Caheronaun bounced back to form at Thurles though her task was made easier by falls by rivals. She's likely to prove difficult to beat, but PLAYING also won last time and didn't need any good fortune. He's quite nicely handicapped and is given the vote to complete the double. Zekarya has more scope than most though potential punters would need to forgive a poor run at Fairyhouse while Hidden Crack reverted to hurdles without success last time after landing a handicap over fences at Clonmel in good style.
Imperial Shabra (IRE) 66-1 (9-10) Mid-division on inner, no threat after halfway and behind when pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Liberty Counsel (9-5) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f Ext hcp ch, 28 ran.
Supreme Doc (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Waited with, 5th after 5 out, no impression from next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Roi Du Mee (11-10) at Cork 3m chs Grade 3 (1) in Mar, 8 ran.
Qhilimar (FR) 20-1 (11-1) Chased leaders on inner, 6th halfway, driven along in 10th 4 out and soon no extra, 14th of 20, well behind He'llberemembered (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs gs in Mar.
Fair Dilemma (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Led when bad mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Hidden Crack (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+) sft in Mar, 14 ran.
Hidden Crack 7-1 (11-4) Prominent, lost place 5th, soon ridden, moderate 9th 6 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 37l behind Unoccupied (10-13) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar.
Mahrajaan (USA) 5-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, ridden and some headway to go moderate 6th approaching last, no impression run-in, 7th of 13, 15l behind Shabra Charity (10-3) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug.
Northern Alliance (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Waited with, closed from 3 out, 6th into straight, chased leaders and no impression approaching last, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 12l behind Warne (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hts chs sft in Feb.
Hans Crescent (FR) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 14, 35l behind Byerley Babe (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Mar.
Caheronaun (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Prominent, left in front from 4th, pressed when one of pursuers departed 2 out, only danger fell at last and left clear, stayed on well run-in, won at Thurles 3m beg chase sft in Feb beating Leading The Life (11-5) by 10l, 13 ran.
Our Gar (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders mainly 5th, mistake 3 out and dropped to rear, weakened, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Medicinal Compound (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Nov.
Zekarya (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Led or disputed lead, mistake 6 out, headed before 3 out and dropped to 5th, no extra in straight, 7th of 12, 36l behind Solstice Knight (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123.
Quiet Thought (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 6th halfway, slightly hampered 4 out, ridden and no impression next, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 24l behind Hidden Crack (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+) sft in Mar.
Playing (FR) 7-2fav (10-12) Soon tracked leaders, challenged and led straight, good jump last and stayed on well run-in, won at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 in Mar beating Knock Beauty (10-4) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Any Bets (IRE) 28-1 (11-6) Mid-division, ridden from 5 out, no impression straight, 7th of 9, well behind Barneys Honour (10-12) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Mar.
Weslife (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Mid-division, dropped towards rear 6 out, no extra and weakened, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Hidden Crack (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+) sft in Mar.