WALDEN finished runner-up to Burren River in a similar race to this at Limerick in December and enters the fray in winning form having scored very easily between the flags at Loughanmore last month. That form should be easily good enough to see off some moderate opposition. Slidecheck makes his debut under Rules but there was nothing wrong with his run behind James at Loughanmore in October and he's young enough to make some progress. Highly Unlikely is a regular winner between the flags and arrives in good form having landed a point at Loughbrickland last month. Supreme Danehill wasn't beaten far between the flags on Saturday and may do best of the remainder.
Ballinahow Rover (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along 5 out, weakened next, 12th of 16, well behind Winter Magic (11-9) at Cork 3m hts chs in Apr.
Fade Away (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 8th at 17th, weakened from 21st, never a factor, 10th of 18, 40l behind Be Positive (10-12) at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) gf in Apr.
Highly Unlikely (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Alw pr, 2nd 5out, ld 3out, row, won at Loughbrickland 3m ire ptp gf in Apr beating Send For Paddy (12-2) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Slidecheck (IRE) 5-2 (12-2) Mid div, gd prog to tr ldrs 3out, prog to disp aftr 2out, on terms when v b mstk last, no ex, 2nd of 14, 10l behind James (12-2) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp sft in Oct.
Supreme Danehill (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Twrds rr, 5th 1/2way, prog to ld bef 5out, 5l adv 3out, wknd to 2nd bef 2out, ko run-in, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Powerstation (12-2) at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gs.
Walden (IRE) 4-5 (12-2) Alw pr, ld 2out, went on bef last, row, won at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Wee Dreamer (11-1) by 12l, 7 ran.
Katie Do (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, closer in 2nd 3 out, moderate 3rd next, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 5th of 20, 17l behind Pops Well (11-2) at Cork 3m mares mdn hunt chs in Apr.