VASCO DU MEE was running over fences earlier this year but has reverted to hurdles on a lower mark and must have as good a chance as any in a tricky race after his narrow defeat by Allez Vic at Fairyhouse. Easy Vic took an age to lose his maiden tag and that was over fences but his short-head defeat by Day Dream Boy at Fairyhouse in January points to his chances. Abolitionist is just 3lb higher than for his only success over timber so he's on the short-list along with Serra Nova, despite the latter being beaten 10 lengths into second at Cork. Sarah Battle could provide the main threat as she arrives in excellent form having fought off Lite Duties over this trip at Limerick.
Isle View (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and dropped towards rear after 3 out, ridden and some progress in 8th approaching straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 8l behind Holeinthewall Bar (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl in Apr.
Wandering Aengus 16-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, improved to be on terms 4 out, 3rd before straight, no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 24, 11l behind Tailors Hill (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109.
Akatara (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, ridden 3 out, moderate 13th entering straight, 7th 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 18, 19l behind Sarah Battle (10-9) at Limerick 3m nov hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Apr.
Tico (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Prominent, led from 6 out, ridden and strongly pressed after 3 out, headed after next, no extra over 1f out, 4th of 16, 6l behind Seven Acres (10-11) at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
Cool Oscar (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Towards rear, ridden along on outer from 4 out, 7th after next, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out,, 5th of 13, 22l behind Marshim (11-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Apr.
Raheenwood (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, moderate 6th approaching 8th and soon closer order, no extra approaching 3 out, 8th of 12, 50l behind Allez Vic (11-4) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd.
Vasco Du Mee (FR) 10-3fav (10-10) Held up, soon in mid-division, mistake 5th, closer order 8th, jumped left 3 out, soon closed up travelling smoothly, ridden from before straight, challenged 2 out, soon on terms, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Allez Vic (11-4) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd.
Golden Palm (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Glibin (11-3) at Listowel 2m 4f in Sep.
Sarah Battle (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) Mid-division, progress to chase leaders from 5th, 6th halfway, improved to lead before straight, ridden 2 out, mistake last, strongly pressed run-in, all out, won at Limerick 3m nov hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Apr beating Lite Duties (11-4) by hd, 18 ran.
Bourbon Ellie (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 8, 49l behind Aces And Kings (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Apr.
Afootinthedoor (IRE) 11-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, progress into 4th before straight, ridden 3 out, no extra in 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 22l behind Concordin (10-8) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.
Easy Vic (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Not fluent 1st, soon towards rear, headway on outer 3 out, 10th before straight, soon no extra and eased, 11th of 15, well behind Knockanarrigan (11-5) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-102 gd.
Abolitionist (IRE) 6-4fav (11-8) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders on outside after 3 out (usual 4 out), went 3rd before next (usual 3 out), soon ridden and one pace, no impression, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Catching On (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.
Top Man Tim (IRE) 28-1 (11-4) Towards rear, pushed along and detached 3 out, kept on one pace after next, 10th of 14, 20l behind Holeinthewall Bar (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl in Apr.
Forjoethepainter (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, slow 4 out and ridden briefly, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened and tailed off, last of 12, well behind Tipped Up Harry (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Feb.
Serra Nova (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Held up, improved into 5th into straight, no impression from before 2 out, moderate 4th before last, kept on without troubling winner into moderate 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 24, 10l behind Tailors Hill (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109.
Seancill Oir (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Prominent, led before 2nd, joined from before 6th, led before 8th, pressed and mistake 3 out, soon headed, dropped to 5th and no impression approaching straight, 4th of 12, 27l behind Allez Vic (11-4) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd.
Golden Olive (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Chased leaders early, dropped towards rear when mistake 6 out, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Tailors Hill (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109, 24 ran.
Sea Of Steel (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, 12th of 16, 36l behind Roman Numeral (11-7) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
All Honours (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Soon mid-division on outer, closer in 5th 3 out, soon ridden, 3rd 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 12, 8l behind Drive On Locky (10-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 in Apr.
Crazy Diva (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Held up, no danger when impeded by faller 5 out, tailed off, 11th of 24, well behind Thekingofconnemara (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl.
Mr Shankly (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Towards rear, under pressure 4th, no extra 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Isleofhopendreams (11-4) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb, 18 ran.
The Fitz Lady (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Soon tracked leaders, almost on terms 3 out, challenged next, soon headed and no impression, dropped to moderate 4th from before last,, 4th of 13, 19l behind Marshim (11-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Apr.
Royal Holly (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, mistake 3 out, soon no extra, eased from before straight,, 10th of 13, 44l behind Marshim (11-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Apr.
Tama Taskin (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) In rear, no impression from 4 out, some modest late progress, never a factor, 9th of 16, 38l behind Seven Acres (10-11) at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
Right Strategy (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Tarquinius (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 sft in Dec '12, 13 ran.
Pierlow (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Towards rear, closer order in 7th 4 out, soon 6th, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 5th of 12, 15l behind Seaboru (10-6) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.
Annas Back (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Soon led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Bothair Clei (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan.