Lucky William was in mid-division when unshipping his rider in the Grand Annual but has a Grade 3 to his credit and has been performing at a high level. Dantes King was having just his fourth start over fences when scoring at Down Royal and there's plenty of improvement in him while Action Master is another lightly-raced and progressive type who can make his presence felt. FRIENDLY SOCIETY ran a fine race behind the in-form Immediate Response over timber at Limerick before landing a handicap over fences there at the beginning of the month and this progressive chaser has been let off lightly with just a 4lb rise and can take this. Senior Again is another on the upgrade and should get competitive from the bottom of the weights.
Lucky William (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Mid-division, mistake and unseated rider 8th, in a race won by Bellvano (10-2) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar, 21 ran.
Perfect Smile (IRE) 10-3 (11-6) Tracked leaders, led 3rd until joined from 6th, headed and still travelling well 3 out, hampered next and soon ridden, no impression on leader when left closer 2nd at last, disputed lead briefly under 1f out, no extra and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Slieveardagh (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs gd in Mar.
Action Master 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 4th and a bit slow 6th, challenged travelling well 2 out, on terms last, held head high and not quicken with winner closing stages, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Bishopsfurze (11-12) at Clonmel 2m chs sft in Feb.
Dantes King (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led after 3 out, ridden before last and kept on well run-in, won at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase sft in Mar beating Kildare Blowin (11-5) by 3l, 8 ran.
Regal D'estruval (FR) 8-1 (11-6) Led, headed 3rd, disputed lead from 6th, ridden and headed 3 out, 3rd next, closed on leaders after last, kept on run-in to go 2nd near line, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Slieveardagh (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs gd in Mar.
Baily Green (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, led briefly after 3 out, no extra approaching last where dropped to 6th, 7th of 13, 33l behind Great Value (11-7) at Naas 2m beg chase sft in Mar.
Last Time D'albain (FR) 6-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden along and closer 3 out, soon no impression on easy winner, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 15l behind Jack Absolute (10-11) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs sft in Feb.
Westmeath (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Led, pressed 3 out, soon headed, on terms again 2 out, 2nd when pecked last and no extra, 4th of 6, 17l behind Donnas Palm (11-4) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs G2 (1) sft in Feb.
Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Waited with towards rear, closer in moderate 5th before 3 out, no extra from before straight and pulled up before last, in a race won by Knockfierna (11-5) at Limerick 2m 6f mrs nov chs Gr3 (1) hvy in Mar, 10 ran.
Delphi Mountain (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, kept on same pace from 3 out, 5th of 6, 21l behind Donnas Palm (11-4) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs G2 (1) sft in Feb.
Friendly Society (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th from 3 out, 2nd and challenged from before 2 out, on terms last, soon in front and stayed on best, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs gd beating Uncle Tom Cobley (11-5) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Swanfold (IRE) 2-1fav (11-9) Always prominent, on terms 6 out, in front before straight, stayed on well from last, drifted left close home, won at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy in Mar beating Big Game Hunter (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Like Your Style (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, 3rd and slight mistake 3 out, soon ridden, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Cadogan (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase in Mar.
Linnel (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Towards rear, pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Cadogan (11-1) at Navan 3m nov chs sft in Mar, 16 ran.
Undertheboardwalk (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, never a factor, moderate 8th entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 30l behind Great Value (11-7) at Naas 2m beg chase sft in Mar.
Senior Again (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd approaching straight, challenged last and led run-in, kept on under pressure, won at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Jan beating Uncle Tom Cobley (10-6) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Grey Soldier (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Led early, remained prominent and kept wide until ridden and no extra in 7th entering straight, 8th of 13, 35l behind Great Value (11-7) at Naas 2m beg chase sft in Mar.