It was a moderate handicap that DAY DREAM BOY won at Punchestown last month but he jumped and stayed well that day so a 7lb rise in the weights doesn't look enough to prevent a follow up. Backinthere has been making good progress and was by no means disgraced in a better race than this at Leopardstown a month ago when Ballyquin Queen wasn't far behind. The pair can get competitive while the veteran Bobsthewizard is now on his lowest mark for over four years and has Jody McGarvey's claim as a bonus. Raheenwood found heavy ground against him when favourite at Limerick in November and can do much better on today's surface while the five-year-old Neighbourly has a bit more scope than most.
Backinthere (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Tracked leader on inner in 2nd, ridden in 3rd early straight and no impression on leader, dropped to 4th run-in and kept on one pace, 4th of 17, 5l behind Summer Star (10-1) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Feb.
Count Salazar (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Led, headed approaching straight and dropped to 5th 2 out, no extra, 4th of 9, 19l behind Viaduct Joey (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-123 in Feb.
Troubled (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, soon weakened quickly, last of 19, well behind Rockyaboya (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Raheenwood (IRE) 11-4fav (10-7) Prominent and tracked leaders, raced keenly, 3rd halfway, no extra after 3 out, weakened, 9th of 11, 26l behind Medicinal Compound (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Nov.
Ballyquin Queen (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden in 4th early straight and soon no impression, no extra run-in, 7th of 17, 9l behind Summer Star (10-1) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Feb.
Itsy Bitsy Spider (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden approaching straight and no extra from 2 out, 5th of 17, 45l behind Are Ya Right Chief (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Pigeon Creek (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, closer in 5th approaching 4 out, ridden in 3rd before straight, challenged in 2nd from before last with every chance when fell, in a race won by Caheronaun (11-5) at Thurles 3m beg chase sft in Feb, 13 ran.
Neighbourly (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, ridden in 8th 3 out, no impression, 8th of 10, 46l behind Come To The Party (10-9) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.
Sophies Shadow (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 10th of 15, 40l behind Kashline (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
The Shoe Doctor (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, closer order to track leaders from before 6 out, 4th before straight, soon no impression, fell 2 out, in a race won by Ponmeword (11-4) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan, 14 ran.
Day Dream Boy (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Chased leaders early, 9th halfway, 5th 5 out, ridden to lead entering straight, strongly pressed, kept on well run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb beating Spiker The Biker (10-9) by 3 1/2l, 17 ran.
Play Back Part Two (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Waited with towards rear, moderate 9th and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 8th of 11, 24l behind Follow The Sign (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Bobsthewizard (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, slow jump 5 out and quickly lost place and towards rear, not a factor after until ran on well without threatening from 2 out, 5th of 11, 13l behind Western Man (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Feb.
Swift Lady (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Close up and disputed lead, dropped to 4th into straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 9, 22l behind Vics Canvas (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb.
Baraka Boy (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway in 7th 4 out, ridden and no impression next, kept on one pace, 7th of 20, 27l behind Silverlord (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec '10.
Court Knee (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, rear of mid-division when brought down 2 out, in a race won by Twin Plan (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb, 15 ran.
Icy Cool (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 5th 5 out, weakened 3 out, 12th of 16, well behind Ongenstown Lad (11-6) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul '11.