TOTALLY COUTURE fell at the first on his chasing debut but has had a confidence booster over hurdles and there's plenty to like about Gordon Elliott's charge. He is taking on several disappointing types here and has more scope than most so is handed the vote. Prima Vista has won a bumper and three races over hurdles but so far hasn't done anywhere near as well over fences after a bright start. Mackeys Forge has now had 23 starts over fences without winning despite several near misses but dual hurdles winner Limpopo Tom made an encouraging debut over the bigger obstacles at Limerick and shouldn't be long finding a race.
Haughtons Bridge (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led from 6th, ridden and strongly pressed 3 out, headed next, weakened quickly, 5th of 8, 11l behind Authinger (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gf.
Kostar (FR) 18-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 3rd 4 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, 7th of 16, 28l behind Tooreen (11-8) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Apr.
Limpopo Tom (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 4th and ridden 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before 2 out, 4th of 12, 7l behind Theatre Mill (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs gs in Apr.
Mackeys Forge (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 10th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 10th of 22, well behind Usuel Smurfer (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 in Apr.
Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Led, jumped left and mistake 4 out, slight mistakes 3 out and 2 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra entering straight, 8th of 25, 37l behind Master Oscar (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f in Apr.
Prima Vista 4-1 (11-5) Soon prominent in chasing group, not fluent 4 out and 3 out, dropped to moderate 3rd after 2 out and no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Back To Balloo (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs gd.
Tabac Brun (FR) 66-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden along on inner 3 out, kept on same pace straight, 10th of 25, 19l behind Deep Trouble (10-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl.
Totally Couture (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Towards rear, no impression from before straight, 12th of 25, 40l behind Off The Charts (11-2) at Punchestown 3m.