Useful hurdler Folsom Blue was having his first start for a year when showing up well for a long way in the race won by Sizing Gold at Navan last month and will have come on for the run. Winning point-to-pointer Manor Court ran better than expected on his comeback at Punchestown and is the type to do well over fences. TALBOT ROAD has won a point-to-point and a maiden hurdle in a light career and made a very encouraging start over fences behind Bright New Dawn at Punchestown. With more to offer he can take this though Soweheard, a dual point-to-point winner and successful hurdler, is an intriguing newcomer to fences for Gordon Elliott.
Fairy Island (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from halfway, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Ned Buntline (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f beg chs sft in Dec.
Folsom Blue (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Prominent when slow jump 2nd, chased leaders, closer in 3rd 3 out, no impression from 2 out, 4th of 9, 31l behind Sizing Gold (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chs in Dec.
Forever Gold (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Mid-division, weakened from 3 out, soon behind, pulled up before last, in a race won by Acapulco (11-4) at Punchestown 3m hvy in Apr, 22 ran.
Manor Court (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 3 out, disputing 3rd and bumped 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 18l behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs in Dec.
Moymore Lad (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Led, headed 6th, ridden in 3rd 3 out, soon weakened quickly, 11th of 14, 30l behind Wither Hills (11-8) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Dec.
Soweheard (IRE) 4-5fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, not always fluent, ridden before 3 out, soon outpaced, stayed on to take 2nd after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Mr Satco (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Talbot Road (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Mid-division, progress into 5th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression leaders in 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 13l behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs in Dec.
Two In A Row (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 10th halfway, no danger from 10th,, 12th of 16, well behind Trifolium (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs in Nov.
Civena (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Prominent, 3rd 3 out, lost place and no extra from before straight, 7th of 12, 36l behind My Murphy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 3m beg chs sft in Dec.
Ravensdale Lady (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Pr til wknd 3out, rr & pu last, in a race won by Maple Valley Gale (12-0) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in Jun, 7 ran.