DOUBLE SEVEN is going from strength-to-strength and completed a four-timer in a very tough handicap at Limerick. He deserves this step-up in grade and can continue his winning streak though Laganbank will be a major threat. Willie Mullins' charge generally competes at a high level and ran a fine race behind the brilliant Sizing Europe at Gowran last time. Sweeney Tunes finished a close fourth in the Irish National in April and made a successful reappearance after a break last season so has to be considered a threat. Carrig Millie was in very good form in the spring and with just six races under her belt over fences has more to offer.
Laganbank (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Waited with in rear, 6th and progress approaching straight, 4th from 2 out, kept on without threatening run-in, 4th of 8, 6l behind Sizing Europe (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) gd.
Sweeney Tunes 8-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and dropped towards rear 3 out, no extra, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Madam Bovary (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 5f nov chs hvy in Apr, 14 ran.
Double Seven (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, closer in 5th from 3 out, led after next, hit last, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Limerick 3m gd beating Spring Heeled (11-1) by 2l, 15 ran.
Ballinahow Lady (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Prominent and disputed lead, headed 12th and tracked leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight and 3rd 2 out, soon no extra, 7th of 19, 12l behind Goonyella (10-0) at Punchestown 3m 6f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Apr.
Carrig Millie (IRE) 18-1 (9-11) Waited with, 8th after 4 out, 6th after next, 4th into straight, challenged and on terms 2 out, soon led and stayed on well run-in, won at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp chs 0-150 hvy in Apr beating Wicklow Lad (9-8) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Theroadtocroker (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, slight mistake 8th, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Rebel Fitz (11-5) at Killarney 2m 6f nov chs gf in Jul, 8 ran.