PRESWELL LAD has been going well in testing conditions and has a victory on good ground to his credit. He's 5lb higher than for his latest success but his rider can claim more than half back and another success beckons. High Talk ran poorly when last seen in November but will be much better suited by the quicker ground and Derek Fox' claim is a major plus. Our Ollie hasn't been seen since a fine run at Sligo in May and will probably need this but Scouting Party is on a very fair mark over timber as he showed with a good effort at Limerick last month. Baby's Hot could prove a threat if fit enough after her break though she's better treated over fences.
Milestone Miss (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Mid-division, moderate 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 8th of 11, 36l behind Speckled Wood (11-5) at Clonmel 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) hvy in Mar.
High Talk (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Prominent early and chased clear leader from 2nd, closer from 5th, dropped to 4th before 4 out and no extra after 3 out, 4th of 8, 36l behind Yachvili (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.
Baby's Hot (IRE) 9-2fav (9-12) Waited with towards rear, progress and not fluent 4 out, kept on without threatening under pressure from 2 out, 4th of 13, 17l behind Kyle's Turn (11-7) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gs in Nov.
Goosing Around (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, no extra from before 2 out, 10th of 15, well behind Whatdreamsrmadeof (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Our Ollie (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Mid-division early, progress to be close up before 5th, led approaching next, travelling well and clear before 2 out, reduced lead and headed at last, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Sorted (11-4) at Sligo 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in May.
War Of Words (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, hampered 3 out, 5th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 41l behind He's Our Man (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy in Mar.
Ilongtosee (IRE) 80-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th 3 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 24l behind Raise Hell (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Mountain Close (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, soon ridden and dropped towards rear 4 out, no threat from next, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, well behind Paddy O Dee (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Mar.
Court Jester (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, clipped heels and unseated rider before 5 out, in a race won by Tyrone Tiger (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Mar, 17 ran.
Preswell Lad (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Held up, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden in moderate 4th before 2 out, went moderate 3rd before last, kept on one paced, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Twin Plan (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Scouting Party (GER) 20-1 (11-6) Mid-division, ridden into 5th entering straight, under pressure in 3rd 2 out, no extra in 4th before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 8l behind Mr Shankly (11-2) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar.
Alfa Belle (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Towards rear, some headway into moderate 12th before straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 35l behind Glen Beg (10-11) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Make It Better (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 20, 31l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Crazy Lad (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 8th before straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 18, 35l behind Glen Beg (10-11) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Fantastic Bob (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 11th 5 out, kept on same pace approaching straight, 11th of 24, well behind Casimir Road (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Apr '12.
Well In (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, no threat from 3 out, weakened, 9th of 12, well behind Paddy O Dee (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Mar.
Wild Salmon (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, no threat from 2 out, 13th of 19, 50l behind Down Under (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gs in Mar.
Court Knee (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, rear of mid-division when brought down 2 out, in a race won by Twin Plan (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb, 15 ran.
Evesham Star (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Waited with, moderate 6th and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 30l behind Dazzlers Day (11-0) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar.
An Spailpin Fanach (USA) 25-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, mistake 3rd, 3rd halfway, 4th approaching 2 out and no extra from last, 6th of 12, 13l behind Golden Firth (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn stks in Mar.
Premier Steel (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway to lead 5 out, headed after next, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Twin Plan (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb, 15 ran.