Draco has done well enough to suggest Aidan O'Brien will get a race out of him, though he may have to wait until sent over hurdles. Real Man Of War didn't show much between the flags but ran well at Limerick last month and is likely to make further progress. Sir Scorpion was beaten by a 50/1 chance on his debut at Fairyhouse but had an odds-on chance behind so the form could be decent while Tornado Watch did very well to chase home two much better-fancied rivals at Ballinrobe. BELLE INDIGO made her debut at Limerick in October and produced a very encouraging performance, chasing home Voluptueux with subsequent winners in third and fourth. Hopefully she'll be ready after her break and her rider's claim can help her go one better.
Balinaboola Prince (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden in 5th when slipped up before straight, in a race won by Marinero (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gd, 12 ran.
Blueberry Hill (IRE) 9-2fav (11-2) Led and clear, reducing lead from 6f out, strongly pressed over 3f out, headed and no extra from 2f out, 10th of 16, 20l behind Everlasting Spring (12-0) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gf in Aug.
Derryfadda (IRE) 50-1 (12-0) Tracked leader, led before straight, headed 2f out, dropped to moderate 4th and no extra from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 11l behind Marinero (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gd.
Draco 4-1 (11-7) Soon led, 4 lengths advantage halfway, ridden early straight, headed over 1f out and wandered under pressure, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Investmentsuccess (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Apr.
Giants In The Sky With Approval gelding out of Crockadore.
Highest Benefit (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Deep Gold.
Longhousecross (IRE) Trans Island gelding out of Blanchfield.
Maighnealta (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Held up, progress 5f out, close 3rd 4f out, ridden in 5th 3f out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Riviera Sun (11-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat in Mar.
Mr Diablo (IRE) 50-1 (11-10) Mid-division, closer in 6th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression from 2 out, 7th of 22, 38l behind Waxies Dargle (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Oldcourt (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 7th approaching straight, 6th under 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 7th of 12, 22l behind Killer Crow (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
Real Man Of War (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th 4f out, ridden into 4th 2f out, 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 18, 1 1/2l behind Eight Till Late (11-11) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat gs in Apr.
Sir Scorpion (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 3rd entering straight, challenged 2f out, soon led, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 13, 8l behind Moon Racer (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m nhf in Apr.
Tornado Watch (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd over 2f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Sir Abbot (12-0) at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
Belle Indigo (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Towards rear, closer in 8th approaching straight, 6th 2f out, 3rd from 1f out, soon no impression, kept on, 2nd of 16, 5l behind Voluptueux (11-5) at Limerick 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Jesse's Oscar (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Alw rr, last & mstk 5out, to 7th aftr 3out, pu bef last, in a race won by Golan Road (11-11) at Lismore 3m ire ptp in Mar, 10 ran.
Orchidsforallison (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) In rear, no impression from 4f out, never a factor, 10th of 14, 42l behind Josephine Marcus (10-13) at Wexford 2m sft in Apr.