led and disputed, led from 4th, joined again 3 out, ridden in narrow lead entering straight and edged right before 2 out, headed before last, strongly pressed for 2nd when edged right run-in, kept on same pace (demoted to 3rd)
led and disputed, headed 4th, disputed again 3 out, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, no extra before last
towards rear, mistake 3rd, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before next
disputed early, chased leaders after 1st, 5th halfway, ridden entering straight, no extra after 2 out
held up towards rear, ridden into 6th 2 out, no extra before last
mid-division, closer 3 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, under pressure and no impression after 2 out, stayed on run-in
held up, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened and tailed off
led and disputed, headed 4th, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out
prominent early, soon mid-division, slight mistake 2nd, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened and tailed off
mid-division, ridden into 5th entering straight, under pressure in 3rd before last, kept on on rail when hampered run-in, kept on same pace close home (promoted to 2nd)
held up towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace from last
chased leaders, 5th halfway, closer on inner 3 out, ridden to challenge and slight bump before 2 out, led before last, kept on strongly run-in
held up towards rear, ridden into 9th entering straight, 4th and no impression on leaders when slight mistake last, kept on same pace run-in
mid-division, ridden and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace
mid-division, ridden in 8th entering straight, no extra 2 out
The four-year-old Christopher Robin tackles older horses for the first time on his handicap debut and has never run beyond the minimum trip. Roxboro Road has been chasing and scored at Leopardstown last time. His last victory over hurdles came on very testing ground so some rain would aid his cause. SHIMMER AND SHINE gave notice of an imminent victory when runner-up in a handicap here in November and duly obliged in a maiden on last week's reappearance at Tramore. She's up in the weights but probably still well treated so gets the nod. Darver Star is progressing very well and followed a good run at Wexford with a comprehensive victory on his handicap debut on the same track. He's shot up the weights as a result but it will be a surprise if he isn't thereabouts. Avellino couldn't handle Listed company last time after winning a Ballinrobe maiden by 18 lengths.
Embrun Mitja (FR) 33-1 (11-8) 13th of 16, dist behind Commander Of Fleet (11-8) at Leopardstown 2m 6f (1) Good - Yielding in Feb.
Darver Star (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) won at Wexford 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Apr beating Broder (10-8) by 10l, 13 ran.
Asbury Boss (IRE) 5-2 (9-4) 4th of 6, 4l behind Rock On Dandy (9-0) at Dundalk 2m pol in Feb.
The Big Lense (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) 7th of 19, 11 3/4l behind Mount Pelier (10-2) at Naas 2m 3f hcp Yielding in Mar.
Avellino (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) 6th of 8, 30 1/4l behind Stormy Ireland (10-6) at Killarney 2m 1f lst (1) Yielding in May.
The Caddy Rose (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) 4th of 11, 9 3/4l behind Pont Aven (11-9) at Wexford 3m Yielding in Apr.
The Dabbler (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) 7th of 21, 21 1/4l behind Halsafari (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Jan.
Ozzie's Way (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) 11th of 13, dist behind Darver Star (10-9) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Apr.
Weihnachts (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) 5th of 14, 26 1/4l behind Aim For Glory (11-0) at Limerick 2m mdn hvy in Mar.
Christopher Robin (IRE) 5-2jfav (11-7) won at Wexford 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Mar beating Cobaltic (11-2) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Megabucks (IRE) 3-1fav (11-3) 2nd of 9, 1l behind Hey Bill (11-3) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Jan.
Roxboro Road (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) won at Leopardstown 2m 5f sft in Mar beating Kilbarry Calling (11-5) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
British Art 5-1fav (9-1) 10th of 18, 13 1/4l behind Trump Card (9-11) at Navan 1m 5f hcp gd in Mar.
Road Warrior 25-1 (11-12) 4th of 14, 20 1/2l behind Aim For Glory (11-0) at Limerick 2m mdn hvy in Mar.
Upgraded (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) 15th of 20, dist behind Spare Brakes (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m hcp sft in Jan.
Shimmer And Shine (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) won at Tramore 2m mdn sft in Apr beating Owenacurra Lass (11-7) by 7 1/2l, 11 ran.
Peterstown (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) 17th of 25, 27 1/2l behind Iknowwhereiamnow (10-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.