TWIN PLAN has been placed over fences and reverts to the larger obstacles having won a couple of hurdle races this year. A winner at Ayr last time, she can race off an 11lb lower mark now back chasing and can take advantage. King Of Ardcarne finished a bit closer over these fences recently and is closely matched with In The Heaven on latest running but Gris Lord was still beaten a distance when runner-up at Kelso last time. Mr BB and Hold Em Cowboy have both been placed this year and similar efforts should see them in the mix once again.
King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, soon pushed along and dropped to 6th 5 out, left moderate 5th 2 out, kept on under pressure run-in without reaching leaders, 4th of 8, 5l behind Deputy Consort (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Mar.
Gris Lord (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders to 3rd, soon detatched in last trio, remote 4th when left 3rd last, plugged on to take 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 27l behind No Planning (11-7) at Kelso 2m 1f nov chs (4) sft in Mar.
In The Haven (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden after 4 out and left moderate 3rd next, no impression approaching 2 out, kept on one pace under pressure run-in to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Deputy Consort (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Mar.
Kerrib Castle (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, no extra from 4 out and weakened, tailed off, 7th of 15, well behind Unoccupied (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Mr Springer (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) In rr when fell 2nd,, in a race won by Twin Joy (12-0) at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Dec, 12 ran.
Noble Commander (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight and no impression in 4th before last, no extra, 5th of 9, 13l behind Popaflora (10-1) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109) hvy in Jan.
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, never a factor, no threat from 4 out, 16th of 19, well behind Down Under (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gs in Mar.
Twin Plan (IRE) 9-4fav (9-11) Behind, headway from 4 out, soon chasing leaders, led approaching last, driven clear, readily, won at Ayr 2m 5f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-130) (4yo+) (3) sft in Mar beating Golden Sparkle (10-4) by 5l, 8 ran.
Mr Bb (IRE) 11-2 (11-11) Held up, mistakes, never in contention, well beaten 4 out, 6th of 11, well behind The Last Bridge (10-1) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.
Breffni Gael (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 5 out, challenging when left in clear lead 3 out, still about 5 lengths advantage when fell next, in a race won by Deputy Consort (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Mar, 8 ran.