Charlie Swan and Paul Carberry look a tough combination to beat so Hareth should continue his progress and make a bold bid to gain his first victory over hurdles. He's done much better since meeting the quicker ground and was only headed on the run-in at Fairyhouse last time. ROISIN DUBH was just touched off by Hospital here last month and the winner has scored again. Philip Byrne's charge has since run an excellent race on the Flat and can finally lose his maiden tag over timber. He's Our Man, who was a close fourth in that race won by Hospital, is on the short-list along with Go Paddy Go, who ran yet another good race despite his weight rise when a close third at the Punchestown Festival. Hurricane Sky has also shown enough potential to get involved.
He's Our Man (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, slight mistake 6th, 4th halfway, ridden in 7th entering straight under pressure in 5th 2 out, stayed on into 3rd last, no impression on leaders, kept on same pace run-in, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Hospital (11-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 gs in Apr.
Dawerann (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Soon towards rear, pushed along after 6th, soon no danger, 13th of 17, well behind Blacklough (11-3) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Apr.
Golden Kite (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, weakened before next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Double Seven (10-6) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs gf in Jul, 14 ran.
Indian Outlook (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, slight mistake 2nd, not fluent 6 out and reminders, 7th approaching 4 out, soon no extra and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Playing (10-13) at Cork 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Medicinal Compound 66-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, lost place and mistake 5th, 13th before 3 out, soon no impression, 14th of 25, 26l behind Macnicholson (11-11) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 88-123.
Go Paddy Go (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 3rd 3 out, disputed after 2 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, challenged last, every chance run-in, just held closing stages, 3rd of 25, 3/4l behind Master Oscar (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f in Apr.
Long House Saint (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division early, closer order to track leaders from after 4 out, challenged when not fluent next, soon no impression in 4th and kept on one pace, 4th of 24, 11l behind Shield (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Hurricane Sky (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Mid-division, pushed along briefly halfway, 6th 3 out, soon ridden, 4th 2 out, kept on without threatening in 3rd from before last, 3rd of 12, 21l behind Tidy Zag (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jan.
Namarama (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, badly hampered 2nd, not fluent 4th, 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 26l behind Kandinski (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase in Mar.
Wontbelongnow (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Mid-division, fell 6 out, in a race won by Sullane Chief (10-6) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov, 20 ran.
Baidin Fheilimi (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, not fluent 7th, 8th after 3 out, no extra and eased from 2 out, tailed off,, 11th of 13, well behind Marshim (11-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Apr.
Hareth (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) Held up, 11th early, improved to be prominent approaching straight, challenged and on terms 2 out, soon led, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 17, 3 1/2l behind Cordelia Belle (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Roisin Dubh (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 6th entering straight, stayed on to lead approaching 2 out and strongly pressed, slight mistake last, narrowly headed run-in, kept on, no extra close home, 2nd of 18, nk behind Hospital (11-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 gs in Apr.
Clara More (IRE) 6-4 (12-2) Trkd ldr in 2nd, disp brfly aftr 4out & rddn in 2nd 3out, ev ch brfly aftr 2out until 3rd & held at last, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Lord Heathfield (12-2) at Curraheen 3m ire ptp sft.
A Country Mile 40-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, reminders from 3 out, soon no impression, 13th of 16, 46l behind Daliyan (11-8) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Honourable Lady (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and towards rear after 2 out, kept on one pace run-in to go 9th close home, 9th of 15, 19l behind Supreme Vic (10-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.