Mazuri Cowboy ran better than expected when runner-up to Dream Function at Clonmel with today's rival CASTLE WINGS just behind. The former has since run poorly at Fairyhouse and the latter was racing over a trip much too short that day and can reverse the placings and take this. He ran very well in a better race here yesterday and gets the vote if allowed to take his chance. Western Man only showed a glimmer of ability over timber but won between the flags so may do better over fences. Barnanely Beau has won twice between the flags but hasn't been seen since May of last year while another point-to-point winner, Hatrick Harry, was well beaten over hurdles at Thurles last month.
Barnanely Beau (IRE) 11-10 (12-0) In rr & last until sl prog from 4out, 6th & btn well aftr 3out, bhnd when pu bef 2out, in a race won by Lizzie Fennell (11-9) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp gs in May '11, 10 ran.
Castle Wings (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, distant 5th early straight and left 4th 2 out, left moderate 3rd after last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 14l behind Dream Function (11-5) at Clonmel 2m 3f beg chs.
Hatrick Harry (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Behind from halfway, trailing from 4 out, 9th of 11, well behind Bishopsfurze (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl in Nov.
Mazuri Cowboy (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Always in rear, behind when slightly hampered 2 out, 7th of 11, 41l behind Canaly (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs sft.
Western Man (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, slightly hampered 6 out, never a factor, 5th of 7, 34l behind Thouva (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs.