A glance at the SPs of the last ten winners is enough to intimidate even the bravest of punters. Lion Na Bearnai was a 33/1 chance when successful two years ago but arrives here having been pulled up in the Grand National. Cause Of Causes, runner-up in the Paddy Power at Leopardstown, occupied the same spot in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham where a last-fence blunder cost him the race. He's been raised 6lb which looks a bit harsh. Home Farm finished a close third in this a year ago and looks to have been laid out for another crack though he was behind Cause Of Causes at Leopardstown. Tammys Hill has only been running in point-to-points or hunter chases for three years so it was difficult to assess him and connections can't be too unhappy with a mark of 135 for the Cheltenham Foxhunter winner. GOONYELLA attracted good support here a year ago but his saddle slipped and he had to be pulled up. He showed how unfortunate he was by scoring at Punchestown a couple of weeks later and has been brought along quietly to make amends for last year's demise. He's given the nod though Daring Article is at the right end of the weights and looks to have a real chance as he's been running very well over trips too short in preparation for a crack at this and his stable has been in excellent form. Away We Go came here a year ago with a victory under his belt and looked the likely winner until run out of it by Liberty Counsel. He hasn't run since third in the bet365 at Sandown three weeks later but there's no doubt he'll be fit enough for this, as will The Westerner Boy and Rogue Angel, both looking to have each-way chances from the foot of the weights.
Cantlow (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 12th of 22, 22l behind Doctor Harper (11-3) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd.
Cause Of Causes (USA) 13-2 (11-8) Held up, headway going well before 4 out, went 2nd next, produced to challenge when blundered and lost momentum last, unable to recover, rallied towards finish, 2nd of 23, 1 3/4l behind Spring Heeled (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m 1f (2) gd in Mar.
Make A Track (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Held up in 4th, rear 7 out, progress into 3rd 4 out, challenged 3 out, soon ridden in 2nd, no impression on winner before 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Yes Tom (11-0) at Down Royal 3m 2f chs in Mar.
Oscars Well (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mistake 1st, mid-division, driven when blundered 2 out, soon beaten, 18th of 28, 25l behind Whisper (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Mar.
Home Farm (IRE) 9-2fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, progress to dispute lead briefly 3 out, headed next, weakened before straight, 7th of 12, 20l behind Pass The Hat (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m 5f Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft in Mar.
Shutthefrontdoor (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, blundered 17th, mistake next, headway after 4 out, blundered badly 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 6th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Midnight Prayer (11-6) at Cheltenham 4m Listed Amateur Novice Chase (5yo+) (1) gs in Mar.
My Murphy (IRE) 7-1fav (11-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, soon ridden, stayed on to challenge 2 out, joined leader last, led run-in, kept on well closing stages, won at Navan 3m nov chs sft in Mar beating More Madness (9-11) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Touch The Eden (FR) 2-1fav (11-3) Soon prominent, led briefly 3rd, led before 8th, headed after 9th, led again from 7 out, mistake 4 out and joined, led and went on from before 2 out, stayed on well to maintain advantage run-in, won at Limerick 3m nov chs G2 (1) in Mar beating Letter Of Credit (11-3) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Lion Na Bearnai (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Towards rear, headway into mid-division 22nd (2nd bechers), weakened 25th (2nd valentines), behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Pineau De Re (10-6) at Aintree 4m 3f (1) gs, 40 ran.
Pendra (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) In touch, mistake 6th, headway 4 out, went 2nd and switched inside approaching 2 out, every chance when hit last, soon lost place, kept on same pace in 3rd flat, 3rd of 19, 3 1/2l behind Present View (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f (1) gs in Mar.
Away We Go (IRE) 6-1fav (10-6) Held up towards rear, steady headway travelling well before 4 out, chasing leading pair when blundered 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 19, 15l behind Quentin Collonges (10-12) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr '13.
Letter Of Credit (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) In rear, improved to track leaders travelling smoothly before straight, chased winner from after 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Touch The Eden (11-3) at Limerick 3m nov chs G2 (1) in Mar.
Mullaghanoe River (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along into close 2nd and with every chance when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Bright New Dawn (11-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Mar, 5 ran.
Folsom Blue (IRE) 10-3 (11-3) Prominent, slight mistake 4th, tended to jump slightly left, led after 9th, not fluent 7 out & headed, slow jump next, close up on outer from before straight, chased winner before 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd and no impression, kept on well closing stages, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Touch The Eden (11-3) at Limerick 3m nov chs G2 (1) in Mar.
Golden Wonder (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Held up, 11th at 6th, progress on outer approaching 5 out, prominent travelling smoothly from next, moderate 5th 2 out, closed last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in,, 4th of 19, 4l behind Jupitor (10-10) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs sft.
Goonyella (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 4th before straight, 3rd 2 out, 2nd and no impression from before last, edged left run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Don Poli (10-13) at Clonmel 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Feb.
Jamsie Hall (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Mid-division on inner and took keen hold, 12th 4 out, ridden after next, no impression, 10th of 16, 24l behind Allez Vic (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.
Sraid Padraig (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Mid-division on inside, blundered 9th, chased leaders after 3 out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 23, 18l behind Ballynagour (10-9) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Tammys Hill (IRE) 15-2 (12-0) Mid-division, headway and in touch 15th, challenged going well 3 out, stayed upsides until driven to lead flat, kept on, won at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) gd in Mar beating Carsonstown Boy (12-0) by 3 1/2l, 24 ran.
Los Amigos (IRE) 11-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, improved to lead on inner 4 out, ridden and strongly pressed after 2 out, headed at last, no extra run-in, dropped to 3rd on line, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Gallant Oscar (10-1) at Naas 3m Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft in Mar.
Gallant Oscar (IRE) 11-2 (10-1) Mid-division, good headway from 4 out, 4th next, went 2nd travelling well next, ridden to lead at last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Naas 3m Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft in Mar beating Saoirse Dun (10-7) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Toon River (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Soon disputed lead, not fluent 5 out, headed and dropped to 3rd approaching straight, renewed effort from 3 out, on terms next, soon led, clear last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase sft in Mar beating Abbey Lane (11-12) by 10l, 9 ran.
Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, under pressure in close 6th 2 out, no extra before last, 9th of 16, 16l behind My Murphy (11-10) at Navan 3m nov chs sft in Mar.
Rich Revival (IRE) 5-1fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 3 out, 2nd at last, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Allez Vic (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.
Rogue Angel (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Prominent, on terms 4 out, ridden approaching straight, soon headed and weakened from before 2 out, 4th of 6, 22l behind Touch The Eden (11-3) at Limerick 3m nov chs G2 (1) in Mar.
The Westener Boy (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, ridden 3 out, under pressure in 6th 2 out, 4th last, kept on run-in to 2nd last strides, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Thunder And Roses (10-13) at Navan 2m 7f nov hdl sft in Mar.
Alfie Sherrin 7-1fav (10-9) Towards rear, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, soon outpaced, no impression from next, 8th of 23, 14l behind Holywell (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Mar.
Daring Article (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, ridden from next, kept on same pace from last, 4th of 12, 12l behind Pass The Hat (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m 5f Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft in Mar.
Heaney (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Soon chased leaders, 4th into straight, no extra last, 9th of 28, 22l behind Rockyaboya (10-3) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.
Saoirse Dun (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, progress into 7th 3 out, ridden in 6th next, went 4th at last, kept on run-in to go 2nd at line, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Gallant Oscar (10-1) at Naas 3m Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft in Mar.