DACTIK has been doing everything right and it will take a good effort to prevent him completing a hat-trick of victories over the C&D despite a 9lb rise since comfortably beating Underthefloorboards last month. Tillargon was 12l behind in the first of those course victories and though producing a much better run here last time he appears unlikely to reverse the form. Knockmehill Lady ended the last campaign with a double here and at Clonmel and will have needed her comeback two weeks ago. She has plenty of scope and the longer trip shouldn't pose a problem nor will it for Jack Absolute, who is better known as a chaser but can race over timber from a 28lb lower mark so must be considered. Dunroe Boy is better handicapped over the bigger obstacles and probably needs further.
For A Finish 14-1 (10-7) Waited with, progress 12th, no extra from before 4 out and pulled up before next, in a race won by Raz De Maree (11-3) at Cork 3m 4f hcp chs 0-150, 17 ran.
Wicklow Lad 8-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 6th approaching 5 out, no extra from 3 out, weakened, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Mister First (10-6) at Naas 2m 4f hcp chs sft in Feb.
Dactik (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders on outer, travelling well in 3rd after 3 out, led next, soon ridden, stayed on well from last, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct beating Underdefloorboards (11-6) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Dunroe Boy (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Towards rear and reminders before halfway, some headway into 8th 3 out, went 5th 2 out, kept on one pace under pressure without troubling leaders, 4th of 21, 24l behind Highdownhill (11-12) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 hvy in Oct.
Knockmehill Lady (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) In rear, some progress from 3 out, ridden in 6th next, no extra, 6th of 9, 8l behind Aladdins Cave (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Jack Absolute (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 9th halfway, ridden approaching straight, no extra from well before 2 out, 11th of 20, well behind Enter The Indian (11-1) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
Shanrod (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Settled towards rear, never a factor, went moderate 10th 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 30l behind Worldor (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Oct.
Forestside (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division in pack, moderate 7th halfway, 9th 4 out, ridden and no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 47l behind Ballyfinboy (10-0) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109.
Tillargon 15-2 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway from 3 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, kept on from last, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Lady Olwyn (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Monahullan Prince 14-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, moderate 12th 3 out, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace from before last, 6th of 16, 13l behind Harangue (10-13) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Dosco's Dream (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 7th after 3 out, no extra approaching straight, 10th of 16, 29l behind Saddlenomore (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Mar.