Best Mate, Beef Or Salmon and Denman have won this in previous years as has The Listener, who scored in 2006. Willie Mullins saddles a trio of entries headed by Cooldine, who has raced exclusively at Grade 1 level since making a winning debut over fences. Last year's RSA Chase winner will be better for his run behind Tranquil Sea in the John Durkan where he had J'y Vole and Glencove Marina in front of him. He can turn the tables over this longer trip and with a stiffer test guaranteed while his stablemate Kempes is a fine prospect and is another who was racing over a trip too short on his return to action. JONCOL and Cooldine fought out a tremendous battle in the Hennessy here in February with the former just getting the verdict. There should be absolutely nothing between them again but the winner is taken to confirm the form and his run behind Big Zeb over two miles at Navan last month is irrelevant in the context of this race. Pandorama never got going in the Hennessey at Newbury but won two Grade 1's last December and is one to keep an eye on.
Cooldine (IRE) 9-4fav (11-10) Led, ridden and pressed after 3 out, headed before next, no impression in 4th at last, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Tranquil Sea (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Grade 1 chs (1) sft.
Glencove Marina (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 4th 3 out, ridden and no impression in 5th after next, kept on same pace run-in to regain 4th, 4th of 8, 3l behind Tranquil Sea (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Grade 1 chs (1) sft.
Joncol (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Always in rear, jumped right, ridden and no impression 3 out, last of 4, 21l behind Big Zeb (11-12) at Navan 2m chs Grd 2 (1) sft in Nov.
Kempes (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 2 out, left 3rd after last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Golden Silver (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f chs Grd 2 (1) sft.
Let Yourself Go (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Led, strongly pressed from 4 out, headed under pressure after 2 out, 3rd when mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Golden Silver (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f chs Grd 2 (1) sft, 8 ran.
Money Trix (IRE) 5-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along 3 out, 5th when bad mistake 2 out, no impression, 6th of 7, 18l behind Joncol (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m Grade 1 chs (1) hvy in Feb.
Mossbank (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Chased leaders in 4th, dropped to rear before halfway, trailing after 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Tranquil Sea (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Grade 1 chs (1) sft, 8 ran.
Notre Pere (FR) 8-1 (11-12) In touch, bumped 4th, lost place when hampered 13th (bechers brook), 5th and no impression when hit 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 5th of 17, 26l behind Hello Bud (10-5) at Aintree 3m 2f lstd hcp chs (1) gs in Nov.
Pandorama (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Mistakes in rear, hampered 4th, tailed off and pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Diamond Harry (10-0) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) gs in Nov, 18 ran.
Siegemaster (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, 4th under pressure before 2 out, no extra approaching last, kept on one pace, 4th of 17, 13l behind Jack The Bus (9-12) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 in Nov.
The Listener (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Made all, jumped well, went clear from before 3 out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Down Royal 3m Grade 1 chs (1) sft in Nov '09 beating My Will (11-10) by 15l, 8 ran.
Vic Venturi (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Hampered 1st, in touch, mistake and lost place 3rd, towards rear when hampered and brought down 20th, in a race won by Don't Push It (11-5) at Aintree 4m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 40 ran.
J'y Vole (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, 6th 3 out, went 4th 2 out, landed in 2nd after last, kept on well run-in without reaching winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Tranquil Sea (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Grade 1 chs (1) sft.