Spot Fine ran well in March when returning to action after a long break but his two latest efforts have been poor including over fences last time. CINDER RUA has performed in better company and though it remains to be seen how she acts on this quicker ground her overall form gives her the edge. Portrade showed his first sign of ability here last month and wouldn't need to improve much to take a hand while winning bumper Massini's Brook should have benefited from his first start over hurdles at Cork. Cousin Bill looks best of the remainder.
Massini's Brook (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Held up, improved to be close up from 8th, on terms approaching 6 out, led before 5 out where not fluent, headed 3 out, no extra, 7th of 24, 26l behind Thekingofconnemara (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl.
Castaway Island (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden in 6th next, soon weakened, 7th of 20, 24l behind Odit (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf.
Clearly Capable (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, ran freely, lost place 5f out and soon weakened, completely tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Free Expression (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat in Apr.
Cousin Bill (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, tended to jump left, pushed along briefly from 4th where not fluent, reminders after 6th, went moderate 4th approaching straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 16l behind Guiding George (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Cut The Corner (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of Snipe Victory.
Kilene Brook (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Mid div, 4th 2out,wknd bef last, ko onepcd, 4th of 12, 7l behind All Or Now (11-4) at Quakerstown 3m ire ptp gs in Mar '13.
Long House Hall (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 5f out, soon strongly pressed, headed 3f out and ridden, no extra over 2f out, 9th of 18, 17l behind Eight Till Late (11-11) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat gs in Apr.
Mississippilanding 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear, progress into moderate 11th 3 out, ridden in 7th and no impression entering straight, 5th and slight mistake 2 out, left 4th, no extra before last, 6th of 18, 22l behind Lord Adare (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl gs in Apr.
Portrade (IRE) 80-1 (10-13) Soon led, jumped left 4th, soon clear, reduced lead and almost joined from 3 out, headed approaching straight, soon no impression, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 14, 13l behind Macnicholson (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Replacement Plan (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Shannon Pearl.
Spot Fine 10-1 (11-12) Led, clear halfway, reduced advantage 4 out, headed next, soon weakened quickly, 8th of 15, 50l behind Highbrow Blue (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase sft in Apr.
Storm Knight (IRE) September Storm gelding out of Tim's Brief.
Cinder Rua (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Prominent, 2nd approaching straight, lost place when not fluent 2 out, soon no extra, 7th of 21, 20l behind Kilnockin Lady (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mares mdn hdl.
Hanratty (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ww rr of mid div, prog 4out to trk ldrs, chall 2out, qck jmp last & qcknd well, won at Borris House 3m ire ptp gf in Apr '12 beating Maizeys Honour (12-0) by hd, 13 ran.
Olwenbrook (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, no extra approaching straight, weakened, 17th of 18, well behind Love On Top (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
The Galway Cailin (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Soon tracked leaders, lost place and not fluent 4 out, weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by O Maonlai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb, 25 ran.
Corrib Princess (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 9th of 25, 41l behind O Maonlai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.