Dick Dundee is an interesting recruit from point-to-points though he hasn't been seen since scoring at The Pigeons in March of last year. Sizing Gold has come up against a couple of useful winners in his two starts over timber and it was no disgrace to finish behind Don Cossack at Navan. He's an obvious threat to all with progress almost guaranteed but HARD TO SWALLOW may have his measure. He had some very strong form when trained in the UK and looked in need of the run on his first start for Jim Culloty at Cork in October. Morning Assembly made a winning bumper debut at Punchestown before beaten in a better race there while Presenting Lol showed potential when third over this trip at Clonmel in February.
Admiral Hawke (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Led, clear after 2nd, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, 4th and no extra from 2 out, 4th of 8, 27l behind Return Spring (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.
Arctic Trail (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Mid div, rdn in 3rd 3out, not qckn with wnr but ko, rallied late, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Jive Master (12-0) at Rathmorrissey 3m ire ptp gd in Mar '11.
Dick Dundee 4-5 (12-0) Alw cl up, prog to ld 2out, qknc bef last, kow when chall, won at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp gs in Mar '11 beating Hereishoping (12-0) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Drishogue Lad (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, not fluent in rear, struggling 5th, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Robbie (11-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Forever Gold (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Prominent in chasing group, slight mistake 5 out, not fluent next, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 5th of 10, 19l behind Wingtips (11-9) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Hard To Swallow (IRE) 11-10fav (11-4) Waited with, closed up to be prominent travelling well 4 out, niggled along before straight, challenged 3 out, no extra and kept on same pace from next, 4th of 9, 12l behind Dushrembrandt (11-4) at Cork 3m nh nov hdl in Oct.
Jabus (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Soon mid-division at ordinary pace, closer order from over 5f out, 4th 4f out and disputed lead 3f out, no extra and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 18, 14l behind Gilt Shadow (11-8) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gs in Nov.
Morning Assembly (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 4th approaching straight, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 22l behind Buckers Bridge (11-9) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr.
Presenting Lol (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Soon tracked leaders, 4th for much, no impression from before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Betterthanalright (11-1) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Sizing Gold (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Led, joined 3 out, soon ridden, headed next, kept on same pace from last without threatening winner, 2nd of 15, 10l behind Don Cossack (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
West Council (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra after 3 out, 8th of 12, well behind Dante Anna (10-12) at Gowran Park 3m mdn hdl sft.
En Suite (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Ur 1st, in a race won by Ballymac's Present (12-0) at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gs in Oct, 11 ran.