chased leaders, lost place before halfway, pulled up 8f out
always towards rear, trailing 4f out, completely tailed off
chased leaders, 6th halfway, weakened 6f out, completely tailed off
mid-division, 9th halfway, weakened 6f out, pulled up approaching straight
always towards rear, completely tailed off
chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra in 5th entering straight
chased leaders, led after 4f, headed before straight, wide and disputed again entering straight, ridden and no extra over 1f out
mid-division early, headway into 4th halfway, improved to lead before straight, disputed entering straight, clear 1f out, easily
mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression before straight, weakened
mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression before straight, weakened
chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway to challenge entering straight, ridden in 2nd and no extra 1f out, kept on one pace
led, headed after 4f, 3rd halfway, challenged before straight, ridden in 4th entering straight, closer 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace
Both Willie Mullins and Nicky Henderson have entered newcomers - the former is represented by winning point-to-pointer Flash Of Genius and the latter by another winner between the flags in Kaki De La Pree. Both cost a lot of money after their victories and could quite easily be stars in the making. DANCERS DILEMMA is the obvious form pick after his excellent run behind Pique Sous at Leopardstown in February, his first start since August 2009. The winner went on to finish a close third in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham and Dermot Weld's charge should take this. Operating has run very well on both starts to date and can make further progress as can Los Amigos, who wasn't far behind the strongly fancied Fickle Fortune at Down Royal.
Alfie Boiler 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, last of 15, well behind Make Your Mark (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Nov.
Black Johnny (IRE) 33-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, raced a little of bend past stands, no extra from 4f out, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Piper Hill (10-11) at Thurles 2m NH flat gf.
Brave By Nature (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 10th before 3 out, kept on same pace straight, 9th of 22, 23l behind Simon Gray (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gd.
Clear Hills (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, 5th 2 out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 12l behind Play The Market (11-11) at Naas 2m mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Dance Floor King (IRE) 3-1fav (11-8) Mid-division, took keen hold, good progress to go 2nd entering straight, soon ridden and no chance with winner, no extra and dropped to 4th final furlong, 4th of 11, 15l behind In The Binyanis (11-13) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Deep Trouble (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Refused to race, in a race won by Mozoltov (12-0) at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Mar, 6 ran.
Flaming Hymn 33-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, 11th 6 out, ridden to chase leaders from 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, 6th of 16, 8l behind Analyse That (11-1) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Flash Of Genius 3-1 (11-7) Mid div, prog from 3out to chall 2out, ld briefly, rejoined last where lft in ld, dug deep to hold off 2nd, won at Punchestown 2m ire ptp in Feb '10 beating Penny Max (11-7) by nk, 12 ran.
Kashline (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Rr of mid-div, prog 4out, 3rd 3out, ld 2out, ko strongly run-in, won at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp gs in Mar beating Mandy Carroll (10-13) by 12l, 13 ran.
Los Amigos (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway to dispute lead from early straight, headed early final furlong and no chance with easy winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Fickle Fortune (10-7) at Down Royal 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Ok Oscar (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, led under 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Knocklong (10-13) at Naas 2m NH flat in Mar.
Prince Bob (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Alw in tch, cl up bhnd ldrs 3out, chall aftr last & ev ch, no ex late, 4th of 10, 2l behind Cornerhouse Sam (12-0) at Sligo Points 3m ire ptp sft in May.
Dunmoe (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Regal Holly.
Clara Bel La (IRE) Accordion mare out of Home At Last.
Operating (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, close 6th entering straight, ridden to challenge and led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, headed on line, 2nd of 8, ns behind Knocklong (10-13) at Naas 2m NH flat in Mar.
Kilavalley (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, some headway after halfway and 8th entering straight, no impression in 6th 2 out, left 5th after last and kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 8l behind Protaras (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Kaki De La Pree (FR) 3-1 (11-7) Mid div, 6th gng well 5out, cl 2nd 2out, ld sn aftr last & row to go clr flat, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Nov beating Kilsheelin (11-7) by 1l, 13 ran.
Dancers Dilemma (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Settled in mid-division on inner, headway on outer approaching straight, went 2nd over 2f out, soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Pique Sous (11-13) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat gs in Feb.