Barry Geraghty is an interesting booking for four-times Flat winner Man Of Erin, who makes his debut over timber. Prince Of Lombardy made a promising debut over hurdles behind Clonard Lad over 2m4f on this track and should improve. Katie T chased home Urticaire at Navan in December and would be a threat with normal progress but it's about time SHIELD was winning over timber and A P McCoy is the man to galvanise him. Aidan O'Brien's charge scored on the level at Dundalk last month and had earlier finished a close second to Sure Reef at Leopardstown, form that was given a boost by the winner subsequently.
Man Of Erin (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, last of 23, 17l behind Corporal Maddox (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Aug (flat).
Merrion Row (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders and 7th halfway, good headway to challenge 2 out, soon ridden and no impression run-in, 4th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Mireya (10-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Mogul Run (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Prominent, weakened from 4f out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Indian Road Runner (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat sft in May.
Mossy Island (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, lost place when mistake 3 out, tailed off, 20th of 25, well behind O Maonlai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Prince Of Lombardy (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out, challenged 2 out, ridden in 2nd and no impression before last, dropped to 3rd run-in, 4th close home, 4th of 15, 3l behind Clonard Lad (11-12) at Naas 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
Royalor (FR) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden in 10th 4 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 20, 32l behind Champagne James (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Byryan 50-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division for most, some headway into 10th 4f out, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened, 14th of 16, 41l behind Nathans Pride (11-11) at Thurles 2m NH flat gd in Apr.
King Leon (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 9th halfway, pushed along 4f out and no impression in 10th approaching straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 48l behind Vigil (11-13) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat.
Pass The Ball (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear, a little slow at 4th, no impression approaching straight, moderate 9th 2 out, kept on same pace, 10th of 20, 26l behind Shantou Ed (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Pencilled In (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, eased run-in, 15th of 17, well behind Sea Beat (10-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.
Pierlow (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Close up early, chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, soon no impression, 12th of 18, 27l behind Minella Foru (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Proud Prince (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division for most, ridden and no impression 4 out, eased run-in, 14th of 17, well behind Sea Beat (10-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.
Shield (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Held up in 7th, closer in 5th 2 out and 3rd at last, ridden and kept on same pace run-in to go 2nd final 100 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Sure Reef (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Bell's Cross (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, 12th halfway, hampered 2 out and left moderate 9th, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 32l behind Synchronicity (11-2) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Fade In (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd for much, on terms 3f out, headed deep inside final furlong, rallied to regain lead near line, won at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Dec '12 beating Aerlite Supreme (12-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Katie T (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, closer in 6th 3 out, ridden in 3rd next, 2nd at last, kept on without threatening winner run-in, 2nd of 19, 4 1/2l behind Urticaire (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Leaders Questions (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Tr ldrs in cl 3rd, 4th 2out, 2nd last, kow to ld run-in, all out, won at Belharbour 3m ire ptp sft beating Sharon (11-11) by hd, 16 ran.