MOONLIGHT BOY, a winning point-to-pointer and bumper, still has questions to answer over hurdles after a couple of runs where he looked the winner until put under pressure. He's talented and will win races when connections find the key to him which hopefully will be today. Spa Hill has a bumper victory behind him but he's now had 10 races over hurdles without winning and probably prefers quicker ground. He was a couple of lengths behind Tawseef here last time and Colin Bowe's charge is beginning to get the hang of hurdling so can make the frame. Scamaill Liath has been beaten quite a long way in her two latest starts and will need to do better but Fruits Of Molly showed improved form on her hurdles debut at Navan last time and further progress is expected.
Back To Bracka (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) In rear, no impression from under 4f out, soon weakened, last of 6, well behind Milsean (12-0) at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Mar.
Colms Dream (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear, never a factor, detached in 10th entering straight, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Allied Victory (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Daigreen (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, ridden into 9th 2f out, kept on to 6th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 16, 5l behind Fulminata (9-7) at Listowel 1m hcp hvy in Sep (flat).
Dark Outsider (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 9th approaching straight, soon no impression, 10th of 23, 42l behind Sonny B (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Fruits Of Molly (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Chased leader in 2nd, led before 6th where jumped left, ridden after 3 out, headed before last, no extra run-in, 4th of 15, 6l behind Cracking Chap (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Kemboy (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, rdn to hold tch in mod 5th 4out, no ex 3out & wknd, pu 2out, in a race won by The Orange Rogue (12-2) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp in Oct, 14 ran.
Lordhermes (IRE) High-rise gelding out of Ballyburn Lady.
Moonlight Boy (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, went 4th early straight and ridden in 2nd approaching last, under pressure and no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 20, 4 1/2l behind Upstager (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Rock On Brian (IRE) 100-1 (11-9) Towards rear, moderate 14th and no danger approaching straight, 12th of 15, well behind Shamsikhan (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Spa Hill (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 4th before 3 out, ridden in 6th and no extra before 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 19l behind Taglietelle (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Tawseef (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 6th 5 out, ridden to challenge in 3rd at last, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 18, 4l behind Todd (10-11) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
True Icon (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Lost some ground start, towards rear, improved into mid-division approaching straight, soon no impression, 12th of 23, 46l behind Sonny B (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
A Tipp For Rosie (IRE) Presenting mare out of Rosie Brook.
Borussia (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear and took keen hold early, went moderate 10th approaching straight, soon no impression, 9th of 15, 43l behind Shamsikhan (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Brite Spark (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Soon towards rear, not fluent 5th, no danger from before 6 out, pulled up after 3 out,, in a race won by Romantic Fashion (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 18 ran.
On Winsome Wings (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, weakened 4 out, 12th of 16, well behind Desertmore Stream (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Scamaill Liath (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, progress to dispute approaching straight, ridden and headed after 2 out, soon no extra, 5th of 20, 37l behind Upstager (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Vole Au Vent (FR) Sleeping Car mare out of La Brindille.
Ardkilly Beauty (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Mistake 1st, never better than mid-division, 11th of 23, 46l behind Sonny B (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Frankie Ballou (IRE) Norwich gelding out of One Up.
Roe Your Own Boat (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear and took keen hold early, not fluent 2nd, moderate 13th and no danger approaching straight, 14th of 15, well behind Shamsikhan (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.