Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh should double up here with CITY SLICKER. The Fairyhouse bumper winner was surprisingly beaten by Irish Thistle, who runs in the opener, here last time but didn't help his cause by jumping right for most of the way. The yard will have been working to iron out that problem in the interim and he has little to beat in this. Aonvarr was having his first run since landing a Killarney bumper in May last year when sixth here in December but has been off again since and the mare Our Ellie B's last outing was in 2011. Nearly Nama'D has been placed in point-to-points and bumpers but tackles hurdles for the first time today.
Aonvarr (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 4th 3 out, ridden and no impression from next, 6th of 16, 29l behind Moscow Mannon (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Bold Revenge (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Waited with towards rear, some headway in poor 7th approaching 3 out, went moderate 4th and no danger from 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 48l behind Marlbrook (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy.
City Slicker (IRE) 8-15fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, jumped badly right for most, led approaching 4 out, headed before last where still a chance when bad mistake, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 22, 8l behind Irish Thistle (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Fruit Or Nut (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden along in 3rd approaching 2 out where nodded on landing, soon no extra, 7th of 12, 16l behind Golden Firth (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn stks.
King Norman (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Alw in rr, pu 3out, in a race won by Sumos Novios (12-0) at Punchestown 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb, 16 ran.
Massyoun (FR) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out, ridden and no extra approaching 2 out, weakened, 14th of 20, 34l behind Bagber (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar '11.
Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Led, headed halfway but remained prominent, disputed again early straight until dropped to 4th 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 5th of 15, 33l behind Wedding Present (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Jan.
Sinntani (IRE) 40-1 (11-11) Mid-division, 7th 4 out, no impression from next, 13th of 17, 31l behind Upsie (11-4) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
The Four Gees (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Towards rear, no extra approaching straight, 19th of 22, well behind Irish Thistle (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Our Ellie B (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Chased leaders early, 10th halfway, headway into 6th 3 out, improved to lead 2 out, ridden and challenged last, soon headed and no extra, kept on same pace, 2nd of 24, 1 3/4l behind The Grey Express (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Sep '11.