Dashaway doesn't look like emulating full brother Briar Hill on the evidence so far but should be good enough to pick up a low grade bumper before the end of the season. Blown Cover has a nice pedigree and is worth monitoring for any market support while Vodkaontherocks represents a yard who normally do well in bumpers. Princess Tara was second over 1m6f here in November but Essteepee was beaten a long way when third at Exeter. CITY SUPREME was fourth in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham on her debut and a repeat of that form would probably suffice here.
Blown Cover Kayf Tara gelding out of Cullen Bay.
Crowd Control (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Towards rear, ran green and lost touch final 10f, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Fort Worth (11-4) at Huntingdon 1m 6f mdn NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Dashaway (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders halfway, weakened 2f out, 4th of 13, 13l behind Jolly's Cracked It (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Essteepee 7-1 (11-1) Held up in touch in rear, headway 10f out, 3rd and well held by front pair 3f out, weakened 2f out, 3rd of 7, 33l behind Trickaway (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Ethelred (IRE) Alflora gelding out of Navale.
Mac Bertie Beat All gelding out of Macnance.
Stonemadforspeed (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Ww, gd prog to 6th 2out but sn onepce, 6th of 8, 40l behind Free Run (12-2) at Rathcannon 3m ire ptp gf in Sep.
Tinos Tank (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) Playing up at start and slowly away, behind, in touch at rear of field 8f out, hung left and well beaten over 2f out, 10th of 11, well behind Aiaam Al Namoos (10-9) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd.
Vodkaontherocks (IRE) Oscar gelding out of My Native.
City Supreme (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, pushed along over 6f out, some headway on outside 5f out, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on from 2f out to take 4th over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 10, 21l behind Modus (10-12) at Cheltenham 1m 6f 4yo NH flat (Listed) (1) sft in Jan.
Quinlandio (IRE) Thousand Words gelding out of La Shalak.
Princess Tara (IRE) 2-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, went 3rd and ridden over 2f out, no impression on winner, went 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Coyaba (10-12) at Ffos Las 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) hvy in Nov.