It's about time THOMOND was winning over fences and this looks his opportunity. Successful between the flags and over hurdles, he's run well in three starts on ground much faster than ideal and hopefully will have learnt from his jumping errors. Cheap As Chips was having just her second start over fences when narrowly beaten into third at Downpatrick and her allowance should see her in the shake-up while Carhue will have found 2m7f stretching his stamina when beaten a long way into second by Darroun at Tipperary. Classic Event has shown a bit of potential and Namarama makes his chasing bow after a convincing victory over timber at Clonmel.
Aces And Kings (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened next, 11th of 21, 44l behind Apache Stronghold (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Analyse That (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, weakened 6 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Sizing Italy (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gf in Jul, 14 ran.
Art Lord (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Prominent and chased leader, 2nd halfway, lost place after 4 out, ridden and weakened next, 22nd of 25, well behind Beau Michael (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f sft in Apr.
Battling Boru (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Towards rear, ridden along after 5 out, no impression from 3 out, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Coolking (11-12) at Sligo 2m 4f beg chs hvy, 12 ran.
Carhue (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, disputed from 3rd, led 7th, headed after 3 out, ridden and no impression winner 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 20l behind Darroun (11-10) at Tipperary 2m 7f beg chs gd.
Crocus Bay (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened 5 out, 13th of 14, well behind Barneys Honour (11-5) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Apr.
Moon Prince (IRE) 7-2fav (11-11) Mid-division, carried left 8th, headway next, challenged after until ridden before next, no extra before last, 6th of 12, 21l behind The Rattler Obrien (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Namarama (IRE) 4-1fav (11-3) Held up, towards rear halfway, headway into 5th after 3 out, ridden to lead entering straight, kept on well under pressure from before last, won at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) sft beating Bottle Rattler (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Vino Vino Cavo (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, pecked 1st, moderate 5th at 3rd, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 6th of 18, 12l behind Hurricane Ridge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-116.
Classic Event (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, closer in 6th 3 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, stayed on to 3rd after last and pressed 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Coldstonesober (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs gd.
Hospital (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Soon raced in moderate 6th, closer order 4 out, ridden along from next, no impression in 6th before straight, 5th and no extra from 2 out, 5th of 8, 15l behind Pass The Hat (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gd.
Thats The Dream (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, 7th of 10, well behind Art Of Logistics (11-11) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chs gd.
Thomond (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Led early, mistake 1st and headed after slight mistake 2nd, tracked leader in 2nd, disputed from 4 out until headed after 2 out, soon no extra in 3rd, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Shrapnel (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m beg chs gf.
Cheap As Chips (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind More Madness (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs sft.