Willie Mullins looks to have another strong team in this renewal however for once the English form may triumph as we select RESTLESS HARRY to provide a fairytale win for Robin Dickin, primarily at the main expense of Tell Massini and the Hurl. The selection ran away with a Grade Two here in January and connections are confident of a big run. The step up in trip is expected to bring about further improvement and he looks sure to run a big race from the front. On a form line through Reve De Sivola (franked the form with a second earlier in the week), he has a bit to find with Tell Massini. Tom George put him away after beating Kennel Hill here in December but that form hasn't really been franked and there is a nagging doubt that he may prefer softer ground. The Hurl has some solid Irish form to his name and is not to be ignored, along with Shinrock Paddy who has looked very progressive and his recent win looked to have plenty of substance to it. Watamu Bay has been winning on poor ground, Possol was expected to miss the meeting in preference to Aintree and it is a worry that plans have changed, Quel Esprit took a heavy fall here on Tuesday but would be interesting if taking part as this trip will suit, whilst Najaf has plenty to find on the form book. Chartreux is unbeaten but now faces much tougher company, Cappa Bleu won the Foxhunters' here last year, whilst Enterprise Park is another Willie Mullins runner who has solid form including a Grade Three win at Limerick in December. The Betchworth Kid and Fionnegas are not to be dismissed either, so with the shortlist building up to most of the field, the vote is reluctantly given to Restless Harry.
Arvika Ligeonniere (FR) 4-6fav (11-11) Keen hold and chased leaders, stumbled approaching 1st, soon close 2nd, led after 4 out, headed briefly entering straight, ridden and headed before last, kept on again run-in to press leader close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Summit Meeting (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hdl hvy in Feb.
Berties Dream (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Settled 4th, 3rd 5 out, 2nd next, soon ridden, dropped to 4th after 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 9l behind War Of Attrition (11-8) at Navan 2m 5f hdl G2 sft in Feb.
Bostons Angel (IRE) 6-1 (11-13) Chased leader, led 4 out, ridden and under pressure approaching last, stayed on well, won at Doncaster 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) gs in Jan beating Mr Syntax (11-3) by 5l, 14 ran.
Cappa Bleu (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Led after 2nd, headed approaching 2 out, one pace, 2nd of 13, 8l behind Voramar Two (10-12) at Taunton 3m nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Chartreux (FR) 5-2 (11-5) Tracked leader, led 4 out, clear from 2 out, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Jan beating Present To You (11-5) by 7l, 13 ran.
Enterprise Park (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) In touch in 4th for most, some slight mistakes, improved to gain narrow lead into straight, clear between last 2, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m 6f Grade 3 nov hdl hvy in Dec beating Quito De La Roque (11-0) by 6l, 5 ran.
Fionnegas (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, led before last, headed inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Dunguib (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 2f nov hdl G2 hvy in Feb.
Kennel Hill (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Held up in rear, chased leaders approaching 4 out, ridden between last 2, hung left under pressure flat and hit rail, no extra, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Wymott (11-8) at Haydock 3m 1f nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Feb.
Najaf (FR) 4-5fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, challenged 2 out, led approaching and jumped right last, kept on well, won at Exeter 2m 1f lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1) gs in Feb beating Gifted Leader (11-9) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Possol (FR) 4-1fav (11-10) In rear, not fluent 9th, soon detached, pushed along after 8th, mistake 9th (water), pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Wogan (10-2) at Doncaster 3m 2f hcp chs (2) gd, 14 ran.
Quel Esprit (FR) 5-1 (11-7) In touch, fell 2nd, in a race won by Peddlers Cross (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f Novice Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo+) (1) gd, 17 ran.
Restless Harry 7-2 (11-12) Made all, went right 3 out, pressed and pushed along after 2 out, ridden and came clear flat and stayed on well, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Jan beating General Miller (11-12) by 8l, 7 ran.
Shinrock Paddy (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, challenged 4 out, led entering straight, ridden clear 3 out, stayed on strongly from next, impressive, won at Navan 2m 4f nov hdl G1 sft in Dec beating Rhyl Accord (11-10) by 15l, 4 ran.
Tell Massini (IRE) 4-5fav (11-7) Tracked leader, challenged before 3 out, led before 2 out, 3 lengths clear last, ridden and kept on strongly flat, won at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Dec beating Kennel Hill (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
The Betchworth Kid 11-4 (11-12) Tracked winner, blundered 2nd, hit 5th and 3 out, ridden and every chance on outer 2 out, driven and edged right before last, kept on under pressure flat, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Phidippides (11-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Feb.
The Hurl (IRE) 9-4fav (11-10) Settled 4th early, led after 3rd, pressed approaching 2 out, ridden to assert before last, kept on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 3m nov hdl hvy in Jan beating Grange Alainn (11-10) by 6l, 6 ran.
Watamu Bay (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Held up, headway approaching 7th, led before 9th, clear with runner up from 3 out, ridden after 2 out, gaining control when mistake last, driven out, won at Towcester 3m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan beating Cannington Brook (10-12) by 2l, 13 ran.
Wayward Prince 7-2 (11-8) Held up in touch, chased leaders approaching 8th, ridden to chase winner approaching 2 out, kept on towards finish, always held, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Wymott (11-8) at Haydock 3m 1f nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Feb.
Premier Victory (IRE) 3-1fav (11-3) Tracked leader, clear of remainder after 3rd, driven along approaching straight, no extra from 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 12l behind Western Leader (11-3) at Thurles 2m 4f Novice Hurdle (Grade 2) (5yo+) sft in Feb.
Silver Kate (IRE) 6-4fav (11-1) Made all, clear after 1st until 4th, drew clear again approaching 3 out, blundered 2 out, unchallenged, won at Bangor 3m nov hdl (3) gs in Feb beating Bob 'n' You (11-8) by 17l, 7 ran.