This looks very tricky but the presence of MARK ME UP at the bottom of the handicap with a 5lb claimer on board may just be enough to swing things his way after a very good run behind On My Own over 2m here last month. Point The Toes probably just needed the run on his reappearance and the ground is in his favour while the lightly-raced Sir Harry Cash is another lightweight with possibilities after staying on nicely behind Immediate Response at Limerick. Peccatorum created a shock when scoring easily at Limerick and has won on fast going while Sheer Genius is running very well at present and has to be considered. Shamiran doesn't win often but was having his first start for a year when an excellent second to Up For The Match at Naas and a repeat would certainly see him in the frame.
Canaly (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 14, 12l behind Steel Park (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Mar.
He'llberemembered (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, a bit short of room from 4 out, improved to lead 3 out, headed before straight but remained prominent, slight mistake 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 13l behind Concrete And Clay (10-6) at Gowran Park 2m 1f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (8Evens30) (4yo+) sft in Jan.
Persian Gayle (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Led early, 7th halfway, no extra from 4 out and pulled up before next, in a race won by Up For The Match (9-11) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Feb, 15 ran.
Benefit Of Porter (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 4th approaching 2 out, led and attempted to assert under pressure approaching straight, joined last, headed and no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Clarach (10-9) at Galway 2m mrs hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Hans Crescent (FR) 16-1 (10-4) Mid-division, never a factor, no threat from 2 out, 12th of 22, 18l behind Up For The Match (9-13) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Mar.
Carrigmartin (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Mid-division on outer, good headway to join issue 2 out, 2nd early straight, no extra run-in and weakened, 7th of 14, 4l behind Steel Park (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Mar.
Golanbrook (IRE) 7-2fav (11-1) Prominent, led before 3 out, soon headed but remained close up, no impression approaching last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Concrete And Clay (10-6) at Gowran Park 2m 1f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (8Evens30) (4yo+) sft in Jan.
Head Waiter (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Prominent, led 4th to 6th, ridden and dropped to 3rd 2 out, no impression on leaders straight, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Whodoyouthink (10-9) at Wexford 2m 4f hdl sft in Mar.
Shamiran (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Always prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead narrowly approaching last, headed early run-in and no chance with winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 22, 4 1/2l behind Up For The Match (9-13) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Mar.
Sheer Genius (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) In rear, closed from before 4 out, 8th before straight, effort 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure run-in, 3rd of 17, 2 1/2l behind Novarov (10-10) at Cork 3m hcp hdl in Mar.
Queen Of Cool (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, headway on outside 7th, ridden and outpaced by leaders before 3 out, no impression, 7th of 13, 18l behind Ixora (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in Oct.
Son Of Oscar (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Reduced visiblity, towards rear for most, no extra 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Donnas Palm (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs sft in Oct, 13 ran.
Peccatorum (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Waited with towards rear, improvement from before 3 out, moderate 7th before straight, closed to challenge from 2 out, led last and stayed on well to draw clear run-in, won at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar beating Whiskey Hall (10-3) by 7l, 17 ran.
Apalachicola (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Attempted to make all, joined approaching straight, soon headed, no extra 2 out, left moderate 3rd from last, 3rd of 11, 30l behind Johny's Lantern (10-10) at Limerick 2m 3f Mares Hurdle (5yo+) gd.
Tico (IRE) 15-8fav (11-12) Chased leaders on inner, 5th halfway, pushed along entering straight, left moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace to go 2nd run-in but no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 16, 11l behind Rockyaboya (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs gd in Nov.
Sir Harry Cash 16-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 6th after 3 out, kept on same pace without threatening from before straight, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Immediate Response (11-12) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Mar.
Point The Toes (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 5th 4 out, ridden and no extra 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 16l behind Gimli's Return (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Mar.
Mark Me Up 9-2 (11-0) Waited with in mid-division, 8th 4 out, brought wide to challenge in the straight, 2nd 2 out, every chance when bad mistake last, rallied well, just failed, 2nd of 12, hd behind On My Own (11-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Mar.