chased leaders, slight mistakes 6th and 7th, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden next, 2nd entering straight, challenged 2 out and mistake, kept on again to dispute last, led run-in and kept on well closing stages
CALL IT MAGIC (NAP) landed a point and a bumper before tackling hurdles and he's been making steady progress. His close second behind Fairly Legal here a month ago could be given a boost by the winner earlier and this looks a decent opportunity. A Genie In Abottle has also scored between the flags and made most to land a bumper here last month where he had to dig deep. It will be a surprise if he's not involved while Jodies Miss, a dual winner between the flags, will appreciate stepping up to this trip but Justforjames will need more than he showed on his latest start at Punchestown.
Allenstown Kid (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, closed to challenge 3 out, dropped to 3rd from before last, no impression, 3rd of 18, 12 1/2l behind Gurteen (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Jan.
Cahirconree (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along approaching straight, soon no impression, dropped to 5th from before 2 out and not fluent, no extra, 5th of 22, 27 1/4l behind Yes Sir Brian (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hvy in Jan.
Call It Magic (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Prominent, on terms 6th, led approaching 4 out, pushed along approaching 2 out, headed between last 2, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Fairly Legal (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn sft in Feb.
Justforjames (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, towards rear from 3rd, progress into 5th 3 out, ridden into 4th next, no impression entering straight, moderate 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 10 1/4l behind Robin Thyme (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hvy in Feb.
A Genie In Abottle (IRE) 2-1jfav (11-6) Led, joined under 7f out, pushed along into straight, gained narrow lead from 2f out, strongly pressed and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Naas 2m 3f sft in Feb beating Blood Crazed Tiger (11-6) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Our Jerry (IRE) 100-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 7th of 9, dist behind Jett (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn sft in Feb.
Jodies Miss (IRE) 5-2 (10-13) Soon settled behind leaders, closer in 3rd at 8th, challenged 3 out, disputed next, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 6 1/2l behind Ballybrowney Ella (10-13) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hvy in Feb.