A tight but moderate handicap but BENALEX PARK looks the one to be on. Denis Hogan's charge was sent to Musselburgh to gain his only victory over timber and came back to something like that form when a close fourth on the Flat at Killarney a fortnight ago. Theonewiththeleg has won once in 21 starts over hurdles but still manages to find herself at the head of the weights while Annakrista has yet to be placed over hurdles despite five victories on the Flat. Spot The Header has shown a glimmer of ability on occasions but as with so many of these the market is best watched for clues.
Theonewiththeleg (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Prominent, moderate 2nd approaching 6 out, closed before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 21l behind Alpha And Omega (10-3) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Oct.
Exit Seven (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, forced right 1st, 7th after 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 8th of 24, 24l behind Shield (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Abu Nayef (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division,, 14th of 24, 37l behind Fourni (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd.
Benalex Park 12-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, soon weakened quickly, 17th of 19, well behind Green Energy (10-10) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Garbally Grey (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division, no impression when not fluent 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 23, well behind Sonny B (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Lost Book (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Soon towards rear, slightly impeded 4 out, 11th and no extra approaching straight, 13th of 17, 49l behind Cordelia Belle (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Roe Your Own Boat (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, fell 4 out, in a race won by Give Me A Break (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102, 20 ran.
The Last Hour (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear early, soon mid-divison, 8th after 5th, soon 7th, ridden along after 4 out, moderate 6th and no extra from next, 7th of 18, well behind Indian Icon (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl.
A Pint Ahead (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 10th of 18, 49l behind Synchronicity (11-2) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Annakrista (GER) 10-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Back Off Mate (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar, 13 ran.
Desert Roe (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division early, towards rear before halfway, trailing 3 out, tailed off, 16th of 20, well behind Mydor (10-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102.
Hilden 16-1 (10-11) Towards rear, not fluent 1st, 10th approaching straight, soon no impression, 10th of 17, 32l behind Cordelia Belle (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Spot The Header (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Prominent, some slight mistakes, 4th approaching straight, soon no impression, 8th of 17, 20l behind Cordelia Belle (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Comeondown (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, improved to lead after 3 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, well behind Usa (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr '13.
Siobhans Belle (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, 5th 4 out, ridden and weakened next, 11th of 16, well behind Tooreen (11-8) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Apr.