Bonzo Bing had been threatening to win a race before landing a Clonmel maiden and though this is much tougher he's progressing nicely. Daliyan has improved with each run and though only 2l to the good at Clonmel last time won with plenty in hand. VICKY DE L'OASIS arrived from France having won three bumpers and has done very well for Willie Mullins, scoring twice and finishing in a place at Listed and Grade level. Her close second to Real Steel in a Grade 2 at Naas last time should be good enough for this. The Pounds looks best of the remainder though probably not quite good enough.
Vicky De L'Oasis (FR) 13-8fav (10-10) Raced in 4th, jumped right 1st, 5th before straight, ridden to go 2nd before last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Real Steel (11-4) at Naas 2m nov hdl G2 (1) in Feb.
Benrouge (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, progress into 6th 3 out, ridden in 7th entering straight, no extra before 2 out, weakened, 11th of 13, well behind Hazariban (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb.
Bonzo Bing (IRE) 4-7fav (11-1) Soon disputed lead, led 3 out, wandered about a little before 2 out where clear, stayed on well run-in, won at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl beating Aracataca (11-1) by 2 1/2l, 18 ran.
Daliyan (IRE) 11-8fav (11-8) Soon tracked leaders, took keen hold, improved into 4th from 4 out, led from 2 out, asserted run-in, easily, won at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb beating Desertmore Stream (11-4) by 3l, 16 ran.
Dromnea (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Chased leader, led 2nd, challenged 3 out, ridden in lead entering straight, kept on well under pressure run-in, all out close home, won at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb beating Blow The Doors Off (11-11) by nk, 21 ran.
The Pounds (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, 6th of 13, 18l behind Empire Of Dirt (11-6) at Naas 2m lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1).
Best Of Bocelli (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 11th of 13, well behind Empire Of Dirt (11-6) at Naas 2m lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1).