IL FENOMENO attempted to make all over 2m4f at Kilbeggan but found the trip and the useful Seefood too much to handle. He'll take some catching in that kind of form and gets the vote. Time To Work fell when struggling in the same race and didn't impress with his jumping but Cavite Beta is a horse with potential who was having his first start since October when runner-up over hurdles a couple of weeks ago. He should give the selection a run while Old Laxey is one to note for the future.
Black Zero (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Prominent, hit 2nd, weakened 4 out, soon eased, completely tailed off, last of 17, well behind Ghareer (11-0) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Apr.
Cavite Beta (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Held up in 4th, moderate 4th halfway, moderate 3rd after 3 out, soon ridden, went moderate 2nd after 2 out, kept on without threatening easy winner in straight, 2nd of 5, 8l behind Little King Robin (11-5) at Sligo 2m hdl.
Il Fenomeno (ITY) 8-1 (11-5) Led, 6 lengths advantage halfway, reduced lead 8th, challenged and headed approaching straight, no impression on winner last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Seefood (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs.
Old Laxey (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, no impression from 3 out, moderate 3rd when fell next, in a race won by Johannisberger (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gd in May '13, 13 ran.
Ring Ben (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, slight mistake 3 out, 6th into straight, no impression when impeded at last, kept on same pace run-in, 8th of 15, 12l behind Afatcat (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase gd in Jun.
Time To Work (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Towards rear, mistake 1st, slow 2nd and reminders, ridden and no impression in moderate 5th after 4 out, fell next, in a race won by Seefood (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs, 9 ran.