Naas winner Quickpick Vic was found wanting at Aintree and this is another tough test. Captain Cutter probably came up against a smart prospect at Ascot in February and may have scope for improvement but Turnandgo is also heading in the right direction judged on an easy at Clonmel while the mares Kilbarry Beauty and Young Ambition are worth a second look with their allowance. Grand Jesture has the beating of Agent James on Fairyhouse running and Railway Tommy won over course and distance in February but the selection is CAILIN ANNAMH. Her run behind Legacy Gold at Aintree was a cracking effort and a step up on her victory at Wexford in the autumn. She may just have needed that and is preferred to the returning Somethingwonderful.
Agent James (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Led, 5 lengths advantage halfway, reduced lead over 4f out and headed approaching straight, soon no extra, last of 7, 29l behind The Mighty Milan (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat.
Apache Jack (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Waited with in 6th for much, closer in 4th over 2f out, 3rd over 1f out, led under pressure inside final furlong and stayed on well, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f N H flat sft in Feb beating Sizing Chile (11-12) by 1l, 8 ran.
Captain Cutter (IRE) 13-8 (11-6) Took keen hold in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Red Sherlock (10-11) at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) sft in Feb.
Grand Jesture (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Tracked leader in 2nd and took keen hold early, dropped to 4th entering straight and soon ridden, no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 10l behind The Mighty Milan (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat.
Kolaphos 6-5fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ran on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Aug beating Great Roar (11-0) by 6l, 7 ran.
Quickpick Vic (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led after about 4f, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 19, 16l behind Killyglass (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gs.
Railway Tommy (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd 2f out, challenged 1 1/2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on to lead final 150 yards, kept on well close home, won at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Feb beating Rough Justice (11-13) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Somethingwonderful (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Held up, mainly 6th, headway into 4th 4f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon 4th and no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Outlander (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Turnandgo (IRE) 1-2fav (12-0) Settled mid-division, closer in 5th 4f out, challenged 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, eased clear over 1f out, not extended, won at Clonmel 2m N H flat hvy in Mar beating Mona Agnes (11-0) by 11l, 10 ran.
Cailin Annamh (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) In touch, effort 3f out, soon chased winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on, always held final furlong, 2nd of 19, 4l behind Legacy Gold (11-1) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gs.
Hidden Lite (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Attempted to make all, headed from 2f out, soon no extra and dropped behind, last of 5, 37l behind Union Dues (11-11) at Navan 2m nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) hvy in Dec.
Kilbarry Beauty (IRE) 6-5fav (11-2) Chased leaders, 3rd and rider lost iron briefly halfway, ridden in 4th 1 1/2f out 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace into 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Nouveau Moulin (11-9) at Limerick 2m mares n h flat hvy in Mar.
Lord Valentine Overbury gelding out of Lady Fleur.
Young Ambition (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead 6f out, clear by 4 lengths 4f out, ridden and kept on well from over 1f out, won at Wexford 2m 4f mares n h flat hvy in Mar beating Robina Mai (11-8) by 2 1/4l, 16 ran.
Julies Exit (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) In rear throughout, no impression under pressure from 3f out, 8th of 9, well behind Bally Longford (12-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd.
May Dullea (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Mid-division, progress into 5th and ridden 2f out, disputed lead briefly 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 20, 6l behind Pay The King (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Oct.