mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon no impression
mid-division and took keen hold, rapid headway to lead over 4f out, headed and ridden 3f out, no impression in 4th over 1f out
tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 4th entering straight, 3rd travelling well 2f out, 2nd 1 1/2f out, pushed along 1f out, kept on well under hands and heels to lead inside final furlong
always towards rear, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, never a factor
tracked leaders, ridden entering straight, 6th 2f out, no impression
led, headed over 4f out, led again 3f out, soon ridden, headed 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on one paced final furlong
held up in touch, ridden in 5th over 2f out, kept on one paced final furlong
always behind, ridden and no impression from 3f out, never a factor
tracked leaders, closer in 3rd 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed inside final furlong, kept on
Unless one of the newcomers is extra smart, LOCKSTOCKANDBARREL shouldn't have too many problems going one better after a fine debut behind Vigil at Leopardstown. The winner is one of the market leaders for the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham and the form looks very useful. Princely Conn is probably best of the others with experience though he was a long way behind in that Leopardstown race. Ballycahane could prove best of the newcomers as he's related to winners and out of a successful hurdler.
Ballycahane (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Laughing Lesa.
Ballyfair (IRE) Gamut gelding out of Afdala.
Emerging Talent (IRE) Golan gelding out of Elviria.
Expert Opinion (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Let's Park.
Glenfane (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Prominent, ridden along approaching straight, soon lost place and no extra, 8th of 9, 18l behind Windsor Park (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat in Jan.
Lockstockandbarrel (IRE) 5-2 (11-13) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, progress to lead 4f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Vigil (11-13) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat in Feb.
Princely Conn (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Prominent early, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th approaching straight and no extra over 1f out, 5th of 12, 21l behind Vigil (11-13) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat in Feb.
River Inny (IRE) Shantou gelding out of Nurse Victor.
Sub Lieutenant (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division on outer, headway into 6th and ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 22, 14l behind Very Wood (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Apr.