Hillman has found his form but could just find this on the short side after scoring over 3m1f at Wexford. Sum Laff is 9lb higher than when scoring at Ludlow in October while the consistent pair Muzak and Yeoman are closely matched on their run at Galway the same month and should be in the shake-up. Ard Agus Fada and Itsuptoyou fought out the finish of a handicap at Navan and there's virtually nothing between them though the winner will appreciate the longer trip but this can go to LIVING NEXT DOOR, who reverted to hurdles for a convincing victory at Cork and looks leniently treated over fences.
Daring Article (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Towards rear, pushed along after 5 out, moderate 9th early straight, kept on one pace without threatening, 5th of 12, 29l behind Solstice Knight (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 in Apr.
Kylebeg Krystle (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) In rear, some headway in 12th 4 out, no threat from 2 out, 12th of 20, well behind He'llberemembered (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs gs in Mar.
Playing (FR) 12-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, led when not fluent 3 out, headed after next, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 21, 10l behind Living Next Door (10-10) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Apr.
Living Next Door (IRE) 4-1fav (10-10) Soon chased leaders, closed going well from before 2 out, in front approaching last, stayed on well to go clear run-in, comfortably, won at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Apr beating Whiskey And Rye (11-10) by 6l, 21 ran.
Itsuptoyou (IRE) 7-2 (11-11) Waited with towards rear, progress approaching straight, challenged 2 out, 2nd before last, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Ard Agus Fada (10-4) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 in Apr.
Sum Laff (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, hit 11th, mistake 4 out, 3rd and beaten when bad error 3 out, soon weakened, mistake 2 out, 3rd of 10, 23l behind Fairy Rath (11-10) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Hillman (IRE) 5-1 (10-3) Led and disputed, ridden to assert approaching last, slight mistake last, strongly pressed run-in and all out, just held on, won at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Apr beating Mr Bb (9-7) by ns, 15 ran.
Muzak (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th after last, kept on same pace straight, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Yeoman (10-0) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct.
Yeoman (FR) 12-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 10, 7l behind Ard Agus Fada (10-4) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 in Apr.
Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Soon mid-division, progress straight, challenged 2 out, led last and stayed on well run-in, won at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 in Apr beating Itsuptoyou (11-11) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Baily Dusk (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, no extra from 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Kyle's Turn (11-7) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gs in Nov, 13 ran.
Lapse Of Reason (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Prominent, led and disputed from halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 15th of 17, well behind Day Dream Boy (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Cherryantor (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Chased leaders early, mid-division and ridden halfway, weakened 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Ballyreesode (11-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Apr, 12 ran.
Oscar Leney (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 14th of 20, well behind Lord Alfie (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 gs in Apr.
The Shoe Doctor (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, headway into 5th 5 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, 2nd 2 out, challenged before last, no extra run-in, dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Backinthere (11-11) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar.
Young Patriarch 20-1 (10-10) Well off pace in rear of mid-division, went moderate 5th and kept on same pace from 3 out, 5th of 17, 21l behind Markey Cee (11-1) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Aug '11.