Drive On Locky went close at Wexford on Friday night and is one to consider if fully recovered from his exertions. COUNT SALAZAR is very well treated over hurdles compared to fences and was backed accordingly at Limerick on Wednesday but a couple of errors put paid to his chances. With his rider claiming 5lbs here he's taken to recoup loses. Kilmainham has only won once but tackles a new trip and could be suited while All Honours won over this course and distance a year ago and is just 3lb higher. Bell Weir was in top form around this time last year but shot up the weights and has been unable to recover his form.
Bell Weir 14-1 (11-4) In rear, not fluent 1st, improved to track leaders from 3 out, 5th before straight, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 31l behind Once And Always (10-3) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Mar.
Boland's Corner (GER) 14-1 (9-10) Soon towards rear, ridden along from 5 out, 10th and no impression approaching straight, ran on without threatening run-in, 5th of 13, 12l behind Bothair Clei (9-10) at Cork 3m hcp hdl hvy in Mar.
Count Salazar (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden after 3 out, stayed on to challenge entering straight, under pressure in 2nd when bad mistake last, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Rightville Boy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109.
Akatara (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) In rear, trailing from 3rd, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Gitane Du Berlais (10-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mrs nov hdl G3 (1) sft in Jan, 8 ran.
Kilmainham (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, soon ridden, 4th 2 out, kept on without threatening to go 3rd run-in, 3rd of 19, 4 1/2l behind Green Energy (10-10) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Phil The Flyer (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, moderate 11th halfway, no danger from before 6 out, tailed off, 6th of 18, well behind Golden Plan (11-7) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Father Jack (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened, 11th of 12, well behind Express Du Berlais (10-8) at Down Royal 3m hcp hdl in Mar.
Drive On Locky (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, moderate 11th approaching straight, no impression when jumped right 2 out and not fluent, no extra, 11th of 21, well behind Maguire's Glen (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.
Castle Lantern (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, moderate 10th at 3rd, closer order 5th, soon pushed along, weakened after 3 out, 12th of 15, well behind Snowell (10-12) at Clonmel 2m hvy in Feb.
All Honours (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Held up, towards rear and pushed along from 5 out, went moderate 7th before straight, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 20l behind Tooreen (10-10) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Cerca Trova (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Rear of mid-division on outer, ridden in 10th 3 out, no impression from next, 8th of 19, 10l behind Green Energy (10-10) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Godico (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) A little slowly away, pushed along at stages from early, always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 44l behind Emily Gray (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m 4f in Nov.