Bullock Harbour hasn't done as well as expected over fences but his overall form puts him in the picture along with He's Our Man, who looked very progressive when scoring at Limerick, and Hidden Future, an easy winner at Naas last month. CANALY beat Terminal over the course and distance in December and returned to winning ways with a battling victory over Belle Brook at Clonmel. He has plenty of weight and will find the consistent Castle Wings a tough nut to crack but this should prove within his capabilities.
Klepht (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Mid-division, in touch when not fluent 12th, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, soon well beaten, 11th of 20, 31l behind Rajdhani Express (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Listed Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (1) sft in Mar.
Canaly (IRE) 2-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along after 3 out and 4th next, ridden to go 2nd before last, kept on under pressure run-in to lead on line, won at Clonmel 2m chs in Feb beating Belle Brook (11-5) by shd, 5 ran.
Far Away So Close (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Mid-division, slight mistake 6th, ridden and no extra 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Lastoftheleaders (11-6) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs hvy in Feb, 11 ran.
He's Our Man (IRE) 9-10fav (11-12) Made all, pressed from before 2 out, stayed on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy in Mar beating Dul Ar An Ol (11-9) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Hidden Future (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Mid-division, closer in 3rd 3 out, improved to lead before next, pushed clear before last, stayed on well, easily, won at Naas 2m beg chase sft in Mar beating Cadspeed (11-12) by 5l, 10 ran.
Bullock Harbour (IRE) 4-1fav (11-8) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 5th after 2 out, ridden in 4th last, under pressure in 3rd after last, soon no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Orpheus Valley (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs hvy in Oct.
Castle Wings (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, challenged and on terms from 3 out, in front and wandered a bit before last, kept on same pace run-in and caught near finish, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Novarov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Mar.
Pass The Hat 8-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, well off the pace, raced towards outer, no impression and kept on same pace from 4 out, 7th of 14, 28l behind Competitive Edge (10-10) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs hvy in Mar.
Carlowsantana (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 9th of 10, 41l behind Speed Dial (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec.
Dark Prospect 7-1 (10-4) Waited with, 6th after 5 out, fell next, in a race won by Instant Impacked (10-1) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-140 hvy in Nov, 7 ran.