A tricky race to weigh up but VEDETTARIAT is very highly regarded and started his career with an odds-on success at Bellharbour in February. Now with the champion trainer, he'll have come on for the run and looks the one to be on though there are numerous dangers not the least of them Akorakor, who could hardly have won more easily on his debut at Lismore last month. Need To Talk was fancied to make a winning start at Ballinaboola in November and had no trouble doing so while Samson Bill could reward each-way punters after a promising run at Lemonfield a month ago.
Bendanella (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Alw pr, chall 3out, went on aftr 2out, row, eased late, won at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft in Jan beating Tisamystery (12-0) by 2l, 16 ran.
Bishopslough (IRE) 3-1 (10-11) Alw pr, rdn in tch 2out, ev ch last, ko best, won at Lingstown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov beating Georgie Lad (11-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Concordin (IRE) Evens (12-0) Ww, prog to jn ldrs 4out, imp to ld 2out, kow run-in, won at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp gs in Mar beating Church Hall (11-4) by 7l, 14 ran.
Fairy Island (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Trkd ldrs, cl 4th 3out gng well, went 2nd before last, kow to line but no match for wnr, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Lord Fingal (11-4) at Oldtown 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Kilcarry Bridge (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Made most, adv when b mstk last, rallied to ld close home, won at Bennettsbridge 3m ire ptp in Feb beating Laser Hawk (12-0) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Need To Talk (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Rr of mid-div, prog app str, left 2nd 3out, imp to ld last, kow run-in, won at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gs in Nov beating Silentplan (11-7) by 3l, 11 ran.
Samson Bill (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Mid-div, prog 3out, left 2nd 2out, ko str, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Desertmore View (12-0) at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
Akorakor (FR) 7-1 (11-7) Mostly 2nd, 3rd from 7th, chall 5out, ld aftr 4out & 2l adv 2out, easily went clr 2out, sow, impressive, won at Lismore 3m ire ptp gd in Mar beating Final Assault (11-7) by 12l, 11 ran.
Blow The Doors Off 8-1 (11-7) Rr & jumped big early, prog off pace 2out & went mod 3rd well bef last, nev a dngr, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Akorakor (11-7) at Lismore 3m ire ptp gd in Mar.
Vedettariat (FR) 4-6 (11-7) Rcd 2nd, prog to ld after 2nd last, qckn up well on run to last,kow to line, progessive, won at Belharbour 2m ire ptp sft in Feb beating Bellorophon (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.