DESERTMORE STREAM had been threatening to win a race for some time before gaining an impressive maiden success at Clonmel and a mark of 118 doesn't look excessive for his handicap debut. He can get the better of Black Spot On, who has been making rapid progress and followed his maiden victory at Down Royal with a battling success on the Flat at Leopardstown. Hurler And Farmer makes a quick reappearance after scoring at Wexford and a 6lb rise doesn't look too much of a problem while the ex-French Blue Hell was aimed high in a Grade 2 on his debut for Tony Mullins and should find this more to his liking.
O Maonlai (IRE) 11-4 (11-6) Held up in 6th, pushed along in 5th entering straight and went 4th approaching last, no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Mister Hotelier (11-6) at Wexford 2m 4f hdl in Mar.
Desertmore Stream (IRE) 11-8fav (11-4) Mid-division, progress into 5th 4 out, 3rd after next, left in lead approaching 2 out, disputed last, quickened clear run-in, easily, won at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl hvy beating Ryansbrook (11-4) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
A Grey Matter (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress into 2nd after 4 out, ridden before 2 out where 3rd, kept on same pace from last, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 25, 4l behind Drumlee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Little King Robin (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Held up and took keen hold, moderate 4th from before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace,, 4th of 8, 33l behind Adriana Des Mottes (10-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares nov hdl Gr 1 (1) sft.
Catimini (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along in rear 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up before next,, in a race won by Los Amigos (11-3) at Thurles 2m 6f nh nov hdl sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Black Spot On (IRE) 6-4fav (10-13) Ran freely early and soon led, challenged from before straight, ridden and strongly pressed before last, all out run-in, kept on well under pressure, won at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl in Mar beating Tulsa Jack (11-4) by nk, 13 ran.
Blue Hell (FR) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression from 2 out, 4th of 9, 26l behind Abbyssial (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) in Feb.
Asockastar (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Held up, improved 4 out, 2nd early straight, lost place and no impression from before last, 5th of 7, 19l behind Rocky Wednesday (10-11) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Dec.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Always behind, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, last of 9, 50l behind Miley Shah (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chase sft in Mar.
Hurler And Farmer (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, close 6th on inner 3 out, went 3rd and ridden next, 2nd entering straight, stayed on well run-in to lead close home, won at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft beating The Conker Club (11-1) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
King Of Oriel (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Settled in mid-division, headway early straight and 4th 2 out, pushed along before last where slight mistake, no extra run-in, 5th of 18, 7l behind Spacious Sky (10-2) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Magical Moon 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd approaching straight, just in front 2 out, headed and not fluent last, soon dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Art Of Payroll (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Oscar Buzz (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Mid-division, 5th halfway, progress into 4th 3 out, soon ridden, no extra next, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 15l behind Glen Beg (10-4) at Navan 2m hcp hdl sft in Mar.
Kims Dream (IRE) 11-4fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along in 12th after 2 out, ridden into 7th entering straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Sir Lynx (10-10) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun.
Cassells Rock (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, remote 7th from 4 out, remote 8th before straight, no extra, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Getoutwhenyoucan (10-8) at Naas 2m hcp hdl in Feb.
Moorhill Lad (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 33l behind Taglietelle (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Zigger Zagger (IRE) 13-2 (11-11) Soon led, disputed from 3rd, mistake 4th, led halfway, slight mistake and headed 6th, 3rd 4 out, ridden and weakened entering straight, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Le Vent D'Antan (11-11) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Spacious Sky (USA) 11-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, progress early straight and 2nd 2 out, ridden approaching last, under pressure and no impression in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Court Jester (10-8) at Navan 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) hvy in Feb.
Peoples Park (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division, 12th halfway, no impression approaching 2 out and no danger in straight, 14th of 16, 26l behind Snowell (10-6) at Wexford 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Pivot Bridge 4-1fav (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2 out, no extra entering straight, weakened, 15th of 19, 29l behind King Of Oriel (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Oct.
House Limit (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 4th when slight mistake 4 out, ridden from next, 4th 2 out, no extra, 6th of 20, 26l behind Gambling Girl (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.