Steady Ed is still a maiden over fences but is getting closer though he could have done without a 3lb rise for his recent second at Cork. Pur Style, a winner over hurdles in France, has yet to sparkle over fences but makes his handicap debut from a lowly mark and should be kept on the right side. CLARAGH NATIVE, twice a winner over hurdles, has yet to score over fences but looks reasonably treated and his rider's claim is a bonus so he's handed the vote. The remainder are out of form and have something to prove.
Luddsdenene (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Keen hold, on terms 3rd, soon led and clear, reduced lead and headed approaching 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Wing It Lady (10-8) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar, 14 ran.
Claragh Native (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Soon tracked leaders, challenged and slight mistake 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 22l behind Instant Impacked (10-1) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-140 hvy in Nov.
Acapulco Gold (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, weakened from 4 out, 10th of 12, well behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs gs in Apr.
Steady Ed (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Prominent, ridden in 2nd before 4 out, in front 3 out, joined next, soon headed, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Kennoway (10-1) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Apr.
Pur Style (FR) 11-1 (11-0) Prominent, soon led, slight mistake 4 out, headed 2 out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 38l behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mrs beg chs sft.
Nivek's Dream (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) In rear, headway from 4 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, soon no extra, 8th of 20, 8l behind Lord Alfie (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 gs in Apr.