A moderate contest in which the veteran Good Fella gets an opportunity to get back on the winning trail after showing he was no back number with a fine effort behind Sword Fish at Fairyhouse last week. However, PIGEON CREEK also ran well a week ago when runner-up at Cork and he's progressing fast enough to make a winning handicap debut. The winning hunter Good Egg made a decent handicap debut at Navan though, this looks a bit tougher, while Spiker The Biker has never won in 23 starts under Rules despite a couple of decent efforts.
Willies Girl (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 7th after 4 out, no extra, tailed off, 5th of 15, well behind Unoccupied (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Good Fella (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, close 3rd 3 out, ridden to lead before next, headed before last, slightly hampered at last, kept on well run-in, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Sword Fish (9-11) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135.
Pigeon Creek (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd before 2 out, challenged and on terms before last where dived at fence a bit, kept on well run-in but not match winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Dont Back Down (11-9) at Cork 2m 4f Amateur Beginners Chase (5yo+).
Good Egg (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 2nd after 4 out, ridden in 2nd 3 out, 2nd next, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Hillman (10-2) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar.
Count Salazar (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Led and disputed, headed after 6 out, weakened approaching next, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Backinthere (11-11) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar, 14 ran.
Ample Appeal (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Lookoutnow (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Jan, 13 ran.
Prince Of Forwards 11-2 (10-0) Always towards rear, pushed along halfway, never a factor, 10th of 14, 49l behind Hidden Crack (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+) sft in Mar.
Spiker The Biker (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved to lead 4 out, ridden and headed before straight, no extra before 2 out, 8th of 15, 35l behind Mr Shankly (11-2) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar.
Dark Vagabond (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Alw twrds rr, ko bhnd, 4th of 7, well behind Nevskij (12-0) at Rathmorrissey 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Dont Tell De Purty 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 8th halfway and 5th 4 out, ridden entering straight and no impression before last, no extra, 7th of 19, 19l behind Down Under (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gs in Mar.
Nanos Witness (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden 5 out, moderate 7th and no impression from next, 10th of 20, 21l behind Sitcom (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Mar.