Stowaway Shark went to Lemonfield with plenty of support and overcame being impeded early to making a successful debut. He could prove to be smart but though A Sizing Network made a winning debut at Punchestown points track he was very lucky as he was trailing by 8l when the leader fell at the last. Spancil Hill made a successful debut at Lismore and could be anything but Gordon Elliott won this last year and FREE EXPRESSION is taken to follow-up his fine effort in testing ground at Dromahane where his battling qualities were tested to the limit. His stablemate Double Scores gained an easier victory at Tyrella and looks a danger along with Patrick Mullins' mount Clondaw Farmer.
Artful Approach (IRE) (12-2) Mostly chsd ldrs in 4th, mstk 7th, cl 3rd frm 4out until rddn bef 2out in 4l 3rd, no impr when lft fair 2nd 2out, so, 2nd of 16, 7l behind Gamain (12-2) at Killeagh 3m ire ptp gs in Jan.
Bellinter (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Tr ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, ko sme pce str, 3rd of 13, 12l behind Chosen Well (12-2) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp sft.
Clearly Capable (IRE) 6-4 (12-2) Pr early, went clr bef 1/2way, kow, won at Bennettsbridge 3m ire ptp sft in Feb beating Alphabrook (12-2) by dis, 5 ran.
Clondaw Farmer (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Alw pr, chall 2out, cl 2nd last, ko onepce, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Old Storm (11-9) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gd in Nov.
Double Scores (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Tr ldrs, cl up 3out, gng well 2out, easily ld last, row, won at Tyrella 3m ire ptp sft in Feb beating Jay Are (12-2) by 4l, 14 ran.
Free Expression (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Rcd 3rd/4th, chall bef 3out, disp from 3out & 2nd 2out, ld bef last until hdd early flat, led again under 100 yards out & sow, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec beating Present Flight (11-9) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
News For Pascal (IRE) 4-5 (12-2) Ld & disp, rdn & ko best bef last, won at Tyrella 3m ire ptp gs in Mar beating Tight Times (12-2) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Paddy The Deejay (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Chsd ldrs early, prog to jnd ldr 2nd & wo sn after, disp ld from 1/2way, qcknd 2l clr appr last, kow usp to line, won at Punchestown 3m ire ptp in Feb beating Luckyinmilan (12-2) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.
Rock On Fruity (IRE) Evens (12-2) Tr ldrs, 5th 1/2way, mstk 4out, prog to cl 3rd appr 2out, jnd ldr apr last, mstk last, ko best to line, won at Ballyragget 3m ire ptp in Mar beating Boru Boy (11-6) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Stowaway Shark (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Tr ldrs, hmprd 1st, 3rd 1/2way, ld 2out, quickend app str, kow, won at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp sft in Oct beating Not Now Sylvio (11-9) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Tayto Park (FR) Evens (12-2) Tr ldr in 2nd, rced keenly, ld 5out, hdd after 2out, no extra run-in, 3rd of 14, 16l behind Conal (12-2) at Oldtown 3m ire ptp in Mar.
A Sizing Network (FR) 5-2 (11-9) Tr ldrs, 3l 2nd appr str, 8l down & no match for wnr when left clr last, eased run-in, fortunate, won at Punchestown 2m ire ptp in Feb beating Ballykan (11-9) by dis, 8 ran.
Spancil Hill (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Rcd 5th, 4th 5out, prog 4out & went 2nd bef 3out, ld aftr 3out, sl adv when faster jump last, so best, won at Lismore 3m ire ptp in Mar beating Is That Marmalade (11-9) by 1l, 6 ran.
Sulu Sea (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Ww, n j fluent, on terms 4out, not qckn 3out, ko onepce, 4th of 7, 21l behind Jeweloftheocean (11-9) at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar.