HOLYWELL was a cut above these over timber and won the the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham back in March. A reasonably proficient display of jumping should see him come out best on his chasing debut. There's not much between Many Clouds and Knock In Hand over hurdles but the latter has been well beaten in a couple of previous starts over the larger obstacles. Supreme Asset has won a couple of novice events over timber and he makes more appeal than Walkabout Creek on his first start over fences as his dam is related to top-class chaser Albertas Run.
Holywell (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden 3 out, dropped to 3rd 2 out, no extra straight, 4th of 6, 49l behind Quevega (11-3) at Punchestown 3m hdl G1 hvy in Apr.
Knock A Hand (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, went 3rd before 7th, chased winner before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Seymour Eric (9-11) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.
Many Clouds (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear on outside, headway after 7th, lost place from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Battle Group (10-9) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Apr, 21 ran.
Supreme Asset (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Tracked clear leader, every chance 2 out, ridden and weakened before last, 3rd of 6, 23l behind Whisky Yankee (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Walkabout Creek (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 8th, closed 3 out, ridden next, no extra before last, 4th of 5, 33l behind Seymour Eric (11-9) at Ayr 3m nov hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Apr.