Another big field of maidens. Massini's Brook has to carry the maximum for his Clonmel bumper success as does the mare Kilnockin Lady though she ran poorly on her hurdles debut at Punchestown. GLOBALIZED has been making steady progress and almost snatched a handicap over this trip at Cork last time. This should prove within his capabilities though any further rain would enhance his chances. Winning point-to-pointer Springbelle has been crying out for this sort of trip in her three races so far over timber and looks the main threat. Garri Rua was behind the latter on his latest start and looks held and though Sur La Mer has shown potential he'll need to improve to get involved.
Massini's Brook (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Soon led, almost joined from before straight, stayed on best under pressure to assert from 1f out, won at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Nov beating Flaming Dawn (11-7) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Kilnockin Lady (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Disputed early, slight mistake 1st, chased leaders from before 2nd, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2 out, no extra in 6th entering straight, weakened, 6th of 15, 33l behind Rock's Field (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 6f mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Company Coming (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 7th and mistake 3 out, progress into 3rd entering straight, ridden before 2 out, no extra in 4th before last, 5th and kept on one pace run-in (placed 4th), 4th of 16, 13l behind Desertmore Stream (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Dr Patmassini (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Rr of mid-div, 4th 1/2 way, prog to ld bef 4out, sl adv 2out, disp last, ko but nt match wnr, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Kilcullen Article (12-2) at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan.
Garri Rua (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd approaching straight, no impression when not fluent 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 23, 23l behind Sonny B (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Gem Alley (IRE) Generous gelding out of Carry On Dreaming.
Globalized (IRE) 11-2fav (9-10) Soon tracked leaders, under pressure approaching straight, moderate 4th when jumped right and slight mistake 3 out, stayed on in moderate 3rd last, kept on well run-in, just failed to get to winner, 2nd of 13, hd behind Bothair Clei (9-10) at Cork 3m hcp hdl hvy in Mar.
Lisclogher Lad (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Prominent, ridden from before 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 26, 29l behind Baby King (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Ranzar (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, ridden in moderate 9th 4f out, no impression, 10th of 16, 18l behind Ebazziyr (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Apr '13.
Rock Gone (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, mid-division in 8th halfway, ridden in 7th after 3 out, under pressure in 4th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 17, 21l behind Noble Emperor (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Sur La Mer (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 7th 4f out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 11, 45l behind All Hell Let Loose (11-9) at Thurles 2m NH flat hvy in Mar.
Warofthegiants 20-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, slight mistake 4th, 6th halfway, pushed along and dropped to 11th when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Upstager (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar, 20 ran.
Ancient Highway 66-1 (11-11) Mid-division, not fluent 1st and 4th, pushed along in 12th entering straight, moderate 8th when slight mistake last, kept on one pace, 9th of 22, 39l behind Daneking (11-11) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Belushed (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, ridden from 5th, soon no danger, last of 15, well behind Shamsikhan (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Mr Mulliner (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, slight mistake 5 out, soon ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Allied Victory (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Oryx Falcon (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent jumping, reminder after 3rd, ridden from 6th, soon weakened, tailed off, 16th of 18, well behind Blow The Doors Off (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Contessa Margerita (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Led, joined 4th, headed 6th, ridden before 3 out, dropped to 4th 2 out, no impression, 5th of 16, 17l behind Gold Platinum (10-8) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Springbelle (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Chased leaders, under pressure in 7th approaching straight, no impression in 4th 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 23, 12l behind Sonny B (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Touperia (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders early, ridden before halfway and soon lost place, detached over 5f out, completely tailed off, last of 15, well behind Miss Mardan (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m mares n h flat in Jan.
Cassandras Excuse (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Fell 1st, in a race won by Kerrieonvic (11-9) at Cork 3m , 20 ran.
Rube Burrow (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind No More Heroes (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat sft in Dec.
The Mad Well (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Towards rear, moderate 11th approaching straight, soon no impression, 11th of 14, 46l behind Valseur Lido (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Are You Listening (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, moderate 6th approaching straight, soon no impression, 6th of 15, 28l behind Shamsikhan (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.