Caim Hill has run well over trips too short on his last two starts and Philip Fenton's very versatile and successful jumper has to be on the shortlist. DRIVE TIME has had plenty of success on the Flat and he's now a very promising hurdler. He hasn't been seen since September but an absence hasn't bothered him in the past and he looks the one to be on.Shop Dj has been alternating between hurdles and fences with plenty of success and, as a dual bumper winner and successful on her only all-weather start, she looks the main threat.
Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Settled towards rear, headway on outer into 4th approaching straight, ridden and no impression from 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Abou Ben (10-9) at Listowel 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) sft.
Caim Hill (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Soon tracked leaders, improved to be on terms from 3f out, headed from 2f out, dropped to 4th and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Abou Ben (8-8) at Limerick 2m hcp 60-90.
Drive Time (USA) 1-2fav (11-11) Soon tracked leader, led 2f out, headed 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Great Oak (10-13) at Killarney 2m 1f am stks (4yo+) sft in Sep.
Prince Of Fire (GER) 12-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden entering straight and no impression in 5th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 11l behind Cul Baire (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gf.
Anshan Dreams 10-1 (8-10) Led, joined 6f out, headed 4f out, dropped to 7th and no extra into straight, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Abou Ben (8-8) at Limerick 2m hcp 60-90.
Courageous Cry (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Held up, no impression straight, eased final furlong, 12th of 19, 17l behind Tiz The Shot (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gf in Oct '10.
Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, 8th 6f out, no extra from 4f out, 14th of 15, well behind Little Green (9-3) at Clonmel 2m hcp 47-65 sft in May.
Valiquest (FR) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leader, led 2nd, headed halfway, ridden and weakened approaching 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Muzak (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft in May, 8 ran.
Mireya (IRE) 2-1fav (11-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 3 out, 2nd briefly 2 out, no impression leader, 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Clar Na Mionn (11-8) at Cork 2m 4f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (6yo+) hvy in Mar.
Rhinestone Cowgirl (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Soon towards rear, niggled along 3rd, no impression approaching 5 out, 12th of 13, well behind Faanan Aldaar (11-0) at Roscommon 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.
Shop Dj (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 6f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Feb '12 beating Roe Deer (9-11) by 1l, 14 ran.