Paddy The Stout and Personal Shopper have shown nothing to suggest they can get involved and though Hidden Future beat Cadspeed at Naas last month he has around a stone to find with the two principals. Dylan Ross started off in tremendous style over fences and beat subsequent RSA Chase winner Lord Windermere here in November. He hasn't done as well in his three later races which may just hand the initiative to RUPERT LAMB. His overall form isn't quite up to that of his main rival and he was an early faller at Leopardstown but he has real scope to do better and should also be suited by the less testing conditions.
Dylan Ross (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Settled in rear, mistake 2nd, still in touch approaching last, no extra from early run-in, 4th of 6, 19l behind Savello (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m 1f nov chs gs in Mar.
Moon Dice (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Chased leaders to 3rd, behind from 4 out, 16th of 18, well behind Olofi (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Rupert Lamb 7-4fav (11-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, fell 5th, in a race won by Savello (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m 1f nov chs gs in Mar, 6 ran.
Paddy The Stout (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Towards rear, no danger when refused last, in a race won by Home Farm (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase sft in Feb, 13 ran.
Personal Shopper 40-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, trailing from 6 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Realt Mor (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase sft in Mar.