Several of these have produced their best efforts on this track but all will need to go some to prevent BARNEYS HONOUR from repeating Saturday's Navan success. A recent acquisition for Gordon Elliott, he reverted to fences on a winning mark and made no mistake so a 6lb penalty should have little effect here. Breeze With Ease has been hurdling and looks better handicapped over the smaller obstacles but Popaflora would have a chance if repeating the form shown when scoring at Punchestown in January. Deputy Consort had some reasonable form in 2011 and a recent run between the flags should have put him straight while Coolking, another winning point-to-pointer, ran a bit better at Thurles last time.
Barneys Honour (IRE) Evensfav (10-12) Tracked leaders, left 3rd 5 out, improved into 2nd travelling well 3 out, led next, stayed on well from last, easily, won at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft beating Hidden Present (10-10) by 10l, 9 ran.
King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 4th 3 out, pushed along in 5th entering straight, no extra in 6th 2 out, kept on one pace from before last, 5th of 9, 7l behind Clashnabrook (11-1) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Feb.
Coolking 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to dispute after 4 out, ridden in 4th approaching 3 out, no extra in 6th entering straight, kept on one pace run-in to go 3rd, 3rd of 15, 40l behind Letterlee Star (10-2) at Thurles 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Feb.
Deputy Consort (USA) 6-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, prog 4out, 5th 3out, wknd 2out, 6th of 9, 31l behind Not Before Eight (11-4) at Tyrella 3m ire ptp gs in Feb.
In The Haven (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, headway into 5th at 4th, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Moiqen (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chase hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Nivek's Dream (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Always rear, mistake 6 out, badly hampered 4 out and soon pulled up, in a race won by Popaflora (10-1) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109) hvy in Jan, 9 ran.
Breeze With Ease (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Soon well off the pace in mid-division, closer in 8th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 11th of 15, 32l behind Claragh Native (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
Popaflora 8-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led 5 out, headed after 4 out, 4th and slow 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened entering straight, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Letterlee Star (10-2) at Thurles 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Feb, 15 ran.
Flamenco Prince 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th before 4 out, soon weakened, 13th of 17, well behind Day Dream Boy (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Breffni Gael (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Letterlee Star (10-2) at Thurles 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Feb, 15 ran.