Mount Colah, three times a winner over hurdles, will soon be losing his maiden tag over fences judged by his fine debut behind Ballycasey at Navan. Elegant Statesman hasn't had much exposure but is very progressive and has come up against stiff opposition in his two starts over fences and not been disgraced. Mallowney was a very progressive hurdler last season and landed a Listed event at Naas in March so he's entitled to the greatest respect on his chasing bow. MOZOLTOV hasn't had much experience but finished third in the 2012 Champion Bumper at Punchestown and is unbeaten over timber, beating the well regarded Don Cossack at Punchestown in his latest start in February. He's expected to take high order amongst novices over fences and can make a successful start.
Back To Balloo (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) In rear, went moderate 6th 5 out, no impression from next, kept on one paced in remote 5th straight, 5th of 11, well behind Ballycasey (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f beg chs in Nov.
Dactik (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Soon raced in remote 5th, went moderate 4th straight, left moderate 3rd and slightly impeded last, kept on same pace run-in,, 3rd of 6, 37l behind Is Herself About (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chs gd.
Elegant Statesman (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, left in lead 3 out, narrowly headed entering straight, dropped to 4th and ridden 2 out, no impression in 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Jim Will Fix It (11-12) at Punchestown 2m beg chs in Oct.
Fahamore 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, no extra from 4 out, 10th of 13, 45l behind Rebel Fitz (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs sft in May.
Leap Dearg (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Rr of mid-div best, pu 4out, in a race won by Desertmore View (12-0) at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 13 ran.
Mallowney (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in close 2nd, slight mistake 3rd, ridden in 2nd from 2 out, weakened entering straight, 5th of 6, 30l behind Jezki (11-12) at Punchestown 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Apr.
Milan Breeze (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Ld, rcing keen early, jnd after 3out, qckly drpd to mod 4th app 2out, 6l 4th last, no ex, 4th of 14, 11l behind The Orange Rogue (12-2) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp in Oct.
Mount Colah (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Led, ridden and joined 3 out, headed next, dropped to 3rd before last, regained 2nd early run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Ballycasey (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f beg chs in Nov.
Mozoltov 9-4 (11-2) Chased leader in 2nd, led 2 out, challenged entering straight, ridden and disputed before last, kept on best run-in to edge ahead closing stages, won at Punchestown 2m nov hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy in Feb beating Don Cossack (11-2) by 1l, 6 ran.