Dushrembrandt, runner-up in a Grade 3 novice hurdle at Cork just over a year ago, should make a nice chaser but faces a difficult task on his debut. Suntiep was unbeaten before his chasing bow here in December and though probably in need of the run he stopped so quickly that something appeared amiss. But he's Ruby Walsh's pick over Touch The Eden, who couldn't cope with Rogue Angel at Punchestown though the remainder were a long way behind. SI C'ETAIT VRAI is comfortably the form pick on his three close seconds to very smart opponents including the classy Djakadam at Leopardstown and this looks his best chance to date.
Dushrembrandt (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Settled behind leaders, 9th halfway, closer in 4th 3 out, 3rd 2 out, ridden entering straight, no extra in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 22, 15l behind Colbert Station (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy in Feb '13.
Farmer Nao (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) In rear when hampered and fell 2nd, in a race won by Rogue Angel (11-11) at Punchestown 3m beg chs hvy in Dec, 9 ran.
Icy Cool (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, ridden and weakened 6 out, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Backinthere (11-11) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar, 14 ran.
Leading The Life (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Always rear, mistake 9th and pushed along after next, behind when pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Carrigeen Kariega (10-8) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Jan, 18 ran.
Si C'etait Vrai (FR) 10-11fav (11-12) Prominent, led 3rd, ridden entering straight, headed before last, kept on run-in, pressed winner closing stages, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Mullaghanoe River (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chase in Jan.
Suntiep (FR) 11-4fav (11-12) Prominent, led from 4 out, joined before straight, headed and weakened approaching last, 5th of 12, 23l behind My Murphy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 3m beg chs sft in Dec.
Touch The Eden (FR) 5-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, 3rd 6 out, went 2nd before 3 out, soon ridden, no impression on winner after 2 out, kept on one paced, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Rogue Angel (11-11) at Punchestown 3m beg chs hvy in Dec.
Vasco Du Mee (FR) 66-1 (11-10) Mid-division, 10th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 13th of 22, well behind Waxies Dargle (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.