ANNIE OTHER easily landed a chase here last July and is just 4lb higher. She's been waiting for fast ground and reappeared on the Flat here last month where she gained another convincing success so she'll be difficult to beat. Sands Cove, a winning bumper and hurdler, made a successful start over fences at Tramore and there's plenty more to come from Charlie Swan's charge while The Folkes Choice is another progressive chaser on a fair mark and he's closely matched with Sands Cove on a line through Stonecoldsober, who has finished runner-up to both recently. Best Of Bocelli finally gained his first success at Thurles in November but has a long absence to overcome in such a competitive handicap.
Glibin (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden entering straight and no impression before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 7l behind Summer Star (10-1) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Feb.
Miradane 11-1 (10-11) Disputed and mistake 1st, led before 3rd, clear 5th, reduced advantage before 4 out, headed after 4 out, no extra in 3rd 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 31l behind Tribes And Banner (10-11) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs in May.
Sports Line (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Waited with early, improved to lead 6th, clear from 7 out, reduced lead 4 out, headed next, soon weakened, 9th of 18, 46l behind Mr Cracker (11-5) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd.
Thouva (FR) 12-1 (10-11) Mid-division best, no impression 4 out, pulled up before 2 out (poor visibility), in a race won by Rich Revival (10-13) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Heavenly Brook (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Led and disputed early, 3rd from 4th, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd after 3 out, ridden into 2nd 2 out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 25l behind Kennoway (9-10) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 sft in May.
Sands Cove (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and headway on inner to lead before last where good jump, kept on well run-in, won at Tramore 2m beg chase gd in May beating Coldstonesober (11-9) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.
Paddy O Dee 25-1 (10-1) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, soon no impression, 5th of 19, 8l behind Rawnaq (10-3) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gf in May.
Tabhachtach (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 5 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, no impression in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, just held for 2nd run-in, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Mark Me Up (9-10) at Wexford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Mar.
Annie Other (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up, 5th and headway 4 out, close 2nd from 3 out, soon ridden to challenge, mistake last, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 7, nk behind Blazing Tempo (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hdl gd in Sep.
The Folkes Choice 4-5fav (11-5) Made all, left clear 5th, 2 lengths advantage and driven after 2 out, stayed on well to go clear again flat, won at Tramore 2m beg chase sft in Apr beating Coldstonesober (11-7) by 5l, 10 ran.
Credit Box (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression before straight, 12th of 17, 31l behind Fiery Oscar (11-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in May.
Quiet Thought (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, trailing after 7 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Popaflora (9-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in May, 7 ran.
Best Of Bocelli (IRE) 15-2 (11-3) Led and clear, jumped well, reduced lead and headed 7 out, on terms next and back in front before 5 out, soon went on and left further clear 3 out, got in a bit close to last, reduced lead and kept on well closing stages, won at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 in Nov beating Edmundo (11-0) by 3l, 13 ran.
Castle Genie (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Mid-division, 8th and hampered 3 out, ridden into 4th and no impression leaders 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th run-in, 5th of 14, 12l behind Tribes And Banner (10-11) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs in May.
Claragh Native (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Led, jumped right 2 out, pressed and went right again last, stand's side run-in and soon headed, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Pur Style (10-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 sft in May.
Bachelor Lad (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no threat after 4 out, 8th of 15, 39l behind Sands Cove (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase gd in May.
Vinnes Friend (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 4 out, ridden and no impression leader before 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Uncle Tom Cobley (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 sft in Apr.