Bobsthewizard last won in December 2009 and was off the track for a long time. He's been dropping in the ratings and should be winning again before too long. Mini Budget is still a maiden after a dozen starts but likes this track and trip and looks well enough treated to get into the frame. Eddie Zero is only 1lb higher than for his sole success over timber but this can safely be left to WESTERN MAN. A P McCoy takes the ride on Ronnie O'Leary's charge, who has produced fine efforts over hurdles and fences already this year and doesn't look to have much to beat.
Knockanarrigan (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden in moderate 7th 4 out, no extra next, 9th of 12, well behind Henrietta's Way (10-11) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-103 hvy in Dec.
Bobsthewizard (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden in 8th after 4 out, no impression in 7th early straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 20l behind Moving On (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.
Western Man (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 5th after 4 out, 2nd before 3 out, led after 3 out, clear after 2 out, ridden after last, tired run-in and headed closing stages, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Carry Each Other (11-12) at Thurles 2m 5f beg chase hvy.
Roman Numeral (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 10th of 18, well behind Rolly Baby (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Eddie Zero (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Mid-division, weakened from 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Twin Plan (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy, 15 ran.
Rafi De Triana (FR) 100-1 (11-4) In rear, no impression after 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Defy Logic (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Curraghroe Express (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, no extra from 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Whatdreamsrmadeof (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan, 15 ran.
Alderimli (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Towards rear for most, never a factor, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Backinthere (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 9-109 in Jan.
Mini Budget (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Soon chased leaders, improved to be on terms from 4 out, headed and no impression into straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 17l behind Doc Hollywood (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.
Cappawhite Lass (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Prominent and tracked leader, 3rd halfway, ridden and dropped to 7th entering straight, no extra, 7th of 14, 40l behind Fiery Oscar (12-1) at Clonmel 2m Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (5yo+).
Indubitably 20-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, no extra from before 3 out, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Doc Hollywood (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.