KING OF THE REFS never won over hurdles and has had six runs over fences without scoring but his overall form is better than that of these rivals and he can finally get off the mark. Lough Roe Lady made a promising debut over fences in what looked a decent contest at Kilbeggan and with progress likely she looks the main threat. Hevelius and Hansupfordetroit were both a long way behind Burn And Turn here earlier this month and will need to find more. Chasing newcomer Whats Happening is one to keep an eye on though he ran poorly on his latest start over hurdles in March.
Hansupfordetroit (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Towards rear, poor 10th and no impression 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 15, well behind Burn And Turn (11-5) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs sft.
Hevelius 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, mistake 4 out, no impression in moderate 9th 3 out, ridden into 6th before straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 36l behind Burn And Turn (11-5) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs sft.
King Of The Refs (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Not fluent 1st, soon mid-division, headway from 3 out, chased leaders and no impression from before last, kept on same pace without threatening, 3rd of 20, 4 1/2l behind Boss's Star (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd.
Terry Tibbs (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, closer in 6th 5 out, ridden into 4th entering straight, no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 10l behind She's Got Grit (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 7f nov hunt ch hvy.
Walker Ridge (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Towards rear, ridden from 4 out, no impression from next, 10th of 13, 31l behind Wicklow Lad (11-4) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.
Whats Happening (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, 9th 4 out, soon weakened, 16th of 20, well behind Call Rog (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl sft in Mar.
West Of The Edge (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 11th of 16, 45l behind Kilbarry Beauty (11-5) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl sft.
Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 4th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mrs beg chs sft.