KERRIB CASTLE finished runner-up to the useful James here in December, when today's rival Mattara was over two lengths behind in third, and the former has since completed a hat-trick between the flags. That should prove good enough for this though Easyondeye is a progressive hunter who wouldn't need to find much more to make his presence felt. The once-promising Linnel has only shown glimpses of his old form recently but could still provide the main threat in a moderate contest.
Carnglave Cat (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Pr & disp, ev ch 3out, not qckn from 2out, ko, 4th of 5, 12l behind Ground Invasion (12-2) at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp.
Drum Bay (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Tr ldrs, cl 4th 2out, eff bef last, rdn & kow late, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Bally Beaufort (12-2) at Farmaclaffley 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb.
Easyondeye (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, 3rd 2out, sn led, kow run-in, won at Horse And Jockey 3m ire ptp sft beating Lord Fingal (12-2) by 3l, 14 ran.
Enniskillen (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, closer in 6th before 10th, moderate 4th approaching straight, soon no impression, 4th of 10, 45l behind Loch Dara (11-3) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hts chs sft.
Festies Pride (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Ld & disp, wknd 3out, sn rr & pu last, in a race won by Kerrib Castle (11-6) at Tyrella 3m ire ptp sft in Feb, 14 ran.
Kerrib Castle (IRE) 1-2 (11-6) Pr & ld, went on 4out, hdd brfly aftr last, rdn & went on late, won at Farmaclaffley 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb beating Finea (12-2) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Linnel (IRE) 7-4 (11-6) Ww, prog to ldrs 4out, rdn & no ex 2out, ko, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Annamatopoeia (11-11) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp sft.
Mattara (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Tr ldrs in 4th, 3rd app last, ko run-in, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Driftashore (12-2) at Belharbour 3m ire ptp sft in Feb.
Quigley 6-1 (12-2) Ld & disp, ev ch bef last, no ex late, 4th of 13, 6l behind Chosen Dream (12-2) at Tyrella 3m ire ptp gs.
Slighamach (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ld, 8l adv aftr a mile, hdd bef 2out, wknd, 4th of 18, 14l behind Kilbree Chief (12-0) at Tallow 3m ire ptp sft in Feb '13.
She Saval (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, slight mistake 7th, ridden and no extra before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Mtada Supreme (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f hts chs, 8 ran.
Phar And Away (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, slightly impeded 7th, distant 6th approaching straight, no danger in 5th 3 out, 5th of 10, well behind Loch Dara (11-3) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hts chs sft.