An exceptionally competitive maiden with few of the runners having been over the trip. Willie Mullins runs Glenlo Abbey and Red Tiger with the former likely to attract most support but the latter has always looked a potentially useful stayer and could come out on top this time. Curling improved to finish runner-up to First Impression at Naas but had previously been a long way behind Glenlo Abbey at Leopardstown when the latter was runner-up to Westmeath. King Of The Refs was challenging when falling at the last in First Impression's race at Naas but had earlier pulled up behind Raz De Maree at Navan when COOTAMUNDRA, who gets the nod here, finished an excellent second. The selection didn't get the required stamina test over 2m4f on a return visit and with this likely to be run at a fast pace he can finally get off the mark. Jakros and Rich Revival are others to consider in a very open event.
Casson (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden in 7th entering straight, no impression, 7th of 20, 38l behind Lambro (11-12) at Naas 3m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Cootamundra (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 7th 4 out, went 3rd after 3 out, soon ridden, no impression approaching last and dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 20, 8l behind Last Instalment (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Curling (FR) 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, went 2nd after 2 out but soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 25, 3 1/2l behind First Impressions (10-11) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Mar.
Dapper Dan 50-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, some headway approaching straight, 10th 2 out, left moderate 5th after last, kept on same pace, 4th of 25, 11l behind First Impressions (10-11) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Mar.
Duomo Di Milano (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway into 5th entering straight, not fluent 3 out and under pressure when slow next, went moderate 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 32l behind Dun Masc (11-5) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Glenlo Abbey (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 6th after 3 out, kept on in 4th entering straight, 3rd last, soon 2nd and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Westmeath (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Jackstalkin (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 14th of 17, well behind Popcorn (11-12) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Jakros (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th on outer halfway, steady headway to challenge early straight, soon ridden and no extra approaching last, weakened, 6th of 13, 16l behind Aughaloor (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jan.
Kilvoydansouth (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression when stayed on to moderate 11th 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 22, 31l behind Captain Paulie (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
King Of The Refs (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 11th halfway, ridden to go 7th entering straight, went 3rd under pressure when fell last, in a race won by First Impressions (10-11) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Mar, 25 ran.
Miracle House (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, ridden into 3rd after 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 20, 6l behind Betty Is A Lady (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Ounaja (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along 4 out, ridden into 4th 3 out, 3rd 2 out, no extra in 5th last, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 24l behind Garamor Boy (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Red Tiger 16-1 (11-12) Held up in rear of mid-division, some headway into 9th 4 out, ridden in 6th after 2 out, 5th when slight mistake last, kept on under pressure run-in, 3rd of 20, 7l behind Last Instalment (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Rich Revival (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd and ridden entering straight, led after 2 out, headed last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 20, 7l behind Lambro (11-12) at Naas 3m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
The Big Boyo (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 5 out, ridden after 3 out and soon no impression on leading pair, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 12l behind C'est Ca (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Toon River (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Towards rear, headway into 8th entering straight, 5th 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 20, 20l behind Lambro (11-12) at Naas 3m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Eligible Bachelor (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, brought down 7th, in a race won by Lambro (11-12) at Naas 3m mdn hdl sft in Mar, 20 ran.
Marble House (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Led, tended to jump right, strongly pressed and headed 3 out, moderate 3rd and no extra after 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 41l behind Dun Masc (11-5) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Catcherinscratcher (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leader in 2nd, close up from 3 out, ridden and weakened entering straight, 7th of 8, 38l behind Our Girl Salley (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mares listed nov hdl (1) hvy in Jan.
Evesham Star (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Towards rear, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 14, 12l behind Our Eric (11-6) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.
Serra Nova (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Towards rear, kept on in straight without threatening, 11th of 23, 35l behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Oscar Barton (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway in 12th 4 out, 10th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 30l behind Sweeney Tunes (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Castlerock Rose (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Led until mistake 1st and headed before next, dropped to last from 6th, no impression from 4 out, last of 6, 38l behind Aura About You (10-11) at Limerick 2m 6f mrs nov chs Gr3 (1) sft in Mar.