Bishopslough landed a point at Lingstown in November before a fair bumper debut in what looked a strong event at Fairyhouse. He looks certain to go well as does Pollywollydoodle, who unseated her rider at Gowran on her reappearance but had some decent form on good ground last summer. AFATCAT couldn't quite cope with Ebazziyr at Gowran last month but that was another good effort from Shark Hanlon's charge and he will take some beating here. With his stable in good form, the very easy Lismore point-to-point winner Bishops Road has to go on the shortlist.
Afatcat 7-2 (12-0) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 4f out, 2nd entering straight, led 2f out, ridden to assert over 1f out, headed final 100 yards and no extra, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Ebazziyr (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
Bishops Road (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ww rr, prog in 7th 5out, ld 3out & gng best
Bishopslough (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Settled in rear, headway on outer to go 6th entering straight, ridden in 5th 2f out and no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Akorakor (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat in Apr.
Creadan Mist (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of Sapphire Eile.
Jansboy 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, reminders under 1 mile out, no impression from over 4f out, 9th of 15, well behind County Champions (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat in Mar.
My Boy Ivan (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 6f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Some Tikket (12-0) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Mar.
Romeo's Bay (IRE) Portrait Gallery horse out of Brien's Lass.
Royal Buccaneer (IRE) Dr Massini gelding out of Penney Clare.
Strange Ways (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Alw rr, some prog aftr 1/2 way, rr & pu 2out, in a race won by Bally Rone (11-7) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Tom Tanner (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Slowly away & alw last, to from 5out & pu bef 2out, in a race won by Moonlight Boy (12-0) at Kildorrery 3m ire ptp in Feb, 15 ran.
Upstager (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Cheerymount.
Winters Brook (IRE) Alderbrook gelding out of A Winters Eve.
Dream Beat 11-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra 5f out and pulled up early straight, in a race won by Band Of Blood (11-8) at Thurles 2m N H flat hvy in Feb, 18 ran.
Pollywollydoodle (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Keen hold in mid-division, clipped heels and unseated rider after 2f, in a race won by Ebazziyr (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Apr, 16 ran.