The three previous runnings of this race have provided shocks which is hardly surprising given the make-up of the event. FAULTLESS FEELINGS gets the vote as this son of MIlan is a well-regarded type who went to Belharbour as an odds-on favourite for his debut and his supporters hardly had an anxious moment. After a debut success at Kilworth last month, Adrian Maguire sent Blarney Highwayman to Cork for a bumper and he ran very well to finish second to My Boy Paddy. Brunswick Gold and Stowaway Pearl are the types to do better while Stretch Junior will improve for his recent success at Monksgrange.
Ardkilly Celt (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs until 3rd from 6th, lft in ld 5out, 2l adv bef 3out, hdd bef last, soon no ch with wnr, 2nd of 15, 4l behind Gurtacrue (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd.
Atlanta Falcon (IRE) 11-2 (12-0) Towards rear for most, never a factor, some late headway, tailed off, 6th of 11, well behind Last Instalment (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat hvy.
Backhomeinderry (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Ld, hdd bef last, btn in 3rd bef last & just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 13, 12l behind Whispering Jack (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd.
Blarney Highwayman (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, 8th 5f out, headway entering straight, ridden in 3rd 2 1/2f out, 2nd over 1f out, kept on without threatening winner, 2nd of 12, 11l behind My Boy Paddy (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f NH flat hvy.
Brunswick Gold (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Rcd 2nd, ld from 9th & 3l adv 2out, went clr bef last, sow, won at Kill 3m ire ptp gd beating The Same Again (12-0) by 5l, 17 ran.
Fair Lord (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway in moderate 6th 6f out, 5th 5f out, ridden into 4th 3f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 11, well behind Last Instalment (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat hvy.
For Dylan (IRE) 13-2 (12-0) Made virtually all, 5l adv 3out, went 8l clr bef last, row, won at Liscarroll 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Smooth Approach (12-0) by 12l, 15 ran.
Gurtacrue (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Mid div, cl en 6th 6out, prog in 2nd bef 4out, ld bef last, sow, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd beating Ardkilly Celt (12-0) by 4l, 15 ran.
Jack The Soldier (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ww mid div, prog bef 3out & 3rd bef 2out, 2l 2nd at last where mstk, so to line, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Teaforthree (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Mar.
King's Lion (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Mid div, 7th 1/2 way, went 3rd 3out, sn 2nd, prog to ld last, rdn & kow flat, won at Kilmallock 3m ire ptp gd beating Paddysparks (12-0) by 2l, 14 ran.
Knockraha Lad (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Mid div, 6th 1/2way, cl en 4th 4out, ld on outer bef 2out, 4l adv last, sow, won at Ballynoe 3m ire ptp gd beating Whispering River (12-0) by 12l, 10 ran.
Letter Of Credit (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, prog to 5th from 7th, ld 5out, adv till chall 2out, sn hdd, no impress & ct for 2nd late, 3rd of 14, 17l behind Last Instalment (12-0) at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
Loughbeg Lad (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, ld 5out, headed 4out, so onepce no extra, 4th of 11, 12l behind Upthemsteps (12-0) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp gs.
Mr Caveman (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, mstks, rapid prog from 2out, row fin, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Kiltartan (12-0) at Loughrea 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar.
Our Only Option (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Mid div, 6th 6out, prog 3out & ld bef 2out, hdd early flat, no ex, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Saigheada Beaga (12-0) at Kill 3m ire ptp gd.
Sergeant Dick (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Ww mid div, prog bef 2out & 3rd 2out, cl en 4th but btn when fell last, in a race won by Tales To Tell (12-0) at Lismore 3m ire ptp gd in Mar, 11 ran.
Stowaway Pearl (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, sn ld, headed on run in just beaten, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Alright Benny (12-0) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp gs.
Stretch Junior (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Mid div, prog from 10th to 3rd 4out, 2nd 2out, ld bef last, kow, won at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Three Way Bond (12-0) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
The Shepherd King (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Mid div, cl 5th from 6out, mstk 4out, ld bef 2out, 1l adv & rddn 2out, so & driven out flat, won at Ballynoe 3m ire ptp gd beating Use Your Illusion (12-0) by 5l, 13 ran.
Faultless Feelings (IRE) 4-7 (11-7) Alw pr, ld from 3rd, mstk 4th, chall 2out, went away bef last, kow, won at Belharbour 2m ire ptp gd in Feb beating Banksandditches (11-7) by 6l, 5 ran.
Family Honour (IRE) Evens (12-0) Mid div best, 8th bef 5out & hmprd 4out, mod 6th & btn ebf 3out, onepcd, 6th of 15, 25l behind Some Chief (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd.
Use Your Illusion (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ld/disp, ld aftr 4out, hdd bef 2out & 3rd from 2out until lft 2nd at last, no ch with wnr, 2nd of 13, 5l behind The Shepherd King (12-0) at Ballynoe 3m ire ptp gd.
Fairly Busy (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Cl up, mstk 2nd, mostly 2nd till left in ld 9th, hdd & wknd bef last, no impress flat, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Study Troubles (12-0) at Kilmallock 3m ire ptp gd.