The Paparrazi Kid disappointed on his handicap debut at Naas though he would have been much closer but for a mistake two out. His stablemate Balnaslow has run in strong company since his maiden success at Punchestown but faces a very stiff task but Backinthere is running very well and a 6lb rise for her Clonmel victory is unlikely to prevent another big run. AP McCoy's presence on the lightly raced Call Rog is a bonus but in a wide-open handicap the vote is handed to CIVENA, who has been running well all season and was staying on stoutly over 2m3f at Naas last time.
Balnaslow (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, ridden and some headway into 10th 2 out, no impression approaching last, kept on one pace, 9th of 18, 6l behind Summer Star (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 gs.
Whispering Hills (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, disputed lead from 3 out, headed and ridden entering straight, weakened and dropped to 4th 2 out, 4th of 7, 19l behind Inish Island (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 6f nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Feb.
Rye Martini (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 2nd 3 out, ridden in 2nd next, dropped to 3rd at last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 19, 4l behind Dressedtothenines (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 sft.
Whats Happening (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Towards rear,7th halfway, pushed along in 6th approaching straight, went 4th before last and kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 5l behind Rathlin (11-9) at Clonmel 2m 4f hdl in Feb.
Beachdale Lad (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd before 5 out, 3rd 2 out, ridden entering straight, no extra before last, 5th of 30, 7l behind Prince Rudi (10-6) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec.
The Paparrazi Kid (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, close 5th and ridden on inner 2 out, no extra in 4th when bad mistake at last, soon lost place, 11th of 19, 20l behind Dressedtothenines (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 sft.
Rogue Angel (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along from before 3 out, 3rd into straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 20l behind Vics Canvas (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb.
Civena (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, 10th 2 out, kept on without threatening, 5th of 19, 9l behind Dressedtothenines (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 sft.
Call Rog (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Waited with, mistakes 5 out and next, closed from before 3 out and challenged when mistake next, not getting to winner from before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Lookoutnow (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb.
Six Stone Ned (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Towards rear, headway after 3 out, 6th after 2 out, kept on from before last, 4th of 23, 13l behind Shariyan (10-11) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.
Backinthere (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead 3 out, ridden entering straight, challenged before last, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy beating Day Dream Boy (10-7) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Golden Plan (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Mid-division, 7th approaching 3 out, headway to chase leaders but no impression from next, kept on, 3rd of 20, 16l behind Lughnasa (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy.
King Of The Refs (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Towards rear, slight mistake 2nd, headway from 4 out, 5th 3 out, soon ridden, 4th next, kept on one paced, 3rd of 16, 12l behind Panther Claw (11-6) at Navan 3m nov chs hvy.
Ancient Days (IRE) 9-4fav (11-4) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, improved to lead 3 out, ridden and headed entering straight, challenged again 2 out, stayed on to lead last, kept on well run-in, won at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft beating Shazner (11-4) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.
Follow The Sign (IRE) 2-1 (11-2) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged and on terms after 2 out, in front before last and stayed on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Feb beating Grove Field (11-4) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Maccas Lad (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Led until headed after 1st, disputed lead again from 4 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened quickly, last of 4, 37l behind Suntiep (11-4) at Navan 2m 7f nov hdl hvy.
Miss Xian (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Prominent, disputed lead briefly 4 out, improved to lead after 3 out, ridden from 2 out, stayed on well from last, won at Naas 3m hcp hdl in Feb beating Acapulco (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Forever Gold (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 7th 3 out, soon ridden, dropped to 9th 2 out, 7th at last, ran on well run-in, went 2nd at line, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Wicklow Lad (11-4) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Pencilhimin (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, improved to lead after 5th, asserted before 2 out, shaken up briefly run-in, easily, won at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy beating I'lltelimar King (11-9) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Butney Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 7th 5 out, no impression from next, 10th of 17, 40l behind Foxrock (11-10) at Naas 3m mdn hdl sft.
Vincent Row (IRE) 5-1fav (11-12) Settled behind leaders, 9th halfway, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden into 4th entering straight, no impression in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 16l behind Mr Shankly (11-2) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.