Pride Ofthe Parish started odds-on for a moderate bumper here last month and had no difficulty coming home a clear-cut winner. That was obviously just a sighter for this jump-bred eight-year-old and he'll come in for major support but it's PAGE TURNER who gets the vote. He was a distance clear of the third when just a length behind the well-regarded Distant Memories here last month and further progress will see him very difficult to beat. Sir Harry Cash was well beaten that day but De Dodger, though still a maiden after a dozen starts over timber, has been decidedly unfortunate on a couple of occasions and it will be a surprise if he's not competitive again.
Bestseller 40-1 (11-5) Waited with in rear, closer in 9th 4 out, 7th approaching straight, kept on without threatening under pressure, 5th of 12, 27l behind Ballyburke (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Better Deal (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Never better than mid-division, 14th of 16, well behind Thewesthowaya (11-9) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat gd in May.
De Dodger (IRE) 7-2fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway to go close 3rd entering straight, 2nd and ridden run-in but no impression on winner, 2nd of 18, 3 1/2l behind Paco Jack (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
Gallaflynn (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ld to 10th, jnd & hdd, renewed effort to ld again 3out, sn no ex, 6th of 7, 15l behind Vintage Krug (12-0) at Quakerstown 3m ire ptp gs in Apr.
Gentle Cloud 16-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 5th 4 out, no impression from next, 5th of 6, 22l behind Dog Barrel Hill (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Kilbaha Lion (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Ld from 2nd, strongly press lst, kow run-in, won at Killaloe 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb beating Paddysparks (12-0) by 1l, 10 ran.
Page Turner (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Led and soon well clear, jumped well, reduced lead 4 out, pressed approaching 2 out, headed closing stages, kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Distant Memories (11-9) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Pride ofthe Parish (IRE) 9-10fav (12-0) Waited with towards rear, progress to track leaders approaching straight, 2nd and challenged travelling well from 2f out, led and ridden out to assert from 1f out, won at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Dec beating Royal Vic (11-4) by 12l, 10 ran.
Sean Purcell (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Whatwillwecallher (11-5) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl sft in Nov, 13 ran.
Sir Harry Cash 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, well off pace, moderate 3rd and kept on same pace approaching straight, 3rd of 11, 30l behind Distant Memories (11-9) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Sumetune (GER) 16-1 (11-12) Towards rear, 10th 4 out, no danger and kept on same pace from before straight, 7th of 12, 41l behind Ballyburke (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Futuramic (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, jumped left 1st, 4th on inner halfway, no threat from early straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 15l behind Midnight Game (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Tabhachtach (IRE) 11-4 (10-11) Unseated rider at false start and loose for a short while, led in and led until headed before 2nd, prominent, 3rd approaching 2 out, soon no impression, 6th of 13, 26l behind Pass The Hat (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy.
The Shoe Doctor (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always behind, 12th of 17, well behind Make Your Mark (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Dec.