The Tullow Tank ran twice over hurdles at the beginning of the year, including a decent effort in a Grade 2 here, before easily landing a Fairyhouse bumper in March. He can put his experience to good use but may find TURNANDGO too strong for him. An easy winner of his only point-to-point, he was beaten when a long odds-on chance for his bumper debut at Clonmel but gave supporters no cause for concern on his next two starts, both on heavy ground, and looks a fine prospect. Ballyroe Rambler is another with hurdling experience though his latest run was in a Wexford bumper but it's the once-raced Red Road who could provide more of a threat as he really caught the eye on his only start behind Upsie in a maiden over this track and trip in February. Winning bumper O Maonlai may do best of the remainder.
Ardo Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Soon close up, disputed lead after 4f, soon led, joined from 4f out, ridden in 2nd over 3f out, no extra straight, 10th of 14, 17l behind Gocheck (11-7) at Thurles 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Ballyine (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, no extra 3 out, tailed off, 19th of 20, well behind Tabac Brun (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Oct.
Ballyroe Rambler (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Held up, mainly 5th, headway into 3rd 5f out, close up 4f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, soon led, strongly pressed 1 1/2f out, disputed inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Herons Heir (11-7) at Wexford 2m N H flat sft in Oct.
Blue Bicycle (USA) 10-1 (11-12) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th and no impression 3 out, no extra next, 5th of 13, 38l behind Another Charm (11-5) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Brave Glen (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Towards rear, no danger approaching 3 out where brought down, in a race won by Captain Lob (11-1) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun, 14 ran.
Dromnea (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, 5th before halfway, closed up from before 3 out, no extra from before last where slightly impeded, 4th of 14, 23l behind Aerlite Supreme (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Golden Rascal (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Led, ridden and headed 4f out, soon weakened, 15th of 16, well behind Nathans Pride (11-11) at Thurles 2m NH flat gd in Apr.
Gort An Chnoic (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 5th after 4 out, ridden and no impression next, weakened, 5th of 8, 44l behind Rightdownthemiddle (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl in Oct.
Much Wants More (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, on terms 4out, rdn & wknd bef 3out, pu bef 2out, in a race won by Kilgefin Star (12-0) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May, 11 ran.
O Maonlai (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway into 5th 4f out, ridden into 3rd 2f out, no impression leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 7, 11l behind Outlander (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Oscar Buzz (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division when stumbled and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Gilt Shadow (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl, 15 ran.
Phil The Flyer (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, still in touch in close 8th but under pressure on inner over 3f out, no extra straight, 11th of 14, 18l behind Gocheck (11-7) at Thurles 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Red Road (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Towards rear, some progress 3 out, moderate 10th entering straight, 9th and ridden 2 out, kept on without threatening, 4th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Upsie (11-4) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
The Cub (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Alw pr, cl 3rd 2out, rdn to chall & ld last, row, snug, won at Borris House 3m ire ptp gf in Apr '11 beating Definite Chance (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
The Tullow Tank (IRE) 2-1fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead and ridden 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Mar beating Real Steel (11-7) by 9l, 10 ran.
Truly Genius (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, no impression from 4 out, ridden and weakened, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Gilt Shadow (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl.
Turnandgo (IRE) 9-4fav (12-0) Tracked leaders, 6th 5f out, improved to lead travelling well entering straight, soon ridden, went clear final furlong, stayed on strongly, impressive, won at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr beating Captain Cutter (11-9) by 9l, 15 ran.
Venture West (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, some headway early straight and moderate 8th before last, no extra run-in, 11th of 22, 21l behind Peter From Paris (11-9) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Oct.
Miss Faithful (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Led early, headed after 3f, weakened quickly from 3f out, 21st of 23, 37l behind Stephanie Frances (11-0) at Punchestown 2m nhf gf in May.
Tortueuse (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders early, mid-division in 6th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 35l behind Empire Of Dirt (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl in Oct.