|1st||Galant Ferns (IRE)||8/1|
|2nd||The Book Thief (IRE)||18/1|
|1||11155/1-||Cappagh (IRE) 250||7||11-12||M P Walsh||N Madden||123||15/2|
|2||152152-||Galant Ferns (IRE) 27||8||11-12||B J Cooper||L Kenny||123||8/1|
|3||2U2783-||Kilflora 27||9||11-8||B T O'Connell||P Fenton||119||14/1|
|4||153/01P-||Paddy The Oscar (IRE) 33||9||11-7 t1||S W Flanagan||D Ahern||118||12/1|
|6||6/P67P3-||Bronte Bay (IRE) 16||9||11-2 p||M Darcy||P W Flynn||113||8/1|
|7||32F225-||Tico (IRE) 34||7||10-11||P Townend||W F Codd||108||11/4|
|8||P72700-||The Book Thief (IRE) 33||8||10-8 p||M J Ferris||E O'Grady||105||18/1|
|9||P915PU-||Spot The Boss (IRE) 32||8||10-5 p||R C Colgan||O McKiernan||102||13/2|
|10||32F032-||Fairwood Massini (IRE) 27||7||10-4 p||P Carberry||P J Rothwell||101||11/2|
|11||P5432-7||Saddler's Native (IRE) 8||10||10-2||A P Heskin (3)||P O Brady||99||12/1|
|12||43P6PP-||Dark Vagabond (IRE) 49||9||9-10 p||P F Mangan (3)||I Madden||87||20/1|
|5||050506-||Stonemaster (IRE)||7||11-6||D T Hughes||D N Russell||117|
A tricky handicap but Galant Ferns should give us a good run. Liam Kenny's mare makes her handicap debut over fences but is improving all the time and gave supporters of favourite Ordinary Man a fright at Tramore last month. Cappagh was unbeaten in three starts over fences for Philip Hobbs and makes his debut for Boots Madden after a long break. He'll be winning races soon but the concession of 22lb to FAIRWOOD MASSINI looks beyond him at this stage and Paul Carberry's mount was having his first start for three months when a fine second to Fever Pitch at Tramore last month. Stonemaster hasn't shown too much over fences so far but is very well handicapped if able to reproduce his hurdles form and must go on the short-list.
Cappagh (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Held up in 5th, not fluent 3rd or 6th, headway 11th, went close 2nd after 3 out, led after last, ridden out, won comfortably enough, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gf in Sep beating Spock (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Galant Ferns (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Waited with, mistake 6 out, last of 4 and ridden approaching 3 out, soon improved, led before 2 out, attempted to assert approaching last, caught near finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Ordinary Man (11-10) at Tramore 2m 6f chs gd in Apr.
Kilflora 14-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, closed in 2nd from 3 out, no impression under pressure from between last 2, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Fever Pitch (10-7) at Tramore 2m 6f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+) gd in Apr.
Paddy The Oscar (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Prominent and chased leaders early, 8th halfway, soon lost place, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Caduceus (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 gs in Apr, 20 ran.
Stonemaster (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Towards rear, outpaced 2 out, ridden and stayed on approaching last, never reached leaders, 6th of 28, 16l behind Son Of Flicka (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Mar.
Bronte Bay (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Mid-division, 7th 4 out, went 2nd approaching straight but soon no chance with easy winner, kept on one pace under pressure, dropped to moderate 3rd run-in, 3rd of 24, 18l behind Whatever Jacksays (10-2) at Punchestown 3m Handicap Hurdle (95-130) (4yo+) hvy in Apr.
Tico (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Mid-division, went 7th 4 out, 5th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 14l behind Carrigmartin (10-11) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Apr.
The Book Thief (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Mid-division, weakened from 5 out, 10th of 15, well behind De Dodger (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f beg chase gd in Apr.
Spot The Boss (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Mid-division, brought down 5th, in a race won by Mister Farmer (9-12) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 gs in Apr, 15 ran.
Fairwood Massini (IRE) 7-1 (10-3) Waited with towards rear, progress 4 out, 5th after 3 out, 4th approaching next, ridden to chase winner approaching last, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Fever Pitch (10-7) at Tramore 2m 6f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+) gd in Apr.
Saddler's Native (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Soon led, headed from 4th, remained prominent, no extra 3 out, 7th of 14, 42l behind Liberty Counsel (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd.
Dark Vagabond (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Rear of mid-division, towards rear 8 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Shellys Creek (9-10) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-116 in Mar, 15 ran.