Pollywollydoodle showed good form on summer ground before failing to handle testing conditions at Punchestown. She should go well while Afatcat looks certain to be in the shake-up after a couple of decent runs. Graigue Cross showed the benefit of his opening run with a much better effort at Clonmel and further progress will see him in the frame but a chance is taken with the newcomer WHISPER ROCK, who is related to several winners and hails from a yard adept at winning these races.
Afatcat 10-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, 4th entering straight and ridden to go 3rd 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 7l behind Band Of Blood (11-8) at Thurles 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Ebazziyr (IRE) Cape Cross gelding out of Ebadiyla.
Emperor Oscar (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Eternal Lady.
Graigue Cross (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd 5f out, improved to lead 4f out, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Turnandgo (12-0) at Clonmel 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
Milan Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Never better than mid-division, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Milan Bound (11-13) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Feb.
Part And Parcel (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression before straight, 12th of 15, 36l behind Rathvawn Belle (11-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Ranzar (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Fell 1st, in a race won by Burren River (12-0) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov, 13 ran.
Red Solo Cup (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Alw pr, cl up on terms 3out, not qckn 2out, ko, 3rd of 11, 16l behind Sail By The Sea (11-7) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct.
Storm Of Swords (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Crossbar Lady.
The Grey Bear (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Ld & clr, red adv when mstks 7th & 6out, hdd 6out & wknd qckly, pu bef 5out, in a race won by Tipsy Gypsy (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Nov, 17 ran.
The Rite Article (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Rite Of Spring.
Top Cat Henry (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden in 5th over 2f out and soon no extra, weakened, 10th of 11, well behind Benemeade (12-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in Mar.
Indi Annagh (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Ld, jmpd right, jnd before 4out & qckly lst pl, pu 3out,, in a race won by Our Belief (11-7) at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Dec, 12 ran.
Ittimetogo (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear on outer, some progress from 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, eased final furlong, 18th of 19, well behind Joanne One (10-13) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) hvy in Nov.
Mood Swing (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Queen Street.
Pollywollydoodle (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Waited with, progress to track leaders 4f out, struggling approaching straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 21l behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f mares n h flat hvy in Nov.
Roaming Wild Presenting mare out of Bettyhill.
Whisper Rock (IRE) Presenting mare out of Loch Na Mona.
Blueberry Hill (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, some headway over 3f out, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 27l behind Plan Again (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gs in Feb.