Cilliseal likes it here, as does Finbin though the latter has been off the track for a while. Copper's Gold is starting to look well handicapped and Craig Nichol takes off a further 7lb while Twice Lucky would have a chance if getting his act together. Ballybanks has been knocking on the door but it's also about time SAM PATCH was winning one of these. The handicapper has resisted the temptation to raise him a couple of pounds after recent placed efforts and Don Whillans' 10-year-old can cash in. Bob Will may be the pick of the remainder ahead of Samson Collonges.
Cilliseal (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, ridden along and no impression approaching 5 out, tailed off, 6th of 15, well behind Unoccupied (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Overafrica (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Prominent, lost place 4 out, 10th of 11, well behind Everaard (11-9) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Borolee (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Close up and disputed lead, 2nd 4 out, 3rd from next, lost place and no extra from before straight, 6th of 9, 30l behind Dazzlers Day (11-0) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar.
Copper's Gold (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Close up, reminder 11th, went 5th from 12th, weakened next, 6th of 10, 35l behind Knight Woodsman (11-0) at Musselburgh 3m Am hcp ch 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.
Finbin (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) In touch, pushed along before 14th, one pace before 3 out, 4th of 11, well behind Lutin Du Moulin (10-9) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jun.
Twice Lucky 8-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, led after 4th, headed 6th, lost place 5 out, weakened and pulled up after next, in a race won by Sleep In First (11-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs, 12 ran.
Bob Will (IRE) 11-4 (10-2) Led, headed before 11th, chased leader, ridden after 14th, lost place 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 5, 27l behind Dusky Bob (11-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.
Shooting Times 3-1 (11-7) Prominent, jumped left and led 3rd, headed 5th, led 6th until 8th, weakened 2 out, 6th of 8, 31l behind Mansonien L'as (10-13) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Blazing Diva (IRE) 9-1 (10-1) Towards rear, reminders 3rd, never dangerous, 8th of 13, well behind Etxalar (11-1) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Ballybanks (IRE) 9-2 (10-6) Led, not fluent 9th, headed after 5 out, kept on from 2 out, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Knight Woodsman (11-0) at Musselburgh 3m Am hcp ch 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.
Sam Patch 6-1 (10-3) Held up in last trio, headway before 2 out, stayed on to 3rd before last, no impression, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Ancient Times (9-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Samson Collonges (FR) 11-4 (10-4) Mid-division, went 3rd at 8th, went 2nd from 6 out, weakened after 5 out, tailed off and pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Dingo Bay (10-7) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.
Miss Sunflower 12-1 (11-7) (cp) in tch til outpcd 15, 4th of 6, 21l behind Rear Admiral (12-3) at Easingwold 3m ptp gd in May.
Matmata de Tendron (FR) 8-1 (10-0) Prominent, challenged 5th, led approaching 7th, headed and ridden 9th, outpaced after 4 out, stayed on going to last, closing on 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Keeverfield (11-5) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.