The veteran Buck Breeze is in fine form and was still in touch when unshipping his rider at Gowran last time. He likes to be up with the pace and the quick ground should enable him to give a good account. Pretty Happy is a real track specialist and both career victories, plus one disqualification, have been here. However, he appears better with some give in the ground and could do with plenty of rain. DOUX DOUCE had shown promise behind Golan Guy last May before running poorly in softer ground at Perth. He looks on a fair mark and conditions should be in his favour so he gets the vote. It's two years since Carlowsantana won a race but the going should be in his favour while Mount Welcome, though inconsistent, is a threat as he would have won over the C&D in February but for a last-flight fall.
Cranky Corner 8-1 (11-11) Towards rear, improved from before 7th, ridden in moderate 3rd after 3 out, no extra next, 6th of 8, 50l behind Come To The Party (10-13) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Dec.
Buck Breeze (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Prominent, close 2nd when mistake and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Owennacurra Milan (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar, 20 ran.
Eveningofelegance (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 5th approaching 3 out, no extra from before straight, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Ceol Rua (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mares Listed nov hdl (1) sft in Jan.
Doux Douce (IRE) 9-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden when blundered 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Be Definite (11-5) at Perth 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft in May.
Carlowsantana (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 3rd entering straight, ridden to lead last, headed under pressure run-in and no extra in 3rd, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Great Value (11-7) at Naas 2m beg chase sft in Mar.
Charleville 10-1 (11-1) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, no extra and weakened, 11th of 14, well behind Tawaagg (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl gd in Jul '09.
Pretty Happy (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, 8th of 16, 25l behind Saddlenomore (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Mar.
Yachvili (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Always behind, never a factor, 23rd of 25, well behind Down Under (10-8) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Mill Moss (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Always behind, last of 22, well behind Ten Bob (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Oct.
Inner Voice (USA) 20-1 (10-5) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Loughnagall (10-12) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) in Sep, 14 ran.
Mount Welcome (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway into 5th before 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 10th of 20, 41l behind Owennacurra Milan (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.
Hu Ha Jo (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Towards rear, some headway from before 4 out, kept on same pace from before straight, 7th of 16, 36l behind Caheronaun (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Jan.
Game Hall (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced when hampered 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next, in a race won by Tickatack (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan, 15 ran.
Cerca Trova (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 14, 44l behind Immediate Response (11-9) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.