Patrick Mullins' mount Redwood Castle appeared suited to fast ground when scoring between the flags at Ballydurn having disappointed on much softer going earlier. Spancil Hill made a winning debut at Lismore in March before a moderate run in a Fairyhouse bumper while Ground Invasion only had two to beat at Loughanmore last month and just scrambled home. FIDDLERS BOW was a bit unlucky not to make a winning debut between the flags and made amends in no uncertain terms at Lismore. Jane Mangan will ensure he gets a good ride and he could be good enough. Castletown Warrior looks the type to improve along with Cooladerry King, who has experience of running in a Gowran bumper.
Abhainn Dubh (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Ld, 3l adv 1/2way, hdd & still close 2nd 5out, wknd quickly to 8th & last bef 3out, sn no ex, pu bef last, in a race won by Cappacon (12-2) at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gs, 10 ran.
Artful Approach (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, pushed along in 5th entering straight and soon no extra, weakened, 11th of 13, 39l behind Free Expression (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat in Apr.
Aurora Bell (IRE) 2-1 (11-6) Sn ld, 8l clr 1/2 way, 1l adv when lft clr last, kow, won at Templemore 3m ire ptp hvy in Apr beating An Tarbh Og (11-6) by 14l, 8 ran.
Capard King (IRE) 9-2 (12-2) Chsd ldrs, prog to disp 6out, 3rd 4out, 2nd with ev ch 2out, no ex in 2nd when outjumped last, kow flat, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Marvellous Moment (12-2) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Apr.
Castlebeach King (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Rr, mod 6th 4out, poor 4th bef 3out until so in 8l 3rd bef 2out & ld 50 yards out, snugly, won at Ballyarthur 3m ire ptp gs in Apr beating Cnoc Abhainn (12-2) by 1l, 10 ran.
Castletown Warrior (IRE) 7-1 (12-2) Mid div, prog 1/2way into 5th, 4th 4out, 3rd 3out, still cl en 3rd but no impr on 1st 2 when b mstk & ur last, in a race won by Sizing Titanium (12-2) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Apr, 17 ran.
Cooladerry King (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Held up, soon towards rear, closer in 7th over 6f out, 5th 5f out, 2nd approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 17l behind Tell Us More (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m 2f N H flat sft in Mar.
Fiddlers Bow (IRE) 4-6 (12-2) Chsd ldrs, 3rd gng well 5out, went 10l 2nd bef 3out, ld on bit aftr 2out & 8l adv by last, eased cl home, won at Lismore 3m ire ptp in Mar beating Spencer Moon (12-2) by 10l, 8 ran.
Go Philosophical (IRE) Evens (12-2) Ld, jnd frm 8th, went on bef 3out, 6l adv gng best when mstk 2out, sow, easily, won at Ballyarthur 3m ire ptp gs in Apr beating Castleowen (12-2) by 6l, 11 ran.
Ground Invasion (IRE) 6-4 (12-2) Rcd 2nd, eff to chall bef last, qcknd best, won at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Chosen Dream (12-2) by 1/2l, 3 ran.
Island Master (IRE) 5-2 (12-2) Cl up & ww, 4th aftr a mile & cl 3rd when fell 3out, in a race won by Captain Von Trappe (12-2) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gs, 10 ran.
Lacrough Lad (IRE) 7-2 (12-2) Ld, 2l lead 1/2 way, slow 10th, red adv 2out, joined briefly bef last, 1l lead when left clear last, won at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan beating Black Narcissus (11-1) by 8l, 9 ran.
Little Jimmy Brown (IRE) 9-4 (12-2) Ld/disp, ld frm 7th & hdd 9th, ld again 5out where mstk, chall brfly 3out, went on 2out & clr last, impressive, won at Ballydurn 3m ire ptp gf in Apr beating Young Qc (12-2) by 10l, 9 ran.
Milan Elite (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Held up, trailing in last 5f out, some headway under pressure but no impression from over 2f out, kept on, 4th of 6, 22l behind Pulled Mussel (11-11) at Cork 2m 4f NH flat in Apr.
Redwood Castle (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Mid div, 7th aftr a mile & prog in 4th bef 5out, further prog in 2nd aftr 3out & ld bef last, so best, won at Ballydurn 3m ire ptp gf in Apr beating Moral Hazard (12-2) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Strange Ways (IRE) 7-1 (12-2) Mid div, prog to 4th by 6th, 3rd gng well 5out & 2nd aftr 4out, chall bef 2out, ld bef last, so best flat, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Out Sam (12-2) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Violoniste (FR) 7-4 (12-2) Chsd ldrs, 2nd frm 6out & qcknd clr with wnr bef 2out, rallied appr last & ev ch brfly in 2l 2nd, no ex flat, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Ballyknock Lad (12-2) at Curraheen 3m ire ptp sft.
Winged Express (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Mid div, 3rd 1/2way, mstk 3out, mod 4th bef last, prog over 1fur out & ld over 100 yards out, so, easily, won at Tallow 3m ire ptp in Feb beating Asian Fitz (12-2) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Spancil Hill (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) In rear, never a factor, pushed along 6f out and 11th entering straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 13, 20l behind Free Expression (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat in Apr.
Sulu Sea (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Ww, n j fluent, on terms 4out, not qckn 3out, ko onepce, 4th of 7, 21l behind Jeweloftheocean (11-9) at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar.
Presiding (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Chsd ldrs, mstks 7th & 6out, 4th 6out, 3rd
Alfiethegreat 6-1 (12-2) Rr, left poor 4th at 8th, nvr a dngr from 5out in rr, wknd from 2out, 4th of 9, 29l behind Smoothie Press On (12-2) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gs in Apr.
Rock On Bach (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Ran 4th until 10l 3rd from 7th, lft 10l 2nd 6out & b mstk 4out, no ch with wnr bef 3out, wknd, 2nd of 5, dis behind Abbazagga (12-2) at Affane 3m ire ptp sft in Jan.