BY DESIGN was in the process of running a big race when brought down in a similar contest at Clonmel in February. He gets another chance here and should come out best with normal luck in-running. Rollinthedeep tries his luck over regulation fences on the back of a point-to-point victory and Garde Fou ran well for second in a points race at The Pigeons last month. Schindlers Rock also has form between the flags but is less than reliable while Send For Paddy has disappointed since finishing fifth in a hunter chase at Down Royal in December.
By Design (IRE) 5-2fav (11-7) Led until bad mistake and headed 2nd, slight mistake 4th, 2nd when brought down 3 out, in a race won by Ibetellingyoualie (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f hts chs hvy in Feb, 14 ran.
Garde Fou (FR) 6-4 (12-0) Pr & disp, eff from 2out, not get to wnr but kow, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Mr Dickens (12-0) at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
Schindlers Rock (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Ww, steady prog 4out, no ch with wnr but so for clr 2nd but fell last, tired, in a race won by Kilford (11-4) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp in Mar, 11 ran.
Send For Paddy (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) In tch til not qckn 3out, ko onepce, 6th of 9, 39l behind Hoopy (11-4) at Farmaclaffley 3m ire ptp in Feb.
Writers Block (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Alw rr, pu 2out, in a race won by Carsonstown Boy (12-0) at Maralin 3m ire ptp in Mar, 11 ran.
Rollininthedeep (IRE) Evens (11-4) Rcd 3rd, prog to ld bef last, kow, won at Tyrella 3m ire ptp gd in Mar beating Mausefalle (11-4) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
So Swank (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on same apce from over 4f out, 11th of 16, well behind Rockdown (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Mar.