SON AMIX arrived from France with a big reputation and started a short-priced favourite on his debut for new connections at Thurles in January but ran a shocker behind Politeo. He quickly put that behind him with an easy success at Navan before an excellent run in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham behind Sanctuaire. Politeo hasn't quite gone on from his debut success and is firmly held by Doctor Deejay on their recent run behind Fingal Rock at Fairyhouse. Doctor Deejay's trainer Willie Mullins is also represented by Final Approach, a useful performer on the flat and a very easy winner of a maiden at Downpatrick on his hurdling debut. Dermot Weld's hurdling newcomer Sublime Talent, a winner at Limerick last week, is one to keep an eye on as is while Kotkidy, who had some useful form in France last season.
Are You The One (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Mid-division, close 5th approaching straight, went 3rd 2 out, no impression on winner from last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Rory Anna (10-9) at Limerick 2m 4yo hdl in Mar.
Doctor Deejay (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Held up in rear, progress 3 out, 3rd 2 out, soon challenged, close 2nd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Fingal Rock (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo hdl Grd 3 hvy.
Final Approach 4-7fav (11-7) Tracked leaders in 5th, jumped well, close 3rd travelling best 2 out, 2nd and challenged approaching last, led early run-in, driven clear, easily, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl in Mar beating Fearnwood Girl (10-11) by 9l, 13 ran.
Gimli's Rock (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, 3rd before 3 out, ridden in 4th and no extra last, kept on same pace (poor visibility), 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Cross Appeal (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo hdl Grd 3 hvy in Nov.
Jerry's Agent (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, headway to challenge 2 out, soon led, strongly pressed run-in, kept on well under pressure, won at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Mar beating Headly's Bridge (11-7) by nk, 15 ran.
King's Counsel (IRE) 3-1 (10-0) Led, driven 3 out, headed after next, soon ridden and one pace, lost 2nd last, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Sir Tantallus Hawk (11-12) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
Kotkidy (FR) (11-2) 2nd of 8, 8l behind American Bowl (10-12) at Cagnes-sur-Mer(FR) 2m 1f hdl sft in Dec.
Ned Of The Hill (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place after 3rd, weakened 5th, 14th of 24, 27l behind Sanctuaire (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m Juvenile Novice Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4yo) (1) gd in Mar.
Politeo (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 6th, dropped to rear 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 6th of 9, 16l behind Fingal Rock (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo hdl Grd 3 hvy.
Son Amix (FR) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, every chance approaching 2 out, soon ridden, beaten before last, stayed on same pace, 4th of 24, 14l behind Sanctuaire (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m Juvenile Novice Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4yo) (1) gd in Mar.
Sounds of Jupiter (IRE) 2-5fav (10-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, close up travelling best from 3 out, led narrowly approaching last, driven out to assert run-in, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan beating Ned Of The Hill (10-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Bluebell Rock (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Led, headed and weakened quickly approaching 3 out, tailed off, 16th of 20, well behind Shanrod (11-0) at Navan 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Calle Aneto (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Soon mid-division, no impression from before 3 out, moderate 8th and kept on without threatening approaching straight, 7th of 19, 19l behind Roseska (10-9) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo hdl gf in Oct.
Morning Time (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway to 5th before 3 out, improved to challenge in 3rd 2 out, ridden and no extra approaching last, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 6l behind Capellanus (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Sublime Talent (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Prominent, 2nd before straight, 3rd 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong, reduced lead close home, won at Limerick 1m 3f mdn stks beating Ruler Of All (9-7) by nk, 10 ran (flat).
Suffren (USA) 14-1 (10-10) Rear of mid-division, no impression from before 2 out, 9th of 15, 47l behind Rite Of Passage (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Time Machine (UAE) 8-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 2 out, headed before last, no extra in 2nd when slight mistake last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Pittoni (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Ma Ani (USA) 8-1 (11-2) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 18l behind Iron Duke (10-13) at Tramore 2m 4yo mdn hdl gf.