GRANDEUR CAPPY was making his handicap debut when beaten just over a length by D's Trix at Clonmel, a massive improvement on anything he'd shown previously. Normal progress should see him difficult to beat in a race where most of the runners are out of sorts. Vardas Supreme has done all of his running in testing conditions and though well beaten at Navan last time had run very well at Down Royal previously. Coolharbour Breeze won over the C&D on quick ground last summer but has struggled subsequently so a bigger threat could come from Big Jemmy, who won a handicap here from a 7lb lower mark on New Year's Day and has since run over hurdles.
Ce Mhead (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd 6 out, no impression in 5th approaching 3 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 35l behind Paddy The Oscar (11-12) at Thurles 3m beg chase in Mar.
Coolharbour Breeze (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 7 out, ridden in 4th before straight, no extra in 5th 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 42l behind Shellys Creek (9-10) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-116 in Mar.
Klassy (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Towards rear, ridden into moderate 10th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 19, 41l behind Dont Tell De Purty (11-0) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 in Oct.
Wild Salmon (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 8th of 15, 25l behind Call Box (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 in Mar.
Arguidos (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Towards rear, slow jump 2nd, pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Hot Friend (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jul, 15 ran.
The Burrow Vision (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, soon ridden, no extra when mistake next, weakened, 8th of 15, 43l behind De Dodger (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f beg chase gd.
Torremuelle (IRE) 9-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, mistake 8th, bad mistake 4 out, no impression in 8th from next, 8th of 16, well behind Come To The Party (11-7) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Jan.
Mick The Tooth (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, pushed along halfway, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Hold Em Cowboy (9-7) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 in Mar, 12 ran.
Instant Impacked (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always behind, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Oscar Dan Dan (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f beg chase in Jan.
Grandeur Cappy (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Always prominent, 3rd 3 out (usual 5 out) led on inner next, headed 3f out, close up entering straight, 2nd and niggled along 1 1/2f out, kept on under tender handling, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind D's Trix (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 gd.
Big Jemmy (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, no threat from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Volkis O'Blue (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb, 22 ran.
Hoochie Mama (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 8th 7 out, no extra from 3 out and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Doctor Woodfield (11-4) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar, 16 ran.
Spice Hill (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, no extra and weakened before next, 8th of 9, 42l behind Robertstown Rover (9-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Sep.
Vardas Supreme (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, led briefly before 3 out, soon ridden and dropped to 4th 2 out, no extra, 5th of 12, 25l behind Molly's Boy (10-13) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Mar.
Paddysparks (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division for most, ridden in 8th 3 out, no impression, 7th of 12, 31l behind Dun Masc (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Mar.
Bennys Breeze (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Always behind, ridden along from 5th, pulled up before 4 out (usual 6 out), in a race won by D's Trix (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 gd, 11 ran.
Minor Power (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, no extra from 3 out and greatly eased late run-in, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Ros Brin (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.
Harbour Hall (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 15, 19l behind Sir Loujay (10-13) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Mar.
Ifsoluso (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th approaching 3 out, no extra after 2 out, 5th of 8, 22l behind Pires (11-12) at Cork 2m beg chs gd.