always towards rear, pushed along 3 out, soon no impression, never a factor
rear of mid-division, 7th 3 out, soon ridden, 6th next, no impression
mid-division, rider lost iron briefly at 2nd, ridden in 6th 3 out, soon weakened
mid-division, 8th 3 out, soon ridden, 7th next, kept on one paced
tracked leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 5th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression
tracked leaders on inner, 4th 3 out, soon ridden, 3rd 2 out, closer 3rd at last, stayed on well run-in to lead close home
tracked leaders in 3rd, attempted to run out approaching 5th, weakened from after 4 out, soon behind
tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 2nd 3 out, dropped to 4th next, 4th at last, rallied run-in and stayed on to regain 3rd close home
always towards rear, ridden after 4 out, soon no impression, never a factor
mid-division on outer, progress to track leaders at 4th, carried wide briefly jumping next, went 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, 2nd next, kept on same pace run-in and dropped to 4th close home
led, slight mistakes 2nd and 4th, clear after 3 out, ridden from next, strongly pressed after last, headed and no extra close home
Shabra's Bertolini is the only course and distance winner in the line-up but he's been in poor form while this is a tough ask for a four-year-old and Authorized Cadeaux has only looked moderate. BLACK ICE returned to form when chasing home Stolberg at Limerick last weekend and with Shane Butler's claim to aid his cause he can go one better. Drumhart finished runner-up over fences here last summer and that's where his future lies, a remark that also applies to Sounds Of Thunder, who is having a confidence booster after falling on his last two starts over fences.
Urtheoneiwant (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) In rear, some headway from 9th, no impression from before 3 out, weakened and eased, 6th of 11, dist behind O Ceallaigh (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hvy in Feb.
Black Ice (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 7th after 3rd, headway 5th, further progress travelling smoothly to track leaders approaching straight, soon pushed along, no impression in 2nd and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Stolberg (11-0) at Limerick 2m hcp hvy in Mar.
Sounds Of Thunder 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to challenge 3 out, soon disputed, ridden in 4th and mistake 2 out, no extra before last where fell, at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hvy in Dec.
Clontarf (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Held up, slight mistakes 1st and 6th, no impression approaching 3 out where slightly impeded, soon no extra, 7th of 15, dist behind Shannak (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hvy in Jan.
Drumhart (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 11th 3 out, soon no impression, left 3 places closer from 2 out, never a factor, 6th of 12, 13l behind The King Of Brega (11-0) at Down Royal 2m hcp Yielding in Oct.
The Way It Works (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Settled behind leaders, slight mistake 5th, 8th halfway, slight mistake 6th, ridden and no extra after 4 out, 12th of 15, dist behind Automated (11-11) at Navan 2m mdn hvy in Feb.
Moorhill Lad (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Soon chased leaders, not fluent 8th, 5th 4 out, no extra approaching straight, 12th of 17, dist behind Some Hawk (11-6) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp Yielding in May.
Shabra's Bertolini (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden in rear after 4 out, kept on one pace straight and some late progress, 7th of 13, 37l behind Admiral Brian (11-2) at Navan 2m hcp hvy in Feb.
Authorized Cadeaux 20-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, jumped left 2nd and reminders, moderate 8th from 3rd, slight mistake 6th and under pressure, weakened, mistakes last 2, completely tailed off, 12th of 15, dist behind Newberry New (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hvy in Feb.
L'Attesa (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Mid-division best, slight mistake 2nd, mistake 6th, not fluent 8th, no extra from before straight, 13th of 17, 24 1/2l behind Realta Rathcabhain (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Noble Call (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden 2f out, some progress over 1f out, checked briefly inside final furlong, no extra, 8th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Shukhov (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.