Bose Ikard was having his first start since December and wouldn't have been suited by fast ground on his chasing bow at Down Royal earlier this month so with progress likely he's one for the shortlist. After a bright start at Ballinrobe, Dale Street disappointed over fences and had a prep run back over hurdles at Limerick last month. Tico has been inconsistent over fences but has shown the occasional signs of ability and would be a threat if at his best while Bouncing Betty was very unlucky not to have won at Ballinrobe last month then probably found 3m taxing her stamina at Kilbeggan. Claire Pet's lone success over timber came on very heavy going so the more rain the better for her while winning point-to-pointer Samantha Jones scored on her hurdling debut and is expected to do even better over the bigger obstacles. EXPRESS DU BERLAIS is bred for chasing so the fact that he's managed to score between the flags and over hurdles is a bonus and he's taken to make a winning start over fences.
Bose Ikard (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 4th before 3 out, soon no impression, went moderate 3rd run-in, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Authinger (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gf.
Bottle Rattler (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Towards rear, mistake 5 out, no impression when impeded by faller 3 out, soon no extra, 7th of 11, 40l behind The Crafty Butcher (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs.
Claire Pet (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders and 8th halfway, ridden in 9th 3 out and soon no extra, weakened, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Sort It Out (10-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Mar.
Clara More (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Prominent, on terms 4th, soon 2nd, on terms again 6 out, headed approaching 2 out where 6th, soon no extra, kept on one pace,, 6th of 15, 14l behind Hareth (10-2) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-116.
Dale Street (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, slight mistake 6 out, 3rd halfway, 2nd 5 out, challenged before straight, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon no extra, 11th of 18, 33l behind Hospital (11-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 gs in Apr.
Heads Or Tails (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Held up, moderate 6th approaching 7 out, slightly impeded by faller next, remote 4th and no danger approaching straight, left 3rd from last,, 3rd of 8, 25l behind Subtle Ben (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase.
Tico (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Prominent, almost on terms 3rd, 8th approaching 3 out, no extra next,, 13th of 23, 40l behind Abolitionist (10-12) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Up Sluggarh (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Prominent early, took keen hold and settled back in 4th, 3rd halfway, ridden after 3 out and soon weakened, completely tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind King High (11-8) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jul.
All The Way Home (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Soon led, slightly slow 1st and joined, soon led again, pushed along approaching straight, soon headed, dropped to moderate 6th and no extra from 2 out,, 8th of 11, 35l behind Close Review (10-10) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109.
Bouncing Betty (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Prominent, pecked 6th, jumped slightly left 7 out, reminder after 6 out, impeded by faller next, reminders from 4 out, 2nd when slight mistake 3 out, dropped to moderate 5th 2 out, soon no extra, 5th of 10, 38l behind Raajih (11-10) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd.
Dedoctorsdaughter (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, no danger from 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind The Crafty Butcher (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs.
Express Du Berlais (FR) 25-1 (10-1) Held up, improved 5 out, no extra and eased from before last, 18th of 25, well behind Off The Charts (11-2) at Punchestown 3m.
Samantha Jones (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Led, headed and eased into straight, pulled up before 2 out, dismounted, in a race won by Mrs Mac Veale (10-9) at Limerick 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Oct, 17 ran.