|1st||Archie Meade (IRE)||2/1|
|2nd||Doctor Deejay (IRE)||20/1|
|3rd||Awkward Moment (IRE)||11/4|
|1||41UP51-||Archie Meade (IRE) 28||7||11-10 t||D J Howard||P J F Hassett||126||2/1|
|2||2/1221P-||Pickapocketortwo (IRE) 108||8||11-10 t||Mr P W Mullins||W P Mullins||139||15/8|
|3||2P7577-||Storm Breaker (IRE) 36||10||11-10||L A McKenna (7)||J J Lambe||85||40/1|
|4||1/05315-||Dont Back Down (IRE) 90||5||11-6 p1||D N Russell||G Elliott||116||8/1|
|5||R09335-||Mcswynes Bay (IRE) 204||10||11-6||B R Dalton (7)||R McGlinchey||98||40/1|
|6||2145P6-||Clarach (IRE) 35||7||11-3||D E Mullins||A Mullins||118||14/1|
|7||F530F1-||Awkward Moment (IRE) 33||8||11-0||Andrew J McNamara||M Hourigan||126||11/4|
|8||35/8009-||Doctor Deejay (IRE) 24||6||11-0||A E Lynch||T G McCourt||123||20/1|
|9||086066-||Slivegullion Girl (IRE) 137||7||10-7||B Hayes (7)||P O Brady||87||40/1|
With a rating of 139, PICKAPOCKETORTWO has a bit in hand here and though potential punters will need to forgive a poor run at Thurles in January his earlier defeat of Ipsos Du Berlais there would be good enough for this. Awkward Moment has been chasing and scored at Thurles last month and that's more likely to be his game from now on. Don't Back Down beat Lord Gale at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day and can do better than he showed on his only subsequent start at Ayr the following month but Archie Meade has 13lb to find with the selection on official ratings, though there was plenty to admire in his defeat of a big field in a Fairyhouse handicap a month ago and he's probably capable of better.
Archie Meade (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, ridden along from 3 out, close up and challenged next, in front approaching last where not fluent, stayed on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl gd in Apr beating Jetson (11-3) by 1 3/4l, 22 ran.
Pickapocketortwo (IRE) 10-3 (11-10) Waited with, no impression from before 4 out, soon no extra and behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Folsom Blue (11-2) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hdl sft in Jan, 8 ran.
Storm Breaker (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden in 8th entering straight, no impression, 7th of 15, 17l behind Labeille (11-6) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Mar.
Dont Back Down (IRE) 11-4 (11-11) Tracked leader, pushed along approaching 3 out, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 5th of 6, 16l behind Sydney Paget (11-11) at Ayr 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Mcswynes Bay (IRE) 5-1fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th before 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 18l behind Streamtown (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gs in Oct.
Clarach (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) In rear, dropped behind from before 3 out and swished tail, completely tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind False Economy (11-9) at Limerick 2m hdl gd in Apr.
Awkward Moment (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, close up in 3rd approaching 4 out, challenged and led from 2 out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Thurles 2m 6f beg chase gd in Apr beating Rockshandy (11-5) by 3l, 9 ran.
Doctor Deejay (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 2 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon no extra and weakened, 9th of 10, 23l behind Cass Bligh (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 in Dec.
Slivegullion Girl (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 6th of 10, 43l behind Selection Box (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f cond in Dec.