PIGEON CREEK was making his debut over fences when falling at the last at Thurles in February. He had every chance at the time against better opposition than this and can make amends. Dont Back Down eventually finished fourth but would have been well beaten by the selection and runner-up Leading The Life would also have finished behind so the main threat may emerge from Drawn N Drank. A winning point-to-pointer and hurdler, he was sent to Cheltenham for the National Hunt Chase but jumped poorly and was eventually pulled up.
Ballymonteen Wood (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Close up and disputed lead, not fluent 7th, prominent after, 3rd 3 out, no extra from before straight, 5th of 14, 47l behind The Paparrazi Kid (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Captain Luke (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Mid-division best, weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Shariyan (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan, 26 ran.
Dont Back Down (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd when blundered 3 out, soon ridden and no impression when left 4th next, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 11l behind Seriatim (11-12) at Down Royal 3m beg chase sft in Mar.
Dr Linzi (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 8th approaching 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 9th of 14, 34l behind Venture Capital (11-12) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl in Dec.
Drawn N Drank (IRE) 28-1 (11-6) Always in rear, lost touch 16th, tailed off when pulled up before 20th, in a race won by Back In Focus (11-6) at Cheltenham 4m am nov chs (2) gs in Mar, 16 ran.
Great Rory (IRE) Great Palm gelding out of Brideswell.
Leading The Life (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching straight, struggling when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Novarov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Mar, 16 ran.
Pigeon Creek (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, closer in 5th approaching 4 out, ridden in 3rd before straight, challenged in 2nd from before last with every chance when fell, in a race won by Caheronaun (11-5) at Thurles 3m beg chase sft in Feb, 13 ran.
Tailors Hill (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Soon disputed lead, ridden before straight, soon headed and no extra, 6th of 10, 40l behind Ponmeword (10-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Dec.
The Bog Road Girl (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Always rear, no threat after halfway, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Vesper Bell (11-12) at Punchestown 3m beg chs hvy in Dec, 5 ran.