JOHANNISBERGER has been given a couple of months to get over being pulled up at Punchestown and would have few problems winning this on his earlier form over fences. He's taken to gain his first success as Cadspeed has had trouble with his jumping lately having made a bright start over the larger obstacles. Golden Ticket has been going well over hurdles and his pedigree suggests he can do well over fences while Hidden Future has shown some ability and may prove best of the remainder.
Cadspeed (FR) 2-1fav (11-12) Raced 3rd, close up when mistake 5 out, pushed along next, improved to dispute lead briefly entering straight, soon weakened, moderate 3rd and no impression when bad mistake at last, all out to hold on for 3rd, 3rd of 13, 22l behind Savello (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy in Feb.
El Mondo (FR) 25-1 (11-5) Always rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, 29l behind Tennis Cap (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp hdl hvy in Jan.
Golden Ticket (AUS) 9-2fav (10-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 3rd entering straight, 2nd last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 21, 3 1/2l behind He's Our Man (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gd in May.
Hidden Future (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, bad mistake 4th and dropped to rear, bumped slightly 5 out, soon ridden in moderate 4th, no impression straight, 6th of 9, 40l behind Barneys Honour (10-12) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft.
Johannisberger (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Always rear, niggled along before halfway and trailing when pulled up after 6 out, in a race won by Madam Bovary (11-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Jan, 16 ran.
King Vuvuzela (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, moderate 5th 4 out, no impression from next, tailed off, 5th of 13, well behind Savello (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy in Feb.
Louisville Lip (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Led, headed after 3 out, close up and ridden 2 out, no extra before last, 5th of 10, 13l behind Lough Ferrib (10-12) at Listowel 2m hcp hdl hvy in Sep.
Paddy The Stout (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Towards rear, no danger when refused last, in a race won by Home Farm (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase sft in Feb, 13 ran.
Prince Rudi (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Chased clear leader in 2nd, lost place 2 out, soon no impression, 6th of 11, 19l behind Away We Go (10-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
Slew Charm (FR) 14-1 (10-2) Waited with well off the pace towards rear, progress from before 4 out, kept on same pace from next, 8th of 11, 36l behind Away We Go (10-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
The Way We Were (IRE) 18-1 (11-12) Waited with, good progress going well from 4 out, soon prominent, no extra from 2 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 49l behind Home Farm (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase sft in Feb.