FRENCH CANADIAN has been expensive to follow but has come up against one or two decent hunter chasers in his career under Rules to date. Though again a little disappointing when beaten in a point-to-point last time, he has his sights lowered here and can finally end his losing run. Fourth In Line had no chance at Cheltenham last time but should fare better in this grade while Realt Ag Leirmt appears to be improving and may be more reliable than front-runner Galbally King.
Departed (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) (cp) bhnd til pu 11, in a race won by That's Rhythm (11-0) at Kimblewick 3m ptp gd, 8 ran.
Fourth In Line (IRE) 100-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway from 10th, mistake 12th, lost place 13th, struggling 16th, 8th of 17, 29l behind Harbour Court (11-10) at Cheltenham 3m 1f hts chs (4) gd.
French Canadian (FR) 4-5 (12-0) Hdwy 11; rdn to ld last; hdd nr fin, 2nd of 5, nk behind Sizing America (12-0) at North Shropshire 3m ptp gf.
Galbally King (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Led 2-14; to & pu 2 out, in a race won by Sheriff Hutton (12-7) at West Norfolk 3m ptp gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Realt Ag Leimt (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Led to 5; led 9; ro wl, won at Quorn 3m ptp gd in Apr beating Tinker's Burrow (11-7) by 1/2l, 11 ran.