Coolking had been running over fences before a fine effort back over timber at Cork in March though connections won't be pleased with a 5lb rise. COURT KNEE is still a maiden after a dozen starts over timber but has gone close on the last couple of occasions and she's well enough weighted to finally gain her first success. Carrigeen Kariega is also a maiden and though dropping slowly in the ratings she still looks to have plenty of weight and was well beaten in a maiden last time. Push The Button hasn't had much experience but found plenty of progress at Fairyhouse last time and could provide the main threat.
Carrigeen Kariega (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Led, headed after 4 out, ridden in 3rd before 3 out, no extra in 4th entering straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 12l behind Hunting Party (11-4) at Thurles 3m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Itsy Bitsy Spider (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 5 out, soon weakened and tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Backinthere (11-11) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar.
Kilcross Boy (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, no extra from 3 out, last of 13, well behind Ordinary Man (11-10) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct.
Push The Button (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th after 3 out, plenty to do in 4th 2 out, left 3rd at last, stayed on well run-in to lead close home, won at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gs in Apr beating Rafi De Triana (11-2) by 1l, 22 ran.
Coolking 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway into 5th 4 out, ridden in 3rd 3 out, no impression leaders next, kept on in 2nd last, stayed on run-in to close on winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Peace In The West (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.
Butney Boy (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, some progress 3 out, ridden and no impression straight, 8th of 20, 16l behind Call Rog (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl sft in Mar.
Not For Burning (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) In rear, closer in moderate 5th 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, well behind Some Tikket (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
The Blarney Rose (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Waited with, went 5th after 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 15l behind Malt Gem (11-4) at Cork 3m Amateur Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) in Apr.
Vincent Row (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden from 3 out, under pressure in 9th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Followmeuptocarlow (10-2) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gs in Apr, 24 ran.
Fiveinthemorn (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Prominent and tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, dropped to 5th next and soon no extra, weakened, 8th of 18, 25l behind Kilmainham (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Ballyfinboy (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Soon led, joined 3 out, soon headed and no extra, 9th of 18, 44l behind Hazariban (10-4) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Apr.
Milans Cross (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 12th early, kept on same pace from 4 out, 8th of 18, well behind Spot The Pro (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Pairc Na Leasa (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Waited with, some headway from 4 out, no impression and kept on from 2 out, 8th of 21, 17l behind Living Next Door (10-10) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Apr.
Wells China (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Slowly away but soon in mid-division, raced keenly, headway 3 out and 2nd briefly next, soon ridden and dropped to 7th before last, hampered and left moderate 6th, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 14l behind Tyrone Tiger (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Mar.
Urban Desert (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders on outer, 5th halfway, ridden and dropped towards rear 4 out, no extra, rear when fell 2 out, in a race won by Courageous Cry (11-2) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov, 14 ran.
Court Knee (IRE) 6-4fav (11-1) Poor visibility in back straight) mid-division on inner, 6th halfway, pushed along in 5th 2 out, ridden to go 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 5l behind All Honours (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Lord Orphan (FR) 40-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, slow 5 out, ridden and no impression next, 9th of 11, 50l behind Clar Na Mionn (11-8) at Cork 2m 4f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (6yo+) hvy in Mar.
Pocasset (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear on inside, headway into mid-division 8th, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before next, 9th of 11, 43l behind All The Way Home (11-7) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Apr.
Twelve Gold Bars (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th approaching 5 out, no extra from before straight, 8th of 12, well behind Dazzlers Day (10-9) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.
Easy Vic (IRE) 11-2fav (10-8) Rear of mid-division on inner, dropped to rear 6th, headway from 4 out, ridden in 6th 2 out, went 4th at last, stayed on well run-in, just failed, 2nd of 20, hd behind Lord Alfie (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 gs in Apr.
It's Lou's Turn (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, headway into 5th 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 3rd when fell last, in a race won by Yeoman (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Dec '10, 15 ran.