mid-division, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, soon weakened
tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, soon ridden and weakened
tracked leaders in 3rd early, went 2nd from 3rd, soon raced clear of remainder, improved to lead 4 out, went clear and pushed along after 2 out, slight mistake at last, ridden run-in, stayed on well, comfortably
in rear, pushed along briefly 5th, headway on wide outer before 2 out, 6th 2 out, kept on same pace
rear of mid-division, some progress 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 5th 2 out, no impression
led and clear, reduced advantage 5 out, headed 4 out and weakened quickly, pulled up before 3 out
in rear, headway 4 out, improved into 2nd before 2 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, soon no impression, dropped to 5th at last
tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, ridden from next, soon weakened
rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
mid-division, progress on inner 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before last
rear of mid-division, good headway from 3 out, went 3rd on inner before 2 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace run-in
mid-division, progress 4 out, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden and no impression
in rear, progress on outer before 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 4th 2 out, 3rd at last, kept on same pace
The veteran Archie Meade had been running poorly before a surprise victory at Naas and, though up 5lb, he's much better handicapped than over fences. Zipporah isn't very consistent and went up 7lb for scoring at Thurles but LITTLESTICKARUBARB was so convincing on testing ground at Cork thanTan 8lb rise doesn't look enough to prevent a double. Tintown Robin hasn't been seen since December and may just need the run in the prevailing conditions.
Archie Meade (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd on outer, improved to dispute lead 4 out, led 2 out, soon ridden clear, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, all out close home, won at Naas 2m hcp hvy in Feb beating Wild Sam (10-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Dorkas 9-1 (11-12) Mid-division, carried left and hampered 2nd, 4th from 5 out, ridden from 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 5th of 9, 10 1/2l behind Shanklys Dawn (9-11) at Downpatrick 2m 3f hcp sft in Mar.
Shes Flat Tothemat (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Towards rear, 12th after 5th, 13th 3 out, detached and weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 16, dist behind Silver Planeur (10-0) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.
Tornado Watch (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden in 5th after 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 20l behind Archie Meade (11-0) at Naas 2m hcp hvy in Feb.
Hero's Welcome (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 4 out, 11th of 18, dist behind Lareena (10-11) at Thurles 2m mdn hvy in Mar.
Tintown Robin (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Towards rear, 9th halfway, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and headway to 5th after 2 out, no impression in 4th at last, kept on without threatening, 4th of 11, 14l behind High School Days (10-13) at Thurles 2m hcp hvy in Dec.
Zipporah (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Led, slight mistake 5th, joined from before straight and pushed along, headed approaching 2 out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 17 3/4l behind Back Bar (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hvy in Mar.
Littlestickarubarb (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) In rear, not fluent at 1st, 11th halfway, rapid headway after 4 out, progress to 3rd 3 out, travelled well into 2nd after 2 out, led narrowly at last, driven out run-in, won at Cork 2m hcp hvy in Apr beating Pound A Stroke (11-5) by 4 3/4l, 14 ran.
Be My Westerner (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, led after 4 out, joined 3 out and soon ridden, headed before 2 out, dropped to moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 18l behind Laurina (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hvy in Dec.
Hughies Bay (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, lost place 4 out and no extra after next, kept on one pace in straight, 7th of 12, 24 1/4l behind Quamino (11-0) at Wexford 2m hcp hvy in Mar.
Jamies Sister (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, no extra next and weakened, pulled up before 2 out, at Wexford 2m 4f mdn sft in Oct.
She's Made It (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden towards rear 6 out, slow next and soon pulled up, at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp hvy in Feb.
Wheres My Dodi (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Chased leader, 4th halfway, improved to 3rd 4 out, dropped to 4th 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one pace in moderate 4th, 4th of 14, 32 3/4l behind Littlestickarubarb (10-9) at Cork 2m hcp hvy in Apr.
Accordion Twilight (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Soon chased leaders, 5th at 3rd, improved to chase winner approaching straight, soon no extra, 12th of 14, dist behind Rock On Lilly (10-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Dec.
Bettatogether 14-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, 8th when mistake 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, no extra approaching last, 10th of 11, 27 1/4l behind Battling Spirit (11-8) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp sft in Feb.