Charles Magnes is carrying a lot of weight but has proved himself a promising stayer in his recent races and his young rider's claim will help. A DECENT EXCUSE scored over fences in November and over timber on this track last month for which he's been raised 6lb. His rider claims most of that back and can steer him to another success. Andiamos has yet to win a race and was very disappointing when fancied here last time after a much better effort on the track. Bye Bye O Bye ran very well at Ballinrobe though may struggle at the trip though he holds County Champions on that last run.
Charles Magnes (FR) 5-2 (11-9) Soon led, pressed and not fluent 3 out, soon headed, dropped to 3rd 2 out, no impression under pressure in 2nd and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 20, 8l behind Kerrieonvic (11-9) at Cork 3m in Apr.
A Decent Excuse (IRE) 10-1 (11-13) Soon tracked leaders, closer in 2nd after 4 out, almost on terms when slight mistake 3 out, challenged under pressure from before last, stayed on well run-in to lead final 50yds, won at Cork 2m 3f amat hcp hdl 80-102 in Apr beating Claiming Benefits (11-3) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Boland's Corner (GER) 18-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 4 out, weakened quickly, 10th of 12, 48l behind Drive On Locky (10-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 in Apr.
Joseph Lister 16-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, ridden 4 out, no impression when mistake next, weakened, 9th of 12, well behind Rightville Boy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 in Apr.
Easy Reach (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden 3 out, stayed on into 8th entering straight, no impression in 7th 2 out, kept on one pace from before last, 5th of 18, 9l behind Hospital (11-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 gs in Apr.
Griesenau (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th after 3 out, ridden into 4th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 7l behind The Bold Beckey (9-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Oct.
Andiamos (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, lost place before 5 out, no impression from before straight, 7th of 17, 36l behind Blacklough (11-3) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Apr.
Mr Eko (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 6th of 13, 37l behind Followmeuptocarlow (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov '12.
Are You Listening (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, moderate 6th approaching straight, soon no impression, 6th of 15, 28l behind Shamsikhan (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
The Cub (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Soon chased leaders, moderate 6th after 9th, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 4th of 20, 34l behind Kerrieonvic (11-9) at Cork 3m in Apr.
Wandering Aengus 11-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along and no extra after 2 out, 9th of 14, 17l behind Holeinthewall Bar (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl in Apr.
Positive Approach (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, some slight mistakes, moderate 13th after 9th, no impression and kept on one pace from before straight, 7th of 20, 44l behind Kerrieonvic (11-9) at Cork 3m in Apr.
Stay With It (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Held up early, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace straight, 5th of 11, 14l behind Let's Celebrate (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Molly's Boy 10-1 (10-8) In rear when slightly impeded by faller 1st, closer in moderate 6th 5 out, went 3rd from 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace next, 3rd of 15, 16l behind Sherika (10-6) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar.
Leanna Ban 25-1 (10-11) Towards rear, fell 2nd, in a race won by Sarah Battle (10-9) at Limerick 3m nov hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Apr, 18 ran.
Blue Vic (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Always behind and trailing, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Darroun (11-10) at Tipperary 2m 7f beg chs gd in Oct, 9 ran.
Googlers Garden (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Soon towards rear, dropped behind from 5th, pulled up before 5 out,, in a race won by Marshim (11-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Apr, 13 ran.
Bye Bye O Bye (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, progress to dispute after 2nd, headed after 5th, mistake 2 out, pushed along to lead approaching straight, under pressure and kept on run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 15, hd behind Supreme Vic (10-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.
Dylan Villen (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Always behind, no impression from 5 out, never a factor, 15th of 16, well behind Hurler And Farmer (11-9) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
Mines River (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, progress into 7th 3 out, ridden and no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 22l behind Tooreen (11-8) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Apr.
County Champions (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden to go 3rd approaching straight, no impression and dropped to 5th at last, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 6l behind Supreme Vic (10-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.
Golden Olive (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, 8th 6 out, no impression from before straight, 9th of 16, 46l behind A Decent Excuse (11-13) at Cork 2m 3f amat hcp hdl 80-102 in Apr.
Tailors Hill (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Mid div, 10th frm 6th, rddn 5out, mod 6th & sl prg aftr 4out, mod 3rd aftr 2out, ko onepcd, 3rd of 13, 16l behind Boru Boy (11-6) at Curraheen 3m ire ptp sft.
The Mad Well (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Soon towards rear, no extra 4 out, completely tailed off,, 10th of 12, well behind Globalized (11-4) at Tipperary 3m mdn hdl gf in Apr.
Do Be Doin' (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, weakened before 5 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Tooreen (11-8) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Apr, 16 ran.
Serra Nova (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Chased leader in 2nd, dropped to 5th before 5th, mid-division in 8th halfway, towards rear 6 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, moderate 9th before straight, kept on one pace from 2 out, 5th of 10, 12l behind Clara Mc Cloud (11-6) at Limerick 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl in Apr.
Close One (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Held up, soon in rear of mid-division, closer in 9th approaching straight, chasing leaders when slight mistake 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon no impression, 8th of 21, 42l behind Maguire's Glen (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.