MISTER PHILSON is the only one of these to have scored over the trip and arrives in excellent form after his victory at Ayr. He looks the one to be on with his stamina guaranteed, though Cherryantor's shock victory from 16lb out of the handicap at Navan was no fluke and he's very well handicapped if able to repeat. Jimmy The Hat appeared to enjoy stepping down to 2m4f at Ayr where he won easily while the veteran Slew Charm scored over a much shorter trip here in December. Kylecrue has never tackled a trip this far so his stamina has to be taken on trust but he likes this track and ground and it will be a surprise if he's not involved in the action for most of the way.
Quiscover Fontaine (FR) 25-1 (10-9) Mid-division, weakened 5 out, 9th of 16, 34l behind Balthazar King (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) gd.
Kylecrue (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, closer in 5th next, ridden in 3rd entering straight, improved to dispute lead at last, headed inside final furlong, kept on close home, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Pass The Hat (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m 5f Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft.
Caheronaun (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Prominent, disputed lead briefly 4th, 4th 3 out, ridden and no impression from next, 8th of 12, 25l behind Pass The Hat (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m 5f Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft.
Seriatim (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, ridden in 5th next, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 17l behind Valmy Baie (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 in Feb.
Jimmy The Hat (IRE) 9-1 (10-2) Towards rear, mistake 5 out, headway before 4 out, soon challenged, led 4 out, clear after 3 out, eased heavily towards finish, won at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy beating Mister Marker (11-1) by 5l, 5 ran.
Hidden Crack 7-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, reminders early, 7th halfway, slight mistake 8th and soon ridden in 9th, no danger and kept on one pace in straight, 6th of 14, 34l behind Foritsa (9-4) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs (10yo+).
Slew Charm (FR) 50-1 (9-10) Always behind, no impression from 3 out, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Pass The Hat (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m 5f Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft, 12 ran.
Miss Pepperpot (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, moderate 4th halfway, closer 4 out, ridden in 7th after 4 out, no impression next, kept on one pace, 7th of 19, 38l behind Too Late To Sell (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 1f in Jan.
Unoccupied 20-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression from 2 out, 7th of 14, 26l behind Gallant Oscar (10-1) at Naas 3m Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft.
Mister Philson (IRE) 7-2 (10-1) Chased leaders, pushed along before 5 out, ridden before 2 out, led run-in, kept on, won at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy beating Samstown (10-12) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Hidden Horizons (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Held up in last, behind 9th, hit 2 out, headway from last, stayed on well, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Snuker (10-8) at Carlisle 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.
Cherryantor (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, left 4th 7 out, ridden after 5 out, challenged 4 out, led before 3 out where jumped left, strongly pressed from 2 out, kept on well under pressure, won at Navan 3m hcp chs (10yo+) beating Duers (10-8) by 1l, 11 ran.
Butney Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Led, ridden and challenged 3 out, headed 2 out, no extra before last where 3rd and mistake, lost 3rd run-in, 4th of 9, 20l behind Touch The Eden (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase.
Ravensdale Lady (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, soon no impression on winner, dropped to moderate 4th at last, 4th of 10, 24l behind Si C'etait Vrai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase in Feb.
Montana Slim (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Led and disputed, ridden and no extra before 4 out, weakened and completely tailed off, last of 12, well behind Express Du Berlais (10-8) at Down Royal 3m hcp hdl.
Classic Cut 8-1 (12-2) Mid div, not qckn 2out, 6th 1/2way, rdn in 7th 4out, lst tch appr 3out, no ex after 2out, 7th of 14, 26l behind The Hollinwell (12-2) at Punchestown 3m ire ptp in Feb.
City of Doral 25-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, progress into 8th 4 out, 6th 3 out, soon not clear run, ridden into 3rd and mistake 2 out, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Express Du Berlais (10-8) at Down Royal 3m hcp hdl.