Gordon Elliott has a fine record with horses out of point-to-points and VERY WOOD could be another. He's only a four-year-old but has been purchased by Gigginstown Stud and looked very impressive at Oldtown last month. Top Othe Ra has had enough chances though it's possible the quicker going will see him in a better light and Golden Rascal, who made a decent start at Cork in January, is surely better than he showed at Leopardstown the following month. Usuel Smurfer, a winner between the flags, will probably do better when getting a stiffer test of stamina and Why Ask Me would have to be the main threat if able to repeat her cracking run behind Suntiep at Limerick in November.
Dromnea (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Alw pr, disp 3out, rdn 7 ev ch aftr 2out, no ex late, 4th of 14, 14l behind Ballyheigue Castle (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gs in Mar '12.
Fetter Lane (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened 4f out, 7th of 10, 31l behind The Game Changer (11-2) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
Golden Rascal (IRE) 8-1 (11-13) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Azorian (11-13) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat sft in Feb.
Nathans Pride (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Tricias Pride.
Oisin Sun (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Inchagreine.
Stoney (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway on outer into 6th entering straight, ridden and no impression in 7th from 2 out, 7th of 22, 20l behind Morning Assembly (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Top Othe Ra (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Led, headed after a couple of furlongs, remained prominent in chasing group, close 3rd into straight, no extra and kept on same pace 1 1/2f out, 4th of 14, 11l behind Milan Bound (11-13) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Feb.
Usuel Smurfer (FR) 16-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Blackmail (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat in Jan.
Crowhill (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Prominent, dropped to 5th and ridden before straight, soon no extra and ran out far side of a marker early straight, last of 8, well behind Way Up In The Air (10-7) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Nov.
Evening Light (IRE) Saddlers' Hall mare out of Twilight Lady.
Golan Native (IRE) Golan mare out of Henris Blaze.
Grange Hall (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Odeeka.
Molly's Affair (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd and driven along approaching straight, no impression on winner in 4th 2f out, no extra, 6th of 12, 21l behind Our Pollyanna (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f mrs N H flat hvy in Dec.
Treasure Palm (IRE) Great Palm mare out of Regal Pursuit.
Why Ask Me (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 8th 3f out, 7th 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 36l behind Young Ambition (11-1) at Wexford 2m 4f mares n h flat hvy in Mar.
Byryan 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 6th, ridden in 7th approaching straight and soon no extra, weakened, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Shield (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf gs in Mar.
Don Vincenzo (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Towards rear, some progress into moderate 6th 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, well behind Grecian Tiger (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo nhf in Jan.
Very Wood (FR) 4-6 (11-7) Pr, 3rd 1/2way, cl 2nd 5out, prog to jn ldr 3out, rddn to ld 2out, 1/2l clr last, qcknd well on run-in to go clr, won at Oldtown 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Champagne At Tara (10-11) by 4l, 10 ran.
Inch Rock (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Ww rr, 9th halfway, steady prog from 3out, 4th 2out, jnd ldr at last, quicken up well, won at Quakerstown 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '12 beating Island Confusion (11-7) by 3l, 13 ran.
Curraigflemens (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th 4f out, weakened straight, tailed off (poor visibility), 6th of 7, well behind Agent James (11-8) at Navan 2m N H flat hvy in Jan.
Some Farrier (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Ww, prog to ldrs 1/2 way, lost pl 4out, sow from 3out, 5th & fell last, in a race won by In The Binyanis (12-0) at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gs in Jan '12, 16 ran.