Irish Soul has gone up 8lb for completing a hat-trick in a similarly tough handicap at Clonmel where he had Powerstation 3l away in third. The latter is now 6lb better off which may just be enough to take his revenge. The classy Pineau De Re made his handicap debut from this mark at Cork and was still in contention when falling at the second last. The youngster Toner D'Oudairies is having his first start in a handicap and has been competing at a high level while He'llberemembered won well on heavy ground at Naas before a fair run from a 6lb higher mark at Cork. Strain Of Fame steps up to this trip for the first time and has always looked a stayer in the making but a chance is taken on the filly DIBELLA, a very impressive maiden winner here in March and better for a recent run on the Flat.
Pineau De Re (FR) 6-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, headway on outer approaching straight, pushed along in 4th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Sweet My Lord (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl in Nov, 8 ran.
Powerstation (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, 2nd before 4 out, headway to lead before 2 out, ridden and headed after last, no extra, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Irish Soul (9-9) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl sft in Nov.
Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, left in lead at 4th, jumped right 2 out and soon headed, no impression under pressure in 3rd at last, no extra run-in, 4th of 6, 9l behind Unaccompanied (11-0) at Naas 2m 4yo lst hdl (1) in Nov.
Bob Lingo (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Took keen hold and soon prominent, disputed lead from 4th, headed and weakened from 3 out, 10th of 15, 17l behind Staying Article (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl sft.
Notre Pere (FR) 16-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, 11th of 16, well behind Bella Mana Mou (9-3) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl sft in Mar.
Four Chimneys (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Towards rear, headway from 4 out, went 6th approaching straight, no impression under pressure from before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 8l behind Across The Bay (9-13) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Jan.
He'llberemembered (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, headway to lead halfway, strongly pressed and headed after 3 out, no impression in 3rd approaching last where not fluent, no extra run-in, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Sweet My Lord (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl in Nov.
Cootamundra (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, good headway to track leaders early straight, went 2nd before last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 17, 4 1/2l behind He'llberemembered (10-4) at Naas 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Oct.
Irish Soul (IRE) 3-1fav (9-9) Settled in mid-division on outer, ridden along in 6th approaching straight, went 2nd 2 out, led after last and kept on best, won at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl sft in Nov beating Some Target (10-8) by 1l, 14 ran.
Bale O'shea (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, mistake 9th, no extra from 4 out, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Miss Pepperpot (11-6) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Nov, 14 ran.
Will Jamie Run (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Attemped to make all, joined after 3 out, soon ridden, headed 2 out, dropped to 3rd and no extra after 2 out, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Kilbane River (9-5) at Limerick 3m hcp chs (10yo+) sft in Nov.
Kilbrannish Hill (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway into 9th 3 out, ridden into 6th 2 out, no extra before last, 7th of 14, 14l behind Lucky Spring (11-0) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Nov.
Strain Of Fame (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 2 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, challenged before last, no extra in 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Dare To Doubt (11-7) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Nov.
Dibella (IRE) 11-8fav (10-11) Well off pace towards rear, poor 7th from 5 out, slight mistake next, soon no extra, completely tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Make My Night (10-3) at Sligo 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in May.
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Towards rear, no danger and kept on from before 3 out, 9th of 20, 23l behind Micks (10-8) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.
False Messenger (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway from 6 out, went 4th briefly on outer approaching straight, soon ridden and no extra from 2 out, 10th of 14, 35l behind Irish Soul (9-9) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl sft in Nov.
Luck Pennie (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra in straight, 10th of 12, 19l behind Much Acclaimed (10-10) at Listowel 2m 4yo hcp hdl sft in Sep.