Toostrong, a winning bumper and hurdler, hasn't taken to fences so far but there's plenty of time for him and he should do better. Stradbally needed a confidence-booster after his fall at Navan and ran well for a long way at Down Royal a couple of weeks ago. He should go well but this looks a good opportunity for DUL AR AN OL. He's come very late to chasing but arrives in good heart having run He's Our Man close at Limerick on his debut and can go one better. Useful hurdler Benash has been racing over much longer trips without showing much and A Fine Young Man ran easily his best race over fences over 2m4f on this track.
A Fine Young Man (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Prominent, no extra from 2 out, 9th of 13, well behind Home Farm (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase sft in Feb.
Abbey Rock (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, progress into 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 4th of 13, 11l behind Mini Vic (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb '12.
Benash (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, headway in 4th 3 out, went 2nd approaching next, ridden and dropped to 3rd when blundered last, no extra, 5th of 9, 13l behind Seriatim (11-12) at Down Royal 3m beg chase sft.
Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, left 2nd from 3 out, challenged and every chance from before next, not match winner and kept on run-in, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind He's Our Man (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy.
El Mondo (FR) 25-1 (11-12) In rear and off pace, remote 9th when ridden entering straight, went moderate 4th from last, never nearer, 4th of 10, 18l behind Hidden Future (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chase sft.
Golden Ticket (AUS) 9-1 (11-12) Towards rear, closer in 6th 4 out, no impression from next, 9th of 10, 35l behind Hidden Future (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chase sft.
Its The Ice I Like (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Waited with, 7th 7 out, no danger approaching straight, 6th of 9, 43l behind He's Our Man (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy.
Kilavalley (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, remote 7th halfway, remote 6th 3 out, no impression in 4th early run-in, 4th of 9, 30l behind Realt Mor (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase sft.
Passing Through 12-1 (10-8) Waited with, 6th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 5th of 9, 22l behind Lookoutnow (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb.
Stradbally (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Led, still travelling well after 3 out, headed and dropped to 3rd next, soon no impression and no extra run-in, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Shattered Dream (11-3) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase hvy.
Toostrong (FR) 9-4fav (11-12) Tracked leader in moderate 2nd, remote 3rd halfway, mistake 5 out and soon weakened quickly, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Realt Mor (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase sft, 9 ran.
Tellherimnothere (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 12, 42l behind Blazing Tempo (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd in Sep.
Love Rory (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, lost place and no extra approaching straight, 9th of 16, well behind Novarov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase hvy.