Winning point-to-pointer and bumper WEDDING PRESENT has the credentials for this. Narrowly beaten by Foxrock on his hurdling debut over this trip at Naas, he'll be unfortunate to come up against one as good here and can go one better. Fergiethelegend has plenty of strong form in the book despite not scoring in seven starts over timber and it will be a surprise if he's not involved while Akatara has been getting outpaced over shorter trips and the likely strong pace should be in her favour. Winning point-to-pointer Cyprian Prince started favourite on his debut under Rules in a Thurles bumper and, though well beaten, he should do better over hurdles and will get a good ride from Mikey O'Connor.
Cyprian Prince (IRE) 15-8fav (12-0) Led, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 5th of 18, 16l behind Band Of Blood (11-8) at Thurles 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Easy To See (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Ld & disp, hdd 3out, rallied to ld bef last, ko best up, won at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp gs in Mar beating Mullaghmore Glens (11-4) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Fergiethelegend (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 2nd at halfway ridden in 3rd 3 out, soon no impression on winner, 3rd when slight mistake at last, went 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 11l behind Some Tikket (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
How's The World (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Mid-div best, no extra from 3out, 10th of 16, 22l behind Forever Gold (11-4) at Oldtown 3m ire ptp sft in Mar '12.
Minella For Value (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 11l behind Novarov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Mar.
Rearcross (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 10th halfway, no impression from 4 out, 15th of 23, 44l behind Captain Arceus (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Saddlers Luck (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Mid div,prog 3out, 4th bef last, ko onepcd, 4th of 9, 9l behind Will Fight (12-0) at Belharbour 3m ire ptp sft 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 in Mar.
Wedding Present (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went close 2nd 3 out, ridden to dispute lead 2 out, narrow lead briefly at last, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 17, 3/4l behind Foxrock (11-10) at Naas 3m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Bridies Boy (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Prominent, dropped to 4th 3f out, no extra into straight, 4th of 7, well behind Pumbaa (11-6) at Limerick 2m nhf hvy in Dec.
King Norman (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden from 3 out, in rear at next, no impression, 8th of 10, well behind Nearly Nama'd (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Malt Gem (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders in 5th, no threat from 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 31l behind Luke's Benefit (10-8) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
The Bluebell Boy (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, dropped to poor 6th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 12, well behind Marlbrook (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Akatara (IRE) 3-1 (10-4) Close up, on terms approaching 6th, soon led, joined before 2 out, soon headed, 3rd at last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Mister Hotelier (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Carrigeen Lonicera (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Led and disputed, headed 5th, 3rd halfway, ridden 2 out, no extra in 4th entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 27l behind Claudia Augusta (10-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Mimi And Bow 33-1 (10-12) In rear, behind 4 out, no impression straight, 14th of 17, well behind Foxrock (11-10) at Naas 3m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Nothin To Say (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Ww rr, prog in 7th aftr 5out & fair 5th bef 4out, mod 5th & no ex aftr 3out, to when pu bef 2out, in a race won by Forever Eva (12-0) at Killeagh 3m ire ptp sft in Jan, 13 ran.
Pops Well (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Prominent, 3rd 5f out, lost place from 4f out, no extra from before straight, 15th of 18, well behind Daisy's Gift (11-7) at Thurles 2m mrs N H flat sft in Feb.
The Blarney Rose (IRE) 9-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, good headway approaching 3 out, ridden in 6th 2 out and no extra, weakened, 8th of 13, well behind Missie Ella (10-4) at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Tukawhile (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up in the last pair, a little slow in jumping at times, struggling from before 3 out, went moderate 4th and kept on same pace from before straight, 4th of 7, 47l behind Drawn N Drank (10-13) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Dec.