Useful hurdler Benash has a couple of fair runs to his credit over fences but doesn't win as often as he should. Dont Back Down has shown some potential though his jumping has let him down on occasions. He would have finished much closer at Thurles last time but for a bad mistake at the last. Forestside, three times a winner over hurdles, finished last of three over fences at Ayr last month. SHINROCK PADDY, four times a winner over timber including a Grade 3, began very well over the bigger obstacles and his overall form looks good enough for this.
Benash (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in moderate 3rd, remote 2nd halfway, ridden and no impression on clear leader from 4 out, dropped to remote 3rd from last, kept on one paced, 3rd of 9, 27l behind Realt Mor (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase sft.
Dont Back Down (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 12l behind Caheronaun (11-5) at Thurles 3m beg chase sft in Feb.
Forestside (IRE) 7-4 (11-1) Tracked leader, blundered 14th, weakened 3 out, last of 3, 10l behind And The Man (11-10) at Ayr 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Forty Foot Tom 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in remote 4th, remote 3rd and ridden after 4 out, no impression straight, 5th of 9, 32l behind Realt Mor (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase sft.
Illicit Encounter (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, remote 5th after 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 49l behind Realt Mor (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase sft.
Seriatim (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Prominent, close 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened after 4 out, 14th of 22, well behind Colbert Station (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy in Feb.
Shinrock Paddy (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th when moderate 5th, ridden along in remote 6th 5 out, bad mistake next, remote 5th 3 out, went remote 3rd from 2 out, 2nd from last, not trouble easy winner, 2nd of 9, 25l behind Realt Mor (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase sft.
Turtle Express (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th before 3 out, no impression in moderate 3rd entering straight, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 25l behind Carry Each Other (11-12) at Thurles 2m 5f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Robyns Pride (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, no impression, 7th of 10, well behind Charlie's Vic (11-0) at Naas 2m 3f mrs beg chs in Jan.