It's difficult to find one of the 23 runners here without a chance. Paul Carberry was on board for all three of Tom Horn's victories on fast ground last summer and again when he made his reappearance with a fair effort behind My Murphy at Navan last month. This time, however, he deserts him in favour of PLEASE TALK and the move can pay off. A winner point-to-pointer, he easily made a winning start over timber at Punchestown in December before being held by My Murphy at Punchestown and though he's untested on going this quick he's expected to handle the conditions and take this. Vesper Bell has had little experience but is certainly going the right way while Cairdin will have found 2m too short at Leopardstown in December and this is more like his trip.
Jetson (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Settled in mid-division on inner, some headway in 7th bypassing 2 out, good progress early straight to challenge at last, soon led and kept on well run-in, won at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec beating Sword Fish (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 25 ran.
Make A Track (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, hit 1st, headway 7th, tracking leaders before last, close 3rd wehn not much room flat, unable to quicken, 4th of 24, 2l behind Attaglance (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (0-145) (4yo+) (2) gd in Mar.
Tom Horn (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Held up on outer, took keen hold, 6th halfway, headway in 4th approaching 2 out, ridden and no impression in 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 11l behind My Murphy (11-7) at Navan 2m 7f nov hdl sft in Mar.
Cootamundra (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway to go 8th entering straight, 5th 2 out, no impression from last, 6th of 22, 8l behind Up For The Match (9-13) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Mar.
Bullock Harbour (IRE) 10-3 (11-5) Raced 4th of the 5 until 2nd 3 out, ridden before straight, soon no impression, mistake last, dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 5, 22l behind Tavern Times (11-5) at Tipperary 2m nov hdl Grd 3 sft in Oct.
Please Talk (IRE) 9-10fav (11-0) Raced mainly in 2nd, led after 3 out, attempted to assert approaching 2 out where mistake and strongly pressed, headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 5, 4l behind My Murphy (11-0) at Limerick 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Dec.
Vesper Bell (IRE) 8-11fav (11-12) Prominent, on terms approaching 5 out, led into straight, went on under pressure from 2 out, stayed on well, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Jan beating Griesenau (11-12) by 9l, 7 ran.
Best Served Cold 6-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, niggled at stages, a bit slow 6 out, ridden next, on terms from 3 out, 2nd before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 39l behind Folsom Blue (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 6f lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1) hvy in Feb.
Pride Of The Artic (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Led, mistake 8th, pecked 5 out, slight mistake 3 out, soon headed, no extra straight and pulled up 2 out, in a race won by My Murphy (11-0) at Limerick 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Dec, 5 ran.
Cairdin (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Led, blundered and headed 3 out, driven along in 4th entering straight, rallied to go 3rd before last, kept on under pressure run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, nk behind Star Of Aragon (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m nov hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Dec.
King Vuvuzela (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Mid-division on inner, no threat in straight, 17th of 22, 21l behind Up For The Match (9-13) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Mar.
A Fine Young Man (IRE) Evensfav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway to challenge entering straight and led 2 out, ridden clear early run-in, driven out to hold on close home, won at Naas 3m mdn hdl in Mar beating Jeunopse (11-5) by 1 1/4l, 18 ran.
Archie Meade (IRE) 18-1 (11-5) Towards rear, ridden and some headway to go 7th 2 out, 5th at last and kept on under pressure, 5th of 15, 5l behind Paddy Pub (10-7) at Naas 3m hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Feb.
That'll Do Me (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, some headway on outer approaching last, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 6l behind Steel Park (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Mar.
Viaduct Joey (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, no extra after 3 out, eased when beaten in straight, 15th of 18, well behind Cootamundra (10-8) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy in Feb.
Forty Foot Tom 12-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway in 7th 3 out, improved to challenge 2 out, soon led and ridden, strongly pressed before last, headed run-in and no extra, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Ghareer (10-1) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 in Mar.
Firebird Flyer (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Raced mainly in 3rd, niggled along approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Stephanie Kate (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4f hdl sft in Feb.
Mini Vic (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Soon led, headed before 8th, in front approaching straight, joined 3 out, soon headed, kept on same pace from after 2 out, 5th of 17, 5l behind Novarov (10-10) at Cork 3m hcp hdl in Mar.
Seriatim (IRE) 15-8fav (11-4) Tracked leader, niggled along and dropped to 6th before halfway, headway to dispute 3 out, ridden and led briefly approaching 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd and no extra run-in, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Leighinmohr (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn stks in Mar.
Taraval (IRE) 2-1fav (11-1) Led early, always prominent, challenged straight, led from 2 out, stayed on well under pressure from last, won at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar beating Mallowney (11-8) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Caheronaun (IRE) 9-2fav (11-4) Soon mid-division, 11th before halfway, under pressure 3 out, ran on well without threatening from 2 out, 3rd of 18, 3 1/2l behind Letterlee Star (10-8) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.
Seventy Three (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Mid-division, pushed along in moderate 10th after 4 out, ridden in 9th and not fluent next, progress and went 3rd after 2 out, close 2nd at last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 20, 2l behind Owennacurra Milan (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.
Whatever Jacksays (IRE) 11-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, 7th after 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 17, 32l behind Peccatorum (11-6) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar.