ALEXANDR NEVSKY has a penalty for his bumper victory at Fairyhouse and though subsequently beaten at Cheltenham the fast ground was against him. He can make a successful start over timber in a race that shouldn't take much winning. Charming Ways' one good run came on heavy ground at Thurles and she'd be a threat if repeating, especially with her allowances, while Caballo De Marcus has shown a little potential in two bumpers and should make a hurdler.
Alexandr Nevsky 11-4 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway when not much room over 2f out, ridden and pressing for 3rd 1f out, no impression, stayed on same pace and edged right inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Clondaw Warrior (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat (4) gf in Oct.
Caballo De Marcus (USA) 11-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, improved to lead 4f out, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Golden Firth (10-12) at Navan 2m N H flat in Jan.
Farley's Risk (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Soon led, headed 5f out, no extra from 2f out, last of 6, 20l behind Captain Arceus (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Feb.
Hangersonallgone (IRE) 33-1 (12-0) Soon mid-division, 7th from 4 out, tracked leaders into straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 7l behind Piper Hill (10-11) at Thurles 2m NH flat gf in Apr.
If U Believe (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Arctic Rose.
Mccauley's Lad (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 10th halfway, no extra from 3 out, weakened, tailed off, 15th of 18, well behind Corbally Ghost (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Pat Garrett (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, weakened and virtually pulled up close home, completely tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Lord Of Lords (11-9) at Navan 2m N H flat in Mar.
Roving Lad (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Always behind, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Knockgraffon King (11-12) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hdl in Jan.
Three Mountainview (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Knockgraffon King (11-12) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hdl in Jan.
Charming Ways (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Soon mid-division, pushed along 5th, soon no impression, 10th of 15, well behind Rising Time (11-2) at Tramore 2m mares mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Pennys Tune (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 16, well behind Knockmehill Lady (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Feb.
Sherco Sports (IRE) 80-1 (11-1) Towards rear, struggling 5 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Johny's Lantern (10-10) at Limerick 2m 3f Mares Hurdle (5yo+) gd in Apr.