It's about time URANO was winning over hurdles and this looks a good opportunity. Willie Mullins' charge, unbeaten in three bumpers in France, has cost his supporters a packet in three runs over timber for the champion trainer but he's come up against decent opposition and can finally come good. Cullentry Royal landed a Sligo bumper on his debut a year ago and bounced back to form on his final start over hurdles at Clonmel in September, though he wouldn't want any more rain. Tropical Three looks a big threat as she has run very well over timber on a couple of occasions and reverted to a bumper at the Punchestown Festival to gain a convincing victory. Never Complain and Kilbarry Beauty are others to note in a race which should produce winners over the summer.
Cullentry Royal 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, ridden to dispute lead briefly 2 out, soon headed and 3rd at last, kept on run-in to regain 2nd, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Cloudgazer (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Urano (FR) 1-2fav (11-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, mistake 3 out, improved to lead entering straight, ridden and challenged last, soon headed and no extra, kept on same pace, 2nd of 20, 4l behind Legal Exit (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Kilbarry Beauty (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway from 4f out, ridden in 5th entering straight, kept on without threatening to go moderate 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 15, 25l behind Turnandgo (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr.
Tropical Three (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Made all, ridden to assert early straight and stayed on well final furlong, won at Punchestown 2m 1f mares n h flat hvy in Apr beating Bluemountainbeach (10-13) by 3 1/2l, 20 ran.
A Country Mile 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 16, 33l behind Band Of Blood (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gd.
Coolroe (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Led, headed 5 out, 4th 3 out, ridden and no extra before straight, 15th of 17, 41l behind Elegant Statesman (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Dr Nana (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 14th of 17, 38l behind Elegant Statesman (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Follow The Pals (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Led, headed 5f out, ridden in 4th 3f out, no extra entering straight, 6th of 17, 41l behind The Job Is Right (12-0) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat gd.
Green Thirty Two (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened and tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Our Man Zebo (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Apr, 15 ran.
Ned The Vet (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened and pulled up before last, in a race won by Mic Milano (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 5yo mdn hdl gd in Jul, 9 ran.
Never Complain (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 3 out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 4th of 18, 30l behind Spot The Pro (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Pals Leg (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd 3 out, ridden in 3rd and no extra before straight, kept on one pace, weakened before last, 5th of 12, 44l behind Pencilhimin (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Rise Above It (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Led, headed from 5f out, no extra over 3f out, last of 10, well behind Golden Plan (11-7) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat hvy in Dec.
West Of The Edge (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Soon towards rear, hampered 3rd, no impression from 5 out, 11th of 15, well behind Burn And Turn (11-5) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs gd.
Ballymackrory (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Elegant Statesman (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Hannah's Lane (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always rear, no threat from 3 out, tailed off, 18th of 20, well behind Treacy Hotels Boy (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft.
Latin Prayer (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Well off pace towards rear, headway to chase leaders 3 out, no impression when mistake next, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 12l behind The Quiet Hawk (10-4) at Killarney 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl gs in Aug '11.
Spider Baby (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra approaching 3 out, weakened, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Unika La Reconce (10-13) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Beatsupreme 25-1 (10-7) Always rear, no threat after 3 out and weakened, completely tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Flying Light (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Our Ellie B (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Prominent, beaten when pecked 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 20, 12l behind Sitcom (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Mar.