OUR JOEY has his first run away from Perth and is also making his hurdling debut but he looked a decent prospect when beating a previous winner, among others, in a bumper last month and may enjoy a fitness advantage over One For Hocky, whose victory in a Newcastle bumper in March hasn't really worked out. Deise Dynamo was second in a Tallow point-to-point in February and is now with a yard that has done well with similar types. He may have more scope than Castlelawn and Edmund while Rocking Blues may need this.
Benfit Way (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Ld, keen & sn clr, red adv 6out, hdd aftr 5out & wknd qckly, pu bef 4out, in a race won by Kerryhead Storm (12-0) at Maralin 3m ire ptp hvy, 10 ran.
Castlelawn (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, tracked winner, driven and lost place approaching 2 out, no impression between last 2, 4th of 8, 16l behind Pas Trop Tard (10-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Deise Dynamo (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Rcd 3rd, 2nd from 4out where mstk, 1l 2nd & mstk 2out, 2l 2nd & btn when mstk last, ko onepcd, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Dotties Dilema (11-7) at Tallow 3m ire ptp in Feb.
Edmund (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4th until ridden after 3 out, weakened soon after, hit last, 5th of 15, 39l behind Star In Flight (11-10) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Feb.
One For Hocky (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 3f out, led on bit 2f out, pushed olong over 1f out, ridden out and kept on well, won at Newcastle 2m mdn nhf (6) gs in Mar beating Flamingo Cay (10-10) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Our Joey (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Pressed leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep beating Maison De Ville (10-9) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Resoluton 80-1 (10-12) In touch, lost place before 4th, soon beaten, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Pas Trop Tard (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Rocking Blues (FR) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon ridden, led well over 1f out, ran on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) gd in Oct '10 beating First Rock (11-0) by 8l, 10 ran.