Blissful Moment has More Madness close up in third when scoring in very heavy ground at Down Royal though slightly better going may suit the latter. It's a surprise to see Wrong Turn entered here after pulling up at Cheltenham on Tuesday but he'd have a chance on his earlier form. A change of tactics to front-running paid dividends for GRAND JESTURE at Fairyhouse and though he's making his handicap debut in this much tougher contest he looks a progressive type and is given the nod. My Murphy has to be a major threat after his close second to Foxrock in a Grade 2 here and amongst numerous others with chances the easy Punchestown winner Too Late To Sell is respected.
Ipsos Du Berlais (FR) 16-1 (10-8) Mid-division early, soon towards rear, mistake 5th, ridden and no impression 7 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 18, 28l behind On His Own (11-6) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs in Jan.
My Murphy (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Held up tracking leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression in 4th approaching last, under pressure and kept on well run-in to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Foxrock (11-8) at Navan 3m nov chs G2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Disputed lead, headed after 3 out, led briefly early run-in, ridden and no extra closing stages, 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind Foxrock (11-8) at Navan 3m nov chs G2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Leavethelighton (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress into 2nd 5 out, led before straight, ridden after 3 out, strongly pressed from last, kept on well, all out, won at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase hvy in Feb beating Followmeuptocarlow (11-12) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Grand Jesture (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Made all, slight mistake 2nd, reduced advantage entering straight, slight mistake 2 out, ridden clear from last, stayed on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase sft in Jan beating Hit The Headlines (11-12) by 7l, 7 ran.
Cadspeed (FR) 2-1fav (11-12) Chased leaders, led after 3rd, disputed from 5 out, led 3 out, ridden and joined after 2 out, kept on well run-in to assert, won at Thurles 3m beg chase hvy in Feb beating Milan Breeze (11-5) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Jupitor (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 2nd 3 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra before last, 8th of 18, 26l behind Folsom Blue (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 4f Handicap Chase (Grade C) (5yo+) hvy in Feb.
Wrong Turn (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Mid-division, lost place 8th, behind when hampered 10th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Holywell (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gs, 23 ran.
Knocklong (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, no impression from next, 9th of 12, 27l behind Pass The Hat (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m 5f Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft.
Authinger (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, some modest progress into moderate 5th 3 out, ridden in moderate 5th on outer 2 out, went moderate 2nd at last, kept on one paced without troubling winner, 2nd of 10, 20l behind Si C'etait Vrai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase in Feb.
Milan Breeze (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Led, headed after 3rd, 2nd halfway, 3rd 6 out, ridden 3 out, stayed on to dispute after 2 out, 2nd and no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Cadspeed (11-12) at Thurles 3m beg chase hvy in Feb.
Please Talk (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Always behind, slight mistake 4th, detached after halfway, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Cootamundra (10-2) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 in Nov, 20 ran.
More Madness (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead approaching 3 out, soon led, joined into straight, soon gained slight lead again and strongly pressed, drifted left run-in, kept on well, won at Clonmel 2m 4f beating Mister First (11-6) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Too Late To Sell (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Towards rear early, mid-division in 8th halfway, progress into 2nd after 4 out, challenged entering straight, led before last and soon clear, ridden run-in, kept on strongly, won at Punchestown 3m 1f in Jan beating Carry Each Other (11-1) by 15l, 19 ran.
Carrigeen Lonicera (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Disputed lead, 2nd before 2 out, 3rd and no impression from before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Lisrose (10-8) at Thurles 3m mrs nov chs (5yo+) hvy in Feb.
Blissful Moment (USA) 7-1 (10-10) Held up in last, mistake 8th, slow jump next and pushed along, headway into close 6th 4 out, improved into close 2nd when mistake 3 out, led before next, ridden and kept on well from before last, won at Down Royal 3m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Feb beating Witness Of Fashion (9-13) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Forever Gold (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) In rear, good headway from 2 out, ridden in 6th on outer entering straight, 3rd at last, 2nd early run-in, kept on well and strongly pressed winner to line, 2nd of 16, hd behind Easy Vic (10-2) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 sft.