JOHNNYOFCOURSE has some fair form between the flags to his credit including when not far behind Tammys Hill at Kirkistown. He was a close third in this race a year ago and this looks a good opportunity. Tony Martin has had a wonderful week so his lightly-raced point-to-point winner Wrong Turn has to be greatly respected. Taghnabrick won a point at Punchestown last month but ran poorly in a hunter's event at Downpatrick ten days ago. Mourne Paddy has had a chequered career due to jumping problems but is useful when getting it right as he did when beating a strong field at The Pigeons a fortnight ago.
Crude (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, cl 5th bef 3out, so onepce, 4th of 11, 8l behind Our Girl Rosey (10-13) at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp gs.
Debt To Society (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, 7th 4 out, ridden and no impression in 6th 2 out, kept on one pace run-in, 5th of 10, 9l behind General Maccreevy (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hts chs.
Five O'clock Tea (FR) 9-4 (11-7) Ww rr, 8th 6out, prog 3out, 2l 2nd bef 2out until cl en 3rd but btn bef last, wknd, 4th of 10, 13l behind Danandy (11-7) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec '11.
Johnnyofcourse (IRE) 2-1 (11-4) Mid div, 5th appr straight, ko onepcd - void race, false start, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Carmels Boy (12-0) at Tyrella 3m ire ptp gs in Feb.
Mourne Paddy (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Made all, qcknd when chall last, row, won at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp gs beating Nedzer's Return (11-4) by 5l, 12 ran.
Russian Regent (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, jnd ldr & ld 7th, 2l ld 3out, jnd last, hdd early run-in, rallied well, just failed, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Backstage (12-0) at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gd.
Taghnabrick (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Chased leader mainly 6th, no extra after 3 out, weakened, 8th of 10, 43l behind General Maccreevy (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hts chs.
Wrong Turn (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Held up in rear and never involved, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Mossey Joe (11-4) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hts chs hvy.
Within Reason (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Alw pr, tr ldrs & fell 6out, in a race won by Bendanella (12-0) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft in Jan, 16 ran.