Lady Of Glencoe encountered fast ground for the first time at Punchestown and beat a big field of maidens, who included Stay In My Heart and Dashing Lady who are in the opener. She gets allowances from the two recent winners and looks a real threat. Point-to-point winner Our Man Zebo made a winning debut over hurdles at Ballinrobe and is a progressive type though how he'll handle faster ground is another matter, a remark that also applies to SIZING SAHARA though it's Willie Mullins' grey who gets the nod. He looked a very smart prospect at Kilbeggan last month and with further progress guaranteed he'll take some beating. The remainder will need to find some improvement to get involved.
Our Man Zebo (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, close up after 3 out, 2nd after 2 out, ridden to challenge before straight, led before last, kept on well, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Apr beating Kandinski (11-4) by 4l, 15 ran.
Sizing Sahara 9-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, not entirely fluent 5 out and next, closed before 3 out where wandered about a bit, ridden to lead into straight, wandered a bit 2 out, stayed on well to draw clear run-in, comfortably, won at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl sft in May beating Lipinski (9-13) by 6l, 14 ran.
Ballinahow Oscar (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, moderate 10th before straight, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 8th of 18, 37l behind Coolmill (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in May.
Lady Of Glencoe (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, close 6th 2 out, soon ridden, 3rd entering straight, led after last, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gf in May beating Ellaway Rose (11-7) by 2l, 22 ran.
Annas Back (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Led, fell 3 out, in a race won by Pyrus Gold Wind (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr, 17 ran.
Ballinlough Lady (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Prominent, 4th to halfwa, soon ridden and weakened, 17th of 18, well behind Annie Power (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Last Chance Filly (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Prominent, 4th approaching 4 out, lost place next, soon no extra, completely tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Ivy Glen (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl gs.
Lily Of Killarney 3-1 (11-7) Made all, rallied when chall last, kow, won at Lingstown 3m ire ptp in Mar beating Stay Tuned (10-11) by 1l, 12 ran.