Another big field of moderate performers. WHISKEY AND RED is 12lb higher than for his only hurdles victory at Downpatrick but at least enters the fray in good heart after Friday's second at Kilbeggan. His guaranteed fitness can see him home ahead of Baby's Hot, who was conceding him weight when narrowly beaten at Downpatrick so has to be of interest. Swift Lady has now had 26 starts over hurdles without winning and can hardly be trusted while Ballyfinboy has run poorly since landing a Navan handicap in November.
Whiskey And Red (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Waited with, went 6th approaching 4 out, soon chased winner in 2nd, closed 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 13, 9l behind Dante Anna (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Fair Lord (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Towards rear, ridden into 9th entering straight, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 8l behind Ballyreesode (10-9) at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
Baby's Hot (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd 4 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra from 2 out, 4th last, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 11l behind Scouting Party (11-3) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.
Grande Milan (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Led, headed 2nd, prominent, lost place 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 20, 35l behind Teochew (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Ballyfinboy (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Soon led, joined 3 out, soon headed and no extra, 9th of 18, 44l behind Hazariban (10-4) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Apr.
Pocketfullapennies (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, cl up 5out, no impress 3out, rdn & ko, 4th of 9, 19l behind Run For Firth (12-0) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp in Apr.
War Of Words (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Poor visibility in back straight) mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra from 3 out and weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by All Honours (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr, 16 ran.
Calie Eile (IRE) 28-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden and no impression next, 9th of 15, 22l behind Lady Boulea (10-8) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Alfa Belle (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Prominent, 5th before 4 out, no extra into straight, 10th of 20, well behind Teochew (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Black Empress (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Chased clear leader in 4th, 6th halfway, no extra and behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Yachvili (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov, 8 ran.
Swift Lady (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders early, 9th halfway, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden and no extra 2 out, 8th of 14, 12l behind Gold Bullet (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 gd in Apr.
Twelve Gold Bars (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th approaching 5 out, no extra from before straight, 8th of 12, well behind Dazzlers Day (10-9) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.
Midnight Molly 5-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, 3rd 4out, ld 3out, when lft clr & sow from last, won at Ballydurn 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Hearditbefore (10-11) by 10l, 13 ran.
Ever Dreaming (USA) 20-1 (10-13) Always behind, trailing before halfway, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Rating Queen (10-12) at Thurles 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Theboyschoice (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, lost place and under pressure 8th, soon no impression and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Alf Wright (11-7) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Aug, 15 ran.
Coastal Command 20-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 4th, weakened from 5 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Paddy O Dee (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Apr.
It's Lou's Turn (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, headway into 5th 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 3rd when fell last, in a race won by Yeoman (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Dec '10, 15 ran.
Sarah Battle (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Rr, 7th 6out, prog
Double Edge 40-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 11th of 24, 33l behind Starkie (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Robbie McMahon (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) 10th of 20, well behind Tukawhile (10-6) at Tipperary 3m mdn hdl sft.
Pocasset (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, dropped to 7th before 6 out, ridden after 3 out, no impression, 8th of 16, 25l behind The Blarney Rose (10-12) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.