Not the easiest of starts for punters. New River seems to have gone backwards though she has run well on fast ground in the past and Never Complain's victory between the flags came on heavy going. DAWERANN and King William both ran well behind Ebazan at Ballinrobe when Baby Grey disappointed. The former is becoming difficult to win with but he was only half-a-length behind and the quicker ground here may enable him to finally get off the mark. King William is entitled to make progress as is Theboss On Thehill, who also ran well in a handicap at the same meeting. Strategic Bid made great strides to finish close behind Starkie at Cork but that was in December and he may just need this to put him straight.
Baby Grey 11-4 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, close up 3 out, ridden and no extra 2 out, 7th of 15, 23l behind Ebazan (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Gris Ladera (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Soon towards rear at ordinary pace, no impression approaching 3 out, no danger in moderate 9th after 2 out, 8th of 14, 43l behind Honourable Emperor (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Afatcat 11-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th into straight, no impression when not fluent 2 out, kept on same pace, 10th of 18, well behind Another Rebel (11-7) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Jun.
Barrabehy (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden in 5th 3 out, no impression from leaders next, kept on one paced, 3rd of 19, 14l behind Ballinalacken (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Cluan Na Nein (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Waited with, no impression 3 out, 12th of 17, well behind Sizing Platinum (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gs in May.
Giantofaman (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd entering straight, soon ridden and no impression in 5th 2f out, no extra, 6th of 15, 38l behind Wedding Present (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Jan.
Jackdillon (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, 12th of 15, well behind Military Bowl (11-12) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf.
King William (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Towards rear, headway before 2 out, 6th after 2 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra in 4th last, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 6l behind Ebazan (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Kinghenrytheninth (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra approaching 2 out where left moderate 8th, 8th of 14, 23l behind Banana Flambe (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Never Complain (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 3 out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 4th of 18, 30l behind Spot The Pro (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Strategic Bid 12-1 (11-9) Settled mid-division, headway in 6th before straight, ridden into 2nd and mistake 2 out, kept on run-in, pressed winner close home, 2nd of 24, 1/2l behind Starkie (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Tangolan (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Led at ordinary pace, slight mistake 3rd, ran off bend and headed approaching 4 out, soon no impression, moderate 6th and no extra from after 2 out, 7th of 14, 18l behind Honourable Emperor (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Theboss On Thehill (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden after 2 out, under pressure in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Sir Lynx (10-10) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun.
Baby Jake (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Impeded 1st, never better than mid-division, struggling 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 8th of 16, 21l behind Benemeade (11-12) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Dawerann (IRE) 6-4fav (10-7) Soon mid-division, headway into 5th 2 out, ridden in 4th after 2 out, stayed on in 3rd last, kept on run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Ebazan (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Four Wives (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Led, headed 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, 6th of 9, well behind Living Next Door (11-4) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Galboystown Lady (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 11th of 17, 44l behind Celerity Rules (11-7) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
New River (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place from 3 out, soon no impression, 12th of 18, 31l behind Ivy Glen (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl gs in Jun.
Toe To Toe (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Ww rr, 12th aftr a mile, prog in 6th bef 4out, went 8l 2nd 3out, 3rd & btn bef 2out, wknd aftr 2out, 5th of 14, 13l behind Galeso (12-0) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun.
Reem Machine (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division early, keen hold into 6th at 4th, 4th halfway, ridden 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 22l behind Never Enough Time (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Luso's Way (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace from before 3 out, 8th of 20, 35l behind Que Pasa (11-5) at Down Royal 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gf in Jun.