CALL THE POLICE makes a quick reappearance after a very moderate effort when back over 3m at Cork on Sunday. His earlier victories over Magnanimity and Foildubh would be good enough for this though he was expected to perform much better last time. Rathlin looked a very useful recruit to chasing when landing a Naas Grade 2 last February and finishing runner-up to Flemenstar in the Powers Gold Cup but he became disappointing and though the selection finished 7l behind him that day he's done better subsequently. Mr Cracker, who won a Grade 2 novice chase at Limerick in 2011, should prove best of the remaining trio.
Mr Cracker (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, 4th 4 out, ridden and no impression before straight, moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 22l behind Tarla (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hdl hvy in Mar.
Rathlin 12-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, mistake 5th, some progress from 3 out, moderate 11th and ridden 2 out, kept on, 7th of 19, 10l behind Dressedtothenines (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Mar.
Call The Police (IRE) 2-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, 4th before 3 out, no impression next, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 30l behind Roi Du Mee (11-10) at Cork 3m chs Grade 3 (1) in Mar.
Sumkindasuprstar (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Soon led, headed and clear of remainder with leader approaching straight, 3rd before 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 6th of 18, 5l behind De Benno (11-5) at Cork 2m 3f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (4yo+).
Royal De La Thinte (FR) 25-1 (11-3) Close up and disputed lead, 2nd and no extra from before 4 out, dropped towards rear and no extra next, last of 8, 48l behind Mount Benbulben (11-0) at Thurles 2m 2f chs 0-145 sft in Feb.