Fennis Boy was well supported for a very moderate event over the C&D last month and was still just about in front when coming to grief at the last. Jacks Island and Convincing eventually occupied the places but would have been well behind Shark Hanlon's charge had he not fallen. Garlic Hill had looked a nice prospect when landing a maiden hurdle over timber here last May and started odds-on for a novices' event the following month but pulled up with something amiss. He makes his chasing debut here and should be suited by the bigger obstacles. HAROLD'S CROSS had shown plenty of ability over timber and caught the eye on his chasing bow here last month. He is another chasing type and the benefit of that opening run may give him the edge here. Bobs Display, whose close second to For Bill at Thurles in January is the best form on view here, is an obvious threat though that was a muddling race and she may have been flattered.
Convincing 14-1 (11-5) Towards rear, closer in 8th approaching straight, left 3 places better and kept on without threatening from 2 out, 3rd of 14, 15l behind Warhead (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Do You Follow Me (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Towards rear, 13th approaching 5 out, no impression from after next, tailed off, 12th of 18, well behind False Messenger (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Fennis Boy (IRE) 4-1fav (11-12) Always prominent, led before straight, soon joined, fell last, in a race won by Warhead (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Feb, 14 ran.
Garlic Hill (IRE) 4-5fav (11-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, headway into 2nd before 7th, ridden and no impression leader before 3 out, 3rd after 3 out, weakened in moderate 3rd before 2 out, pulled up and dismounted run-in, in a race won by Frankford (10-10) at Kilbeggan 3m nov hdl fm in Jun, 13 ran.
Gold Cygnet (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Soon led, slow jump 3 out, headed before straight, soon weakened and fell 2 out, in a race won by Warhead (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Feb, 14 ran.
Harold's Cross (AUS) 20-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, some headway from 5 out, moderate 5th approaching 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 21l behind C'est Ca (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Jacks Island (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Towards rear, slightly hampered 4 out, closer in 7th approaching straight, left 3 places better and kept on without threatening from 2 out, 2nd of 14, 10l behind Warhead (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Koshere King (IRE) 4-1fav (11-12) Led early, prominent, 4th before straight, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Warhead (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Novedevichy (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 10th of 18, well behind Uncle Junior (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase sft.
Scouting Party (GER) 8-1 (10-12) Always behind, trailing from 4 out, 10th of 12, well behind Quarryfield Lass (10-4) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 8Evens09 hvy in Dec '09.
Thepartysover 20-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, closed to chase leaders approaching 3 out, on terms when fell next, in a race won by Warhead (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Feb, 14 ran.
Bobs Display (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Soon led, joined briefly 6 out, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed after 2 out, no impression in 3rd before last, 3rd of 15, 16l behind Galant Ferns (11-4) at Thurles 3m mrs beg chs hvy in Feb.
Prairie Call (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 6th 5 out, ridden and kept on same pace from 4 out, 5th of 16, 15l behind Aura About You (11-0) at Thurles 2m 2f mrs beg chs hvy in Feb.
Twelfth of Never (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, headway on outer from 5 out, went close 2nd 4 out, ridden from next, dropped to 3rd after 2 out, kept on one paced, 3rd of 16, 9l behind Aura About You (11-0) at Thurles 2m 2f mrs beg chs hvy in Feb.
A Better Excuse (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Always behind, 13th of 16, well behind Aura About You (11-0) at Thurles 2m 2f mrs beg chs hvy in Feb.
The Breathalyser (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led briefly 3rd, ridden in moderate 4th 3 out, soon no impression, moderate 4th when blundered and unseated rider last, in a race won by Another Flutter (11-9) at Thurles 3m beg chase hvy in Feb, 14 ran.
Ri Na Tire (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, behind when unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Ad Idem (11-12) at Navan 2m 6f beg chase hvy in Jan, 18 ran.