It's difficult to know what to make of these but FAMILY OFICIAL has probably done enough to earn the vote. He gained his fifth victory between the flags in February then chased home the classy Mossey Joe in a hunter chase at Gowran. Near Perfection hasn't had too much racing but has still managed to win four times though was expected to make it five when beaten at odds-on at Dromahane last month. Twin Joy has mixed it with the best and has plenty of experience in open points while Cock And Hen showed improved form to score at Tinahely a month ago.
Ballyness (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Chsd ldrs in 3rd until 2nd brfly by 7th, 2l 2nd again aftr 4out, 5l 3rd & no ex 2out, mod 3rd at last, 3rd of 5, 25l behind Thetalkinsover (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Castlecooke Andy (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, well behind Warne (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hts chs sft in Feb.
Cock And Hen (IRE) Evens (12-0) Trkd ldrs, cl 3rd 1/2way, jnd ldr 5out, ld 4out, jnd 2out, adv last where mstk, all out at line, won at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gd in Mar beating Barrackhillboy (11-4) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Dr Patmassini (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Rcd 3rd, 2nd 4out, 5th 3out & btn in fair 6th 2out, so bef last & went 3rd up final 50 yards, nrst at fin, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Lanespark (12-0) at Kilworth 3m ire ptp in Mar.
Family Oficial (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Led, joined 4th, headed 7th, dropped off winner from 9th, kept on same pace from after 4 out, 2nd of 7, 19l behind Mossey Joe (11-4) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hts chs hvy in Mar.
Final Gift (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders and well off the pace, in pursuit of winner but no chance approaching straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 29l behind Mossey Joe (11-4) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hts chs hvy in Mar.
Five O'clock Tea (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Slowly away and always trailing, completely tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Russian Regent (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f hts chs hvy in Mar.
Gort An Chnoic (IRE) Evens (12-0) Rcd 3rd, disp 4out, faster jump & ld 2out, 6l adv gng best when lft clr last, easily, won at Kilworth 3m ire ptp in Mar beating Glen Ode (12-0) by 18l, 5 ran.
Lisclogher Lad (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Prominent chasing leader, led from 6f out, headed approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 25l behind Rockdown (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Mar.
Mayo Calling (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs in 3rd until 4th aftr 5out, fair 4th& btn up bef 3out, mod 5th & no ex 2out, wknd bef last, 6th of 9, 22l behind Rudi Trucker (12-0) at Lismore 3m ire ptp gd in Mar.
Mickey Blue Eyes (GER) 5-2 (12-0) Ww, prog to tr ldrs 5out, rdn & ko onepce from 3out, 5th of 10, 16l behind Battlefront (12-0) at Ballyragget 3m ire ptp gs in Mar '12.
Near Perfection (IRE) 4-6 (12-0) Rcd 2nd, chall & ld 6out, jnd 5out, ld 4out & jumped right last 3 fences, no ex last & hdd 100 yards out, 2nd of 6, hd behind Pocket Reader (11-4) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Nevskij (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Made most, alw in command from 3out, snug, won at Rathmorrissey 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Crude (12-0) by 5l, 7 ran.
Thetalkinsover (IRE) 4-5 (12-0) Mostly trkd ldr in 2nd until 3rd aftr 4out, chall aftr 3out, ld 2out, eased 3l clr bef last, sow, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Lord Fox (12-0) by 7l, 5 ran.
Twin Joy 6-4 (12-0) Ww, steady prog to 3rd 3out, eff bef 2out, no ch with wnr, kow, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Most Chaste (11-9) at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Feb.
Whitty's Choice (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Ld, strongly pressed last, hdd on run-in, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Nodouraboura (12-0) at Horse And Jockey 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Wiseoverbury (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, 3rd 3out, on terms last, ko strongly to ld close home, won at Ballyragget 3m ire ptp in Mar beating Footy Facts (12-0) by 1l, 9 ran.
Wrong Turn (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Always rear, never a factor, trailing 5 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Russian Regent (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f hts chs hvy in Mar.
Lady Gamble (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Mid div,prog 2out, ld bef last, hdd ko same pce, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Hill Rock (11-7) at Killaloe 3m ire ptp in Feb.