Liz Doyle looks to have found an ideal opportunity for LE VENT D'ANTAN to lose his maiden tag over timber. A winning bumper at Leopardstown, he couldn't cope with Sea Beat when odds-on at Naas last month but normal improvement should see him go one better. Mystical Dreamer was bought by Gigginstown after landing a Sedgefield bumper for Ronnie O'Leary and though running poorly for new connections at Gowran in January is much better than that. Zigger Zagger has been well beaten since his Fairyhouse bumper victory but Painted Lady looks a big threat as she hasn't been beaten far in her last three runs over timber and gets the mare's allowance. The four-year-old filly Circe's Island should be winning soon and is another in good form.
Above The Ground (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, soon no extra, 11th of 15, 42l behind Noble Endeavor (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Guiding George (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Towards rear, 7th 4 out and no impression in moderate 6th after 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 38l behind Faugheen (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl in Nov.
Itsonthelist (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 8th 3 out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 38l behind Authorization (11-10) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Kings Landing (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Waited with in rear, no impression approaching 2f out, 8th of 10, 29l behind The Winkler (11-3) at Galway 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Oct.
Le Vent D'Antan (FR) 8-13fav (11-12) Mid-division, progress into 6th before 4 out, lost footing briefly entering straight, ridden into 4th 2 out, under pressure last, kept on to 2nd run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Sea Beat (10-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Mystical Dreamer (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, 4th and closer 6f out, 3rd 5f out, ridden in 4th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 24l behind Black Hercules (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat in Jan.
Zigger Zagger (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Mid-division, 9th 2 out, soon ridden, moderate 7th at last, no extra, 7th of 15, 13l behind Is Love Alive (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Diamond Reign (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 10, 32l behind Beluckyagain (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Newry City (IRE) Great Palm mare out of Tinogloria.
Painted Lady (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Led, headed 2nd, challenged 3 out, ridden 2 out, under pressure in 3rd entering straight, no extra from last, kept on same pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 21, 4l behind Dromnea (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Circe's Island (IRE) 5-1 (10-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden along 3 out, dropped to 4th next, went 3rd at last, kept on without threatening to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Beluckyagain (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Feb.