settled behind leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to dispute 13th, led before 5 out, mistake 3 out, soon ridden, strongly pressed before 2 out, kept on well from before last, pressed close home
CARSONSTOWN BOY, runner-up to Tammys Hill in last year's Foxhunters at Cheltenham, finished fourth this time around and that sort of form should give him the edge over Court Frontier. The latter has been making steady progress and is still a youngster in this sphere with his easy victory over the useful James at Downpatrick pointing to him being a real threat to the selection. Cork Citizen was beaten a long way at Cheltenham but may still be good enough to snatch the minor place as Dawn N Drank disappointed when strongly fancied at Kilworth last month.
Carsonstown Boy (IRE) 11-1 (12-0) Led until 10th, led 13th, headed 17th, led 3 out, soon headed, outpaced 2 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 24, 19l behind On The Fringe (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) sft in Mar.
Cork Citizen 125-1 (12-0) Held up in mid-division, lost place 10th, behind 17th, 16th of 24, well behind On The Fringe (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) sft in Mar.
Court Frontier (IRE) Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 4th 2 out, progress to lead last, kept on well run-in and clear final 100 yards, comfortably, won at Downpatrick 2m 5f hts chs in Mar beating James (11-7) by 10l, 8 ran.
Corskeagh Royale (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Chsd ldrs in 3rd, 2nd 3out, chall 2out with ev ch until btn in 3rd at last, no ex, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Golden Crisp (12-2) at Ballynoe 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Drawn N Drank (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 3 out, no impression in 6th 2 out, 5th and mistake last, no extra, 5th of 13, 29l behind Ludo Et Emergo (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase in Apr '14.