Couleur France started a short-priced favourite in all three bumper runs last season but looked one-paced and should do better when sent over jumps. Fluspar showed promise on his debut here but ran moderately at Tipperary while Quinville Castle was beaten a long way on soft ground last time and his best form has been on faster going. PATSIO hails from a yard who do very well in this sphere and though never in contention behind Wicklow Brave at Listowel there was plenty to suggest he will improve enough to take a race of this nature.
Back To Bracka (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Towards rear, headway from 6f out, went moderate 4th 3f out, kept on one paced straight, 4th of 13, 15l behind Onwiththeparty (11-10) at Sligo 2m 2f N H flat hvy.
Bridge Of Lackagh (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Waited with, keen hold on outer and progress after 6f, chased leaders halfway, no impression approaching straight, 9th of 16, 16l behind Voluptueux (11-5) at Limerick 2m N H flat gd.
Castlecave (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Led, soon clear, quickly reduced advantage and headed under 5f out, soon dropped behind, completely tailed off, last of 11, well behind Wicklow Brave (11-13) at Tipperary 2m N H flat gd.
Couleur France (IRE) 11-10fav (11-7) Tracked leaders ridden in 5th 4f out, went moderate 3rd 1f out, kept on one paced, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Bally Longford (12-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in Apr.
Fluspar (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along in moderate 12th 4f out, no impression entering straight, 9th of 19, 31l behind Star Counsel (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat gd.
Itsonthelist (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, led after 6f, headed 8f out, remained prominent, ridden and weakened entering straight, 11th of 19, 37l behind Star Counsel (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat gd.
Master Frankie (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Mid div when fell 2nd, in a race won by Rockdown (12-0) at Killaloe 3m ire ptp in Feb, 13 ran.
Patsio (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up in last, 6th over 4f out, ridden under 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 7l behind Wicklow Brave (11-10) at Listowel 2m N H flat hvy in Sep.
Quinville Castle (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 6th 4f out, ridden into 3rd entering straight, no impression leaders, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Goldboy (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f N H flat sft.
Roadtotheisland (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Led until fell 5th, in a race won by River Clare (12-2) at Loughrea 3m ire ptp gf, 8 ran.
Shilgrove Boy (IRE) Zagreb gelding out of Ballyvelig Lady.
Son of Annie (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and trailing 6f out, weakened and tailed off, 17th of 19, well behind Star Counsel (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat gd.
Westend Music (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division on outer, a bit keen, closed to track leaders after 4f, 4th from halfway, 3rd 5f out, no impression straight, 8th of 14, 32l behind No Cash Flow (11-3) at Cork 2m N H flat gd.
Dawning Oscar (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Soon in rear, niggled along from 4th, never a factor, last of 15, well behind Run For Firth (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Dream Beat 14-1 (11-2) Soon tracked leaders, 8th from 4f out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 18, 37l behind Angel Chorus (10-12) at Listowel 2m mrs N H flat in Sep.