FIERY OSCAR won two handicaps over hurdles at Clonmel before completing his hat-trick over fences at Tramore. Not surprisingly he's shot up the weights but is in such good heart that a four-timer looks on the cards. Time Please is on the upgrade and beat subsequent winner Treacy Hotels Boy in a Tramore maiden so could have got in here lightly. Follow The Sign looked a smart prospect when landing a Fairyhouse maiden in February and though beaten a long way subsequently it has been in much better class. Whiskey And Rye had the selection behind at Clonmel in February and though he has shot up the weights he's still running well enough to pose a threat while Coldstonesober showed his first sign of form for a long time over fences recently and if able to repeat would be a threat to all.
Whiskey And Rye (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Soon tracked leaders, 7th from 4 out, closed before next, kept on without troubling winner run-in, 2nd of 21, 6l behind Living Next Door (10-10) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Apr.
Courageous Cry (IRE) 40-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, pecked on landing and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Shariyan (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan, 26 ran.
Sands Cove (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Prominent at ordinary pace, mistake 3 out and ridden, 6th before straight, chased leaders and no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 6l behind Corbally (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Feb.
See Double You (IRE) 10-3 (11-2) Soon prominent, in front before straight, headed 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Fahamore (11-9) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Dec.
Authinger (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden into 3rd 2 out, no extra in 4th last, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 7l behind Gold Bullet (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 gd in Apr.
Clonsilla Fath (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Beau Michael (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (95-123) (4yo+) sft in Apr, 25 ran.
First Impressions (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden into 9th 2 out, 6th entering straight, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 9th of 25, 8l behind Beau Michael (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (95-123) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Follow The Sign (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Chased leaders in 4th early, held up in 5th halfway, rear 5 out, pushed along next, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened before straight, eased and tailed off, last of 7, well behind Morning Assembly (11-10) at Punchestown 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) sft in Apr.
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 5-4fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, smooth headway after 3 out and led next, soon quickened clear, pecked slightly on landing last and kept on well run-in, won at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 in Apr beating Hillman (11-8) by 11l, 16 ran.
Blossom Gate (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Waited with, closer in 6th before straight, 3rd before 2 out, led approaching last, stayed on well, won at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov beating The Crafty Butcher (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 16 ran.
Shanpallas (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, keen hold, 4th approaching straight, ridden to challenge in 2nd from before last, soon on terms and led, stayed on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr beating Overcall (11-2) by 1l, 14 ran.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, tracked leaders 5th, went 2nd after 9th, ridden and 2 lengths down after 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, no impression flat, 2nd of 10, 5l behind The Folkes Choice (11-5) at Tramore 2m beg chase sft in Apr.
Cry For The Moon (USA) 5-1 (11-3) Waited with, slight mistake 4th, 8th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 9th of 18, 14l behind First Impressions (11-2) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Jul.
De Dodger (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden into 10th 2 out, 8th entering straight, no impression in 7th last, kept on same pace, 8th of 25, 7l behind Beau Michael (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (95-123) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Credit Box (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, slight mistake 5 out, closer in 6th before straight, ridden into 5th entering straight, no extra 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 18l behind Speckled Wood (11-5) at Clonmel 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) hvy in Mar.
Time Please (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Tracked leader and left in front approaching 4th, joined breifly after 3 out, left clear after next and in command last, ridden run-in and tied up badly, all out close home to hold on, won at Tramore 2m mdn hdl in Apr beating Treacy Hotels Boy (11-4) by nk, 15 ran.
More Madness (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 7th after 3 out, kept on without threatening from next, 4th of 18, 39l behind Sarabad (11-3) at Clonmel 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) hvy in Feb.
Prince Of Dubai (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Waited with, closer order 4 out, on terms from before straight, no extra and and kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 15, 26l behind Masked Phantom (11-10) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Corr Point (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 9th after 3 out, ridden and no extra before straight, 7th of 16, 39l behind Dont Tell Pa (10-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct.
The Boys Dont Know (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Mid-division, moderate 5th halfway, closer in 4th and ridden before straight, no impression from 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 10l behind Speckled Wood (11-5) at Clonmel 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) hvy in Mar.
Golan Go (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra after 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Tilly Ann (9-12) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov '10, 18 ran.