GOLD BULLET won a Clonmel bumper last summer and, after being placed twice in bumpers, gave notice that a hurdles victory is imminent with a fine run behind Mullaghanoe River at Navan. He can gain his first success over hurdles as Malt Gem has disappointed in two starts since running Kilcrea close over 2m6f here in December. Dave's Stamper has shown signs of potential since his point-to-point victory while Not For You is one to keep an eye on in the betting as he ran better than his finishing position suggests on his debut at Naas.
Brave Soldier (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 10th halfway, weakened 5 out, last of 18, well behind Glen Beg (10-11) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl.
Dave's Stamper (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, soon ridden, 6th 2 out, no extra, 7th of 17, 9l behind Upsie (11-4) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Gold Bullet (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Waited with, 9th after 4 out, ridden into 5th 2 out, 3rd approaching last, 2nd and kept on without troubling winner run-in, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mullaghanoe River (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Harlekin 9-2 (11-7) Ww rr, 9th aftr a mile, sl prog in 6th aftr 3out, wknd well aftr 3ut & bhnd when pu well bef 2out, in a race won by Carraig Mor (11-7) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec, 11 ran.
Hospital (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Settled in mid-division on inner, 6th halfway, no impression in 7th early straight, no extra, 8th of 11, well behind Rory Anna (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 1f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (80-123) (4yo+) hvy in Jan.
Jubilee Year (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 9th early straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 28l behind Rolly Baby (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Kestrel (IRE) 50-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, closer in 7th 3 out, ridden and no impression straight, 6th of 17, 8l behind Upsie (11-4) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Malt Gem (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders in 5th, no threat from 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 31l behind Luke's Benefit (10-8) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Moenchengladbach (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, 5th aftr a mile & 6th 6out, fair 6th aftr 4out until wknd 3out, sn bhnd, 6th of 15, 29l behind Auld Sthock (11-7) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Nov.
Not For You (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Towards rear, some progress 3 out, pushed along in 9th entering straight, kept on same pace, 8th of 17, 14l behind Upsie (11-4) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Revolutionary Road 25-1 (11-7) Towards rear, went moderate 7th after 3 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 39l behind Goodtime Boy (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Star Of Boru (IRE) 80-1 (11-1) Towards rear, slight mistake 6th, no extra from before straight, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Follow The Sign (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Stealadream (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra entering straight and weakened, pulled up over 2f out, in a race won by Darkestbeforedawn (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat sft in Aug, 10 ran.
Trafords Hero 33-1 (10-11) Tracked leader in 2nd, led after 6 out until headed before 3 out, no extra from early straight, 4th of 17, 45l behind Are Ya Right Chief (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Way Wild West (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, improved to be close up under 6f out, 2nd over 4f out, on terms approaching 2f out, soon headed and no extra straight, 7th of 10, 17l behind Cullentry Royal (11-7) at Sligo 2m 2f 4yo nhf gd in May.