3.05 Fairyhouse

CASHELARD LADY (best price 11/1) had the misfortune to bump into subsequent Grade 1 Cheltenham festival winner Limini on her most recent outing over this course, but that form alone should ensure she outruns her odds in the final of this series. Prior to that gallant effort, Shane Crawley’s charge had spread-eagled her field when finally breaking her duck over hurdles at the third time of asking and as both performances have taken place at the Co Kildare venue, her track knowledge should also stand her in good stead.
Cashelard Lady - 0.5pts e/w @ 11/1Lost -1pts

3.40 Fairyhouse

Tony Martin has had a relatively quiet season by his standards, but in the shape of LIFT THE LATCH (best price 3/1), the Co Meath handler has a chance of landing a decent pot with a horse of huge potential. Impressive on hurdling debut at Punchestown back in January, the son of Beneficial scored a similar fashion at Gowran last time out, and although his future will no doubt lie over fences, this scopey six-year-old can prove his worth against this sort of company in the short term.
Lift The Latch - 1pt @ 3/1Lost -1pts

3.55 Cork

Local trainer John Walsh has his team in fine fettle at present and NINE STICHES (best price 16/1) can keep up the good work for the Co Cork handler in this competitive handicap. Although he was probably beaten when falling at the last on his most recent outing, the son of Urban Ocean had impressed with the manner of victory over the consistent Stuccodor the time before and having run well on both his two visits to today’s track, the eight-year-old looks underestimated in the market given the list of positives in his direction.
Nine Stitches - 0.5pts e/w @ 16/1Placed 1.1pts

4.10 Sedgefield

GENERAL MAHLER (NAP) (best price 13/2) has had the final of this series on his radar ever since finishing a promising fourth in the qualifier to this event back in January and Brian Ellison’s charge is fancied to go close following similarly encouragingly performances subsequently. Indeed, his latest effort when runner-up to Sakhee’s City at Catterick smacked of a horse that is gradually learning on the job and this decent-sized field and likely strong pace should enable the son of Mahler to post a career-high.
General Mahler - 1pt e/w @ 13/2Won 7.8pts