Two very promising types contest this with SI C'ETAIT VRAI just given the vote over Kalmann, The former couldn't quite cope with Mullaghanoe River at Punchestown last month but would have gained compensation on this track earlier this month but for falling at the last when in command. Kalmann was still in touch when falling at Clonmel in December on his chasing debut then probably found the minimum trip too short at Thurles last month. Ballybogey won twice over hurdles at Ayr early last year but showed little on his return in better company and makes his chasing debut and Authinger has done nothing in his two runs over fences to suggest he can trouble the principals.
Authinger (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened, 8th of 16, well behind Moscow Mannon (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chase.
Ballybogey (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped ot 4th 4 out, no impression from next, weakened 2 out, 6th of 7, 46l behind Boston Bob (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Dec.
Black Zero (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Prominent, led before straight, headed and dropped to 3rd 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 25, 11l behind O Maonlai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Matsukaze (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Held up and behind, progress before 4 out, moderate 6th 3 out, ridden in 4th and no impression 2 out, 4th of 16, well behind Moscow Mannon (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chase.
Miracle Mile 20-1 (11-12) Prominent early, tracked leaders in 3rd, no extra after 4 out, weakened, 16th of 19, well behind Tango Moll (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jun '12.
Notimetoserve (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always behind, 12th of 16, well behind Moscow Mannon (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chase.
Si C'etait Vrai (FR) 6-4 (11-12) Close up, on terms from 11th, still travelling smoothly before straight, soon led, bad mistake 2 out, pushed along approaching last where appeared in command when fell, in a race won by Suntiep (11-12) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f beg chase hvy, 7 ran.
Six Senses (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Prominent, close 3rd 4 out, soon ridden, no impression after 3 out, 6th of 13, 19l behind Say It Again (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Ravensdale Lady (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Always rear, never a factor, pushed along after 8th, no extra after 5 out, 9th of 12, well behind Milestone Miss (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f mrs beg chs sft in Jan.
Kalmann (FR) 2-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 4th, ridden in 4th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace to 3rd close home, 3rd of 16, 11l behind Mount Colah (11-7) at Thurles 2m beg chase sft in Jan.
Vasco Du Mee (FR) 10-1 (10-11) In rear in 5th, left 4th at 4th, left 3rd at 10th, blundered 5 out, soon pushed along, went poor 2nd 3 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 24l behind Tiny Dancer (11-0) at Ayr 2m 5f nov chs (4) hvy.