Buccaneer Bob has been going well at Dundalk over the winter and landed a handicap there in March. Sullane Chief ran very well on his hurdling debut in a strong Gowran maiden in December so it was a surprise to see him in a Clonmel bumper in March where he didn't run well in the heavy ground. SHAMAR, a winner on the Flat in France, ran well enough over this course and distance in December but failed to stay 2m4f a few weeks later at Leopardstown. He can gain his first success for Willie Mullins as Spot Fine, who has been alternating between hurdles and fences and has strong form in both, was a big disappointment when a short-priced favourite at Clonmel in March. Alexandr Nevsky will be better for his recent run after a year's absence though he finished behind Aonvarr that day.
Alexandr Nevsky 14-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, moderate 7th before 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened before last, 13th of 25, 38l behind City Slicker (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl.
Aonvarr (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Settled behind leaders, moderate 6th halfway, ridden in 7th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 25, 27l behind City Slicker (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl.
Backinyourbox (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Settled behind leaders, moderate 8th halfway, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 12th of 25, 37l behind City Slicker (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl.
Buccaneer Bob (IRE) 2-1fav (9-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to challenge 2f out, ridden in 2nd 1f out, kept on final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar beating Armed Guard (8-5) by shd, 14 ran (flat).
Buster Dan Dan (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, 8th of 18, well behind Wontbelongnow (10-11) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn hdl sft.
El Velero (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Mid-division, weakened from 5f out, 17th of 20, well behind Pay The King (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Elusive Award (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 16l behind Creek Falcon (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep (flat).
Fitzcarraldo 40-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, no extra from before 3 out, 11th of 14, well behind The Paparrazi Kid (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Regal Athlete (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th 3 out, no impression, 7th of 19, 25l behind Fort George (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun '11.
Shamar (FR) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders mainly 6th, no extra 3 out, 6th of 12, 38l behind Talbot Road (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Spot Fine 11-10fav (11-4) Settled behind leaders, 9th halfway, ridden 3 out, soon no extra, 11th of 18, 44l behind Glen Beg (10-11) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Sullane Chief (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th 4f out, ridden in 6th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 27l behind Turnandgo (12-0) at Clonmel 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
Templeton (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Settled towards rear on inner, headway into 5th before 3 out, 3rd approaching straight but no impression on first 2 when pecked badly on landing last, 4th of 10, 8l behind Cops And Robbers (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
The Young Offender (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out, ridden entering straight, no extra in 6th when mistake 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 26l behind Elegant Statesman (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
Try It Sometime (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, bad mistake 1st, soon rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 18th of 25, well behind City Slicker (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl.
Ballymackrory (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, slight mistake early, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 6th of 16, 36l behind Kilbarry Beauty (11-5) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl sft.
Coco Be Cool (IRE) Croco Rouge mare out of Pharlingo.
Mountain Mama (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Well off pace towards rear for most, never a factor, 11th of 13, well behind Cash And Go (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct '11.
Searenity (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Never better than mid-division, 14th of 18, well behind Spot The Pro (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Twilight Solace (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Settled behind leaders, moderate 7th halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 14th of 25, 48l behind City Slicker (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl.
Activefreedy (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, struggling 7th, soon behind, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Clara Mc Cloud (10-11) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl sft in Apr, 13 ran.
Kathleensluckylad (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, keen hold, weakened over 4f out, last of 12, 19l behind Kittens (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct (flat).
Emma Pavlova (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden and no extra after 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Bell Weir (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Apr.
You Got Heart (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened straight, last of 14, 11l behind Golden Shoe (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Dec (flat).
Callmenewtown (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Cl up when brd 1st, in a race won by Attentiontodetail (11-9) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gd, 10 ran.
Anjum (USA) 50-1 (10-4) Mistakes and always towards rear, 8th of 12, well behind Aazif (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Jackofalltrades (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Towards rear, 13th before halfway, no impression and kept on straight, 8th of 13, 16l behind Age Of Glory (11-2) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl sft.