TRY IT SOMETIME had been threatening to win a race before landing a handicap over this course and distance last month for which he was raised 7lb. He was in touch for much of the way when tried over 3m at Clonmel but weakened quickly so a return to this trip can bring about another victory. Royal Chief won a point-to-point on good ground in December and it was similar going when he made all and just held on at Downpatrick three weeks ago. He's probably capable of better and looks a big threat. He has little to fear from Hold The Fire on that latest run but top weight shouldn't prevent Behemoth going well as he won a point-to-point on his debut last year and has been confined to the minimum trip over timber so far. Baidin Fheilimi has been out of form but would have a fine chance if returning to the sort of form that saw her score twice in August.
Behemoth (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Mid-division, slight mistake 1st and mistake 2nd, headway from 4 out, close 3rd briefly next, soon ridden, 5th 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 4th of 16, 13l behind Hurler And Farmer (11-9) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
Royal Chief (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Made all, ridden along after 2 out, kept on well when pressed run-in to just hold on, won at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd beating Jim Bowie (11-12) by ns, 15 ran.
Baidin Fheilimi (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, closer order approaching straight, dropped to 7th and no extra 2 out, kept on same pace,, 7th of 15, 27l behind Hareth (10-2) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-116.
Dark Outsider (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 8th of 20, well behind Give Me A Break (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102.
Up The Hill 25-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, bumped and stumbled after 4 out, 5th after 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace from next, 5th of 18, 12l behind Mount Gunnery (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Afootinthedoor (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Towards rear, no impression when not fluent 3 out,, 15th of 23, 46l behind Abolitionist (10-12) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Lake Nova (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Towards rear, improved on outer straight, mistake 2 out, soon no extra, 10th of 18, 27l behind Mount Gunnery (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Golden Olive (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Chased leaders early, dropped towards rear when mistake 6 out, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Tailors Hill (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109, 24 ran.
Mr Mulliner (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Soon towards rear, no extra 5 out, completely tailed off,, 9th of 12, well behind Globalized (11-4) at Tipperary 3m mdn hdl gf in Apr.
Never Said That (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Off the pace in mid-division, moderate 9th approaching 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 6th of 16, 37l behind Mr Fiftyone (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
The Mad Well (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Towards rear, closer in 12th on outer into straight, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 9th of 24, 47l behind Tailors Hill (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109.
Come On You (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, lost place from 5 out, not fluent next, soon no extra, 16th of 18, 36l behind Mount Gunnery (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Hold The Fire (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Prominent, raced mainly in 2nd, ridden along and dropped to 3rd before 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 16l behind Royal Chief (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Try It Sometime (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Soon mid-division, dropped to moderate 9th and no extra approaching straight, 8th of 18, 49l behind Mallards In Flight (10-4) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-95.
Cool Vinnie (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Soon towards rear, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Give Me A Break (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102, 20 ran.
Boker Hill (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, dropped to mid-division halfway, mistake 6 out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 18, well behind Lord Adare (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl gs in Apr.
Pierlow (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Towards rear, closer order in 7th 4 out, soon 6th, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 5th of 12, 15l behind Seaboru (10-6) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.
Naughty Molly (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Led early, prominent, on terms again 8th and soon led, headed after 3 out, dropped to moderate 3rd and no impression from before straight, soon one pace in 4th, 4th of 12, 12l behind Seaboru (10-6) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.
Porterman (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, mistake 4 out and soon ridden and weakened, last when hampered 3 out, 11th of 14, 34l behind Carpet Elegance (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.