Dun Masc ran a nice race on his fencing debut at Punchestown and will strip fitter here. He has to go on the short-list but the jury is out on useful hurdler Fists Of Fury, who ran in snatches when favourite at Galway last month and never looked likely to reward backers. Shane Rock has been placed in three out of four starts over fences but probably needs to progress again to land this and a better long-term prospect may be The Engineer. Placed three times in bumpers, Jessica Harrington has opted to send her five-year-old straight over fences so he's presumably had plenty of schooling. Lend A Hand Son is no forlorn hope but we'll take a chance on the fitness of GIFT OF DGAB, who was thought good enough to contest a couple of Grade 2 events over hurdles last season and won over the smaller obstacles at Navan in February. He's a half-brother to staying chaser Creative Time and could go on to better things than this.
Dun Masc (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 22l behind Days Hotel (11-12) at Punchestown 2m beg chs hvy in Oct.
Fernhurst Lad (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th when fell 3 out, in a race won by Rubert (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs sft, 15 ran.
Fists Of Fury (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, jumped left 6th and mistake next, soon lost place until closed up again 4 out, 4th before 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 8, 27l behind Last Instalment (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Fourth Class (IRE) 11-4fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, struggling from after 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 14l behind My Murphy (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway to close on leaders before 3 out, no extra after next, weakened, 13th of 24, 21l behind Truckers Delight (9-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f ext hcp hdl gd in May.
Glenmorgan House (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Waited with, closer in 5th before 2 out, soon no impression, 7th of 8, well behind Last Instalment (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Grandeur Cappy (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, never a factor, tailed off, 8th of 15, well behind False Economy (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs in Oct.
Harbour Two (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Cl up, 5th 5out, wknd qckly aftr 5out, to when pu bef 4out, in a race won by Dushy Lady (11-9) at Lismore 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 12 ran.
Lend A Hand Son (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 20l behind Lucky Spring (11-0) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft.
Mean What You Say (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no threat from 4 out, 12th of 13, well behind Monastrell (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chs hvy in Oct.
Mylerstown (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Four Commanders (11-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs sft.
Renoyr (FR) 6-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 5th 5f out, no impression and kept on same pace from under 4f out, 5th of 12, 15l behind Yes Way Hosay (11-7) at Wexford 2m N H flat sft in Oct.
Shane Rock 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out, challenged before 2 out, narrow lead 2 out, ridden and disputed last, 2nd and no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Call Box (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chs gs in Oct.
The Engineer (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Prominent, 3rd for much, improved to be on terms from 3f out, soon led, ridden clear before straight, headed and no extra from under 1f out, 2nd of 11, 10l behind Ipsos Du Berlais (12-0) at Galway 2m N H flat hvy in Oct.
Wilde Wit Pleasure (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Reduced visibility, mid-division, 5th 3 out, kept on without threatening under pressure from before last, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Donnas Palm (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs sft in Oct.