KERB APPEAL may have been fortunate to score over timber at Punchestown last time but he's done very well in that sphere and looks just the type to make a decent chaser. He can make a winning debut over fences though Gordon Elliott won this a year ago and will be hoping Wikaala, who has shown promise on several occasions, runs better than he did at Perth last time where he finished last of the four runners when odds-on. Alpine Eagle was useful over hurdles and was expected to make a winning start over the bigger obstacles at Killarney but he never got to grips with the fences until too late and may need further. Beckwith Star ran quite well on his chasing bow behind Politeo at Limerick and will certainly improve enough to make his presence felt but Mission Impossible has been let down by his jumping so far.
Air Chief 8-1 (11-0) Prominent, dropped to 4th 4 out, weakened from next, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Rigour Back Bob (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo hdl hvy in Dec '09.
Alpine Eagle (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, struggling from before 2 out, left 3rd and kept on without getting to leaders run-in, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Big Dano (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd.
Beckwith Star (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden after 3 out, 2nd entering straight, kept on same pace without threatening easy winner from 2 out, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Politeo (11-4) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase sft in Mar.
Blakesbrook (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Merchant Royal (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 7f nov hunt ch gf.
Kerb Appeal (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Rear of mid-division, headway into 4th after 2 out, left in lead before straight, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 88-130 gs beating Rivage d'or (11-9) by 2l, 24 ran.
Last Time D'albain (FR) 16-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, no impression from before 2 out, 17th of 25, 42l behind Kitty's Lord (10-9) at Punchestown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Mission Possible (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Prominent, jumped badly right early, moderate 3rd and no extra from before straight, 6th of 11, 40l behind Gracchus (11-5) at Cork 2m beg chs gd in Apr.
Seamies Dream (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 3 out, 12th of 18, 25l behind Three Way Bond (11-8) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Set Dancing (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Alw in rr, bhnd when pu 2out, in a race won by Kilbaha Lion (12-0) at Killaloe 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb, 10 ran.
Wikaala (USA) 4-6fav (11-0) Not fluent 1st, last after, not going well from 5th, disputing 3rd 4 out, well held next, last of 4, 16l behind Gray Mountain (11-0) at Perth 2m beg chase (4) sft.
Jasmosdan (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Always behind, tailed off when refused 5 out, in a race won by Mossey Joe (11-10) at Killarney 2m 6f nov chs gd, 10 ran.
Senior Again (IRE) 66-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, no threat from 3 out, kept on one pace, 12th of 22, 33l behind Johnny McGeeney (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Laffan Island (11-4) at Sligo 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl gf.