Easter Spirit showed his first sign of ability on the Flat at Tipperary last month and is the type his trainer does so well with. He's one to note on his hurdling debut but the experience of IRISH BULLETIN is likely to prove too much for him. A winner on the Flat for Jim Bolger, he was just touched off by Indian Icon on his debut over timber at Killarney before unshipping Mark Walsh at the last when looking held at Tipperary. McKinley finished third in that latter event but would have been behind the selection so Seismic may prove a better option though the chances are he'll be better over further in time.
Irish Bulletin (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 4 out, ridden before straight, kept on same pace in 2nd when mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Erlkonig (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jun, 15 ran.
Mckinley 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 3rd before straight, no extra in 5th after 2 out, kept on one pace in 4th approaching last, left 3rd, 3rd of 15, 13l behind Erlkonig (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Seismic (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden before 2 out, veered badly right before and blundered last, kept on well run-in, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind The Banastoir (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Arquebusier (FR) 25-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 11th early, no impression from after 4 out, 14th of 17, well behind The Plan Man (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Apr.
Daft Dave (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Pushed along early and chased leaders in 6th halfway, ridden and no extra early straight, 7th of 8, 16l behind Authorative (8-10) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Sep (flat).
Easter Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, under pressure in 3rd before straight, challenged 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 11l behind Lilly The Lioness (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Jun (flat).
Fuego Negro (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Towards rear, not fluent, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Johnny Suku (11-4) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft in May, 12 ran.
Idlewild 50-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 19l behind Pivot Bridge (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan (flat).
Rufino (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Led, slight mistake 3 out and soon headed, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 3rd of 5, 31l behind Plinth (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f 4yo hdl gd in May.
Sphereofinfluence (USA) Giants Causeway gelding out of Ashley Hall.
White Month 11-1 (10-11) Mid-division, closer in 5th before 2 out, ridden and no extra after 2 out, slight mistake last, 8th of 11, well behind San Gabriel (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.