Headford Flyer started favourite for what looked a slightly better race than this at Thurles on Tuesday but could only keep going at one pace. Resolute Bay had a short-head to spare over Schinkel over hurdles at Ballinrobe last May and has the advantage of chasing experience. He likes fast ground and should go well while Clicksnmortar, another who will enjoy the quicker conditions, is a real chasing type and likely to improve on what he's shown so far. Forjoetheplumber has been very consistent over fences and looks certain to be in the shake-up but it's the mare MAGDOODLE who is handed the vote as she looked a progressive type on good ground in the autumn and hasn't done badly in much softer conditions over fences recently.
Clara More (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Ld/disp, mstk 4out & hdd 3out, wknd qckly, 9th of 15, 30l behind Fromthetop (12-0) at Liscarroll 3m ire ptp gd in Mar.
Clicksnmortar (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression before straight, fell 3 out, in a race won by Pontiac (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase in Mar, 15 ran.
Forjoetheplumber (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 4 out, no extra from 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 19l behind Popcorn (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs sft in Nov.
Harley Road (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Harpsy Cord (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase sft in Feb, 18 ran.
Headford Flyer (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Waited with, slight mistake 6 out, 6th approaching 4 out, no impression from next, moderate 4th and kept on same pace approaching last, 4th of 9, 9l behind Awkward Moment (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chase gd.
Hidden Diamond (IRE) 5-1fav (9-11) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, no extra and weakened after 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Jack Absolute (10-11) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs sft in Feb, 13 ran.
Resolute Bay (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, never a factor, 10th of 18, 45l behind Lambro (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs in Nov.
Schinkel (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Mid-division, slight mistake 4 out and soon no extra, last of 22, 32l behind Up For The Match (9-13) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Mar.
Speedy Tortice (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear, reminders 6th, kept on without threatening straight, 7th of 15, 29l behind Special Token (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase hvy in Jan.
Magdoodle (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 5th 4 out, no extra before, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 21l behind Pontiac (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase in Mar.