Just seven runners but it's difficult to find one without a chance. Robert Tyner runs both Lughnasa, who had ben going well before disappointing at Cork, and Way Up In The Air, who wasn't at her best at Punchestown having won easily over fences at Thurles in February. Little King Robin has only won once but has generally performed with credit at a higher level and should be in the mix. She holds Whisper Rock on their run in a similar race at Punchestown though the latter, who had won her two previous races, wasn't at her best. Sunday Serenade wasn't disgraced in a Limerick Grade 3 in March but a chance is taken on ANNIE OTHER, who has won first time back in two of her three seasons to date though she wouldn't want any more rain.
Annie Other (IRE) 4-1fav (11-3) Mid-division early, 5th halfway, mistake 4 out, soon towards rear, ridden and no extra, last of 11, well behind Double Seven (11-6) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug.
Lughnasa (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 9th early, slight mistake 6 out, no extra 4 out and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Blacklough (11-3) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Apr, 17 ran.
Little King Robin (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Prominent, on terms 2nd and soon led, clear from before 4th, reduced lead from 4 out, not fluent next, headed straight, dropped to 3rd from before last, no extra, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Morga (10-10) at Punchestown 2m mrs nov hdl.
Sunday Serenade (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, improved to be close up 3 out, 3rd before straight, dropped to 6th and no impression from before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 11l behind Katie T (10-12) at Limerick 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1) hvy in Mar.
Way Up In The Air (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, mistake 3rd, bad mistake next, eased 6th, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Mallowney (11-4) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs, 16 ran.
Whisper Rock (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, not fluent 4 out, no impression from 2 out, 11th of 13, well behind Morga (10-10) at Punchestown 2m mrs nov hdl.
Ningbo Express (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Mid-division, mistake 1st, mistake 4 out, ridden in 9th before straight, kept on into 4th 2 out, stayed on into 2nd and slight mistake last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 1 1/4l behind Princess Leya (11-5) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gs in Apr.