Wicklow Gold started 20/1 on his opening run and didn't show much so is overlooked despite his connections. Jimmy Lambe's horses are in good form so Ayr runner-up Ballybogey is respected. Our Cobajay hasn't been beaten far in his last two starts but Red Admirable should do better over jumps so it's the newcomer BENEMEADE who looks the one to be on. He's a brother to a winning hurdler and half-brother to a bumper winner and his trainer has introduced several winning newcomers in this sphere already this season.
Agent James (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Savanagh.
Ballybogey (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Set steady pace, headed 3 out, no impression on winner from next, jumped left last, one pace, 2nd of 9, 10l behind Green Flag (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy.
Hidden Shadow (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Led, headed before halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out and no impression in 4th over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 12, 24l behind Ceasar Milan (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.
Our Cobajay (IRE) 8-11fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th 4f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out, 4th of 8, 9l behind Prideofthecastle (11-9) at Limerick 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.
Red Admirable (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Mid-division on inner, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th over 2f out, moderate 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Ceasar Milan (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.
Belfastdarknstormy (IRE) Storming Home gelding out of Whatalady.
Benemeade (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Millicent Bridge.
Curraigflemens (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Curraig Monashee.
Wicklow Gold (FR) 20-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, some headway in moderate 10th 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 19, 35l behind Clondaw Kaempfer (10-6) at Fairyhouse 2m nhf gs in Apr.