Reafadda has been inconsistent over timber and is penalised for his bumper victory while All Day Long followed a couple of promising efforts with a poor run at Kilbeggan. Grove Field appeared to get bogged down in heavy going at Navan after a very good run behind Follow The Sign at Fairyhouse so enters the equation while Romeo Is Bleeding definitely has the form to win this though an absence since November is a concern. KANDINSKI couldn't quite cope with Our Man Zebo when making his debut over this trip at Ballinrobe but the third has won subsequently and Robert Tyner's charge can go one better.
Reafadda (IRE) 2-1 (11-12) Prominent, niggled along from 4 out, weakened approaching straight, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Futuramic (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
All Day Long (IRE) 3-1 (10-13) Prominent, on terms 4 out, soon headed, 4th 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 28l behind Alelchi Inois (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl sft.
Ballinahow Oscar (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Bad mistake and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Seskinane (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl sft, 16 ran.
Barrabehy (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Led, headed halfway, ridden and weakened over 5f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Sizing Tennessee (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Dec.
Coolmill (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 3 out, ridden entering straight, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 13l behind Lastofthepilots (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Courtncatcher (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Mid-division on outer, 8th halfway, no extra after 4 out and pulled up before next, in a race won by Missie Ella (10-1) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec, 11 ran.
Don't Tel Toppy (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Twrds rr of mid div, prog 3out, chall when faster jump & ld last, so best, won at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp gs in May '11 beating Archie Meade (12-0) by 1l, 19 ran.
Firmount Gent (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden in 7th entering straight, under pressure when bad mistake 2 out, soon no extra, 10th of 17, 33l behind Elegant Statesman (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Grove Field (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, no impression on winner from 2 out, dropped to moderate 3rd run-in, 3rd of 10, 16l behind Some Tikket (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Here I Am (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Prominent, ridden over 5f out, soon lost place and no extra from before straight, 13th of 14, well behind Golantilla (11-5) at Cork 2m N H flat in Jan.
Kandinski (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved to lead 2 out, ridden and challenged before straight, headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 4l behind Our Man Zebo (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Kilmacallogue Bay 7-1 (11-4) Twrds rr & ur 5out, in a race won by One Shot Davy (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec, 13 ran.
Mitebeall Forluck 10-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 7th 3f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 24l behind Quickpick Vic (12-0) at Naas 2m NH flat sft in Mar.
Rightville Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Always prominent, slight mistake 2nd, no impression approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 22l behind Spot The Pro (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Romeo Is Bleeding (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Led, ridden and challenged 3 out, headed before 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Bonisland (11-8) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl gd in Nov.
Sam Da Vinci (GER) 3-1fav (11-12) Close up in 2nd, jumped left 3rd, ridden in 3rd before straight, soon no extra in 4th, 4th of 10, 13l behind Kilavalley (11-12) at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
What Present (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 10th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 17, 44l behind Young Finnegan (11-11) at Cork 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Apr.
Mac Idol (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Soon tracked leaders, led approaching 3 out (usual 4 out), dropped to 2nd before 2 out (usual 3 out), soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 14l behind Seskinane (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl sft.
Logans John (IRE) Craigsteel gelding out of My Annie.
Saltmills Blackie (IRE) 6-4 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, 4th 1/2way & fair 6th aftr 4out, prog 3out & 2nd bef last, ld 75 yards out until jnd on line, won at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct deadheating with Ben Akram (11-7), 11 ran.
Wyndcrest (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) In touch, 7th halfway, dropped to rear and weakened 6f out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Drumlee (11-4) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Nov.