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran (flat).
Sardinia (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Prominent and led after 2nd, soon clear, reduced lead 2 out where mistake and headed, under pressure and 1 length down when hampered and left in front last, held on close home, won at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Mar beating Shutter Island (11-2) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Time For Action (IRE) 15-2 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden in 10th 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 30, 4 1/2l behind Montefeltro (9-4) at Curragh 2m hcp gd in Oct (flat).
Florishwells D'ete (FR) 7-1 (10-10) Raced in 2nd, slight mistake 3rd, slight mistake 6th, reminder approaching straight, soon weakened and eased, completely tailed off,, 7th of 8, well behind Adriana Des Mottes (10-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares nov hdl Gr 1 (1) sft.