A cracking turnout with five of the eight runners having won last time out though TURBAN is likely to start a warm order. A lightly-raced and useful hurdler, he looked a really smart prospect when beating Darwins Fox at Cork and a big run by the latter in the opener will boost his chances. Toner D'Oudairies and Lord Ben fought out the finish of a beginners race at Thurles with the latter just coming out on top. There's little between them again though the former may reverse the form as he produced a fine effort to go one better at Fairyhouse. Caoimhe's Delight was a very impressive winner on her debut over regulation fences at Kilbeggan and the point-to-point, bumper and hurdles winner looks like being a force to be reckoned with over fences.
Dick Dundee 12-1 (11-7) Made all, asserted 2 out, pushed along entering straight, reduced advantage last, kept on well run-in, comfortably, won at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase sft in Apr beating Dominetta Vitali (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.
Lord Ben (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Made all, challenged 3 out, ridden and asserted after 2 out, strongly pressed again from last, kept on well under pressure, won at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase gs in Apr beating Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 5-4fav (11-12) Always prominent, improved to lead 2 out, soon ridden clear, stayed on well from last, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs gs in Apr beating Dul Ar An Ol (11-9) by 5l, 12 ran.
Turban (FR) 7-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, closer order 5 out, on terms when not fluent 2 out, soon led and clear last, stayed on well run-in, easily, won at Cork 2m beg chase hvy in Apr beating Darwins Fox (11-12) by 5l, 18 ran.
Fully Funded (USA) 33-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 5th 5 out, no extra straight, 15th of 22, 28l behind The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
Mad Brian (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden in 4th 2 out, went moderate 3rd entering straight, no extra before last, 4th of 10, 12l behind Rye Martini (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Apr.
Whats Happening (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, 9th 4 out, soon weakened, 16th of 20, well behind Call Rog (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl sft in Mar.
Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, challenged and on terms 2 out, quickly led, in command from before last, kept on well, won at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mrs beg chs sft beating Pipers Glory (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.