Winning point-to-pointer GOOD TIME DONIE was threatening to become frustrating until Barry Geraghty sorted him out at Down Royal where he looked a real staying type in the soft ground. He makes his handicap debut here and will find it tougher but is on a fair mark and should be good enough. Whodoyouthink had been competing at a higher level before getting off the mark over timber in a handicap at Gowran but a 6lb rise and a longer trip may put paid to thoughts of a double. Marlay Park was having his 12th start over timber when easily landing a maiden over 2m6f on testing ground at Thurles. He's obviously a threat though he'd been beaten from higher marks than this previously. Benash was given a huge 10lb rise in the ratings after beating Garde Champetre in a handicap over the minimum trip at Naas and, along with the extra mile, that proved too much of a burden at Punchestown subsequently. Taking Stock fell twice over fences after landing a beginners' chase at Listowel. John Kiely gave him a confidence booster in a tough handicap back over timber at Leopardstown last time and he looks well enough treated to prove a threat to all.
Benash (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 9th 4 out, progress into close 5th and ridden 2 out, 3rd before last, soon no extra, 7th of 21, 17l behind Square Sphere (10-4) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl sft in Jan.
Whodoyouthink (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, improved to lead approaching 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed from next, kept on well under pressure from last, all out, won at Gowran Park 2m 1f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Jan beating Might Be Magic (10-12) by shd, 13 ran.
Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) In touch on outer, close 6th halfway, 5th and effort 2 out, no impression straight, 5th of 10, 10l behind Call The Police (11-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy.
Seafield (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in 6th, ridden 3 out, no extra from next, 6th of 7, 17l behind Gagewell Flyer (11-8) at Punchestown 2m nov hdl Grade 2 (1) sft in Jan.
Dancing Hero (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) In touch on outer to halfway, weakened 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Majestic Concorde (11-9) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec, 28 ran.
Marlay Park (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Rear of mid-division on inner, 8th 4 out, smooth headway to tracked leaders after 3 out, 3rd after 2 out, led last, ridden clear, easily, won at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Jan beating Up The Beat (11-4) by 4 1/2l, 18 ran.
Run For Sol (FR) 25-1 (11-8) Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, no impression from 2 out, 10th of 18, 21l behind Golden Sunbird (10-11) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy.
Taking Stock (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Rear of mid-division, some headway approaching 2 out, went 4th before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Prima Vista (10-0) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 in Dec.
Good Time Donie (IRE) Evensfav (11-4) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, improved to lead before 4 out, ridden to assert before last, kept on well, won at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl beating Vics Canvas (11-5) by 4l, 17 ran.
Goban Saor (FR) 6-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd from 3 out, went 2nd under pressure and chased winner from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Trendelenburg (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.