Apisata has been bought for hurdling after scoring on the Flat in Germany so is one to keep an eye on, though the winning bumpers Blow The Doors Off and VERY WOOD should fight this out. The former made a big impression when scoring at Sligo in May but the latter will take all the beating as he followed his point-to-point success with an impressive victory in a big field at Punchestown in April.
Blow The Doors Off 9-4 (11-4) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, challenged 3f out, ridden to lead entering straight, kept on well final furlong, won at Sligo 2m 2f 4yo nhf sft in May beating Totally Dominant (11-7) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Crystal Wings (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Led after 1st, headed 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 13th of 16, well behind Carriganog (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Gold Not Silver (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 11th early straight and no chance with easy winner from 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 22, 17l behind Peter From Paris (11-9) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Larwher'stommy (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Chased leaders early, mistake 4th and pushed along, soon lost place and never a factor after, 12th of 16, well behind Carriganog (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Millstream Ned (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 11th early, no impression from 3 out, 15th of 18, 40l behind Minella Foru (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Very Wood (FR) 7-2fav (11-2) In rear and niggled along early, headway from 6f out, 2nd 5f out, led and ridden along entering straight, stayed on well final furlong, won at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Apr beating Value At Risk (11-2) by 5l, 22 ran.
Apisata (GER) 20-1 (8-8) Waited with off ordinary pace, 9th early, no impression under pressure and kept on from over 1f out, 7th of 17, 7l behind Tin Town Boy (8-4) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 50-80 sft in Aug (flat).