There's a decent prize on offer in this and it's attracted some useful novices. Panther Claw has to go on the short-list with Barry Geraghty in the saddle. He won over 3m1f at Punchestown before finishing third at Gowran while Murchu was second in the Leinster National at Naas when racing from out of the handicap. Off his current mark today, Shark Hanlon's seven-year-old shouldn't be far away. Gallant Oscar and Viaduct Joey are both recent winners while Saoirse Dun is probably still on a decent mark and, like Mr Goodenough and Clashnabrook, started favourite last time. KNOCKGRAFFON KING has taken a while to find his feet over fences but his latest third here was a much-improved effort and he looks nicely treated at present. Noel Meade's runner likes it here and can open his account over the larger obstacles.
My Murphy (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Led and disputed, strongly pressed and slight mistake 2 out, headed and mistake last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 13, 8l behind Home Farm (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase sft in Feb.
Gallant Oscar (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, improved to lead entering straight, clear from 2 out, easily, won at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase beating Coolnagorna Giggs (11-12) by 6l, 10 ran.
Panther Claw (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, no impression entering straight and left moderate 6th 3 out, kept on one pace to go moderate 3rd run-in, 3rd of 18, 13l behind Jadanli (10-7) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs hvy in Jan.
Mr Goodenough (IRE) 5-1fav (11-7) In rear, progress into mid-division 5 out, moderate 7th before next where a bit slow and lost place, ridden to chase leaders and no impression from 2 out, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Sole Witness (11-6) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy in Dec.
Carry Each Other (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Led and disputed, headed 9th, close up when fell 6 out, in a race won by Wise Oscar (10-8) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-123 sft, 14 ran.
Murchu (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 7th 6 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, pressed winner run-in, kept on well, 2nd of 17, 3/4l behind Rich Revival (10-9) at Naas 3m hcp chs sft.
Please Talk (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Settled towards rear, 11th 4 out and headway in 7th entering straight, went 2nd before last but ridden and no impression run-in, kept on one pace, 4th of 20, 1 1/2l behind He'llberemembered (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs sft.
Viaduct Joey (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, 3rd 2 out, challenged and good jump to lead last, kept on best run-in, won at Clonmel 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-123 in Feb beating Mazuri Cowboy (11-7) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
King Of The Refs (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, fell 8th, in a race won by He'llberemembered (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs sft, 20 ran.
Oscars Business (IRE) 11-2 (10-13) Mid-division, progress into5th 4 out, slight mistake next, ridden and no impression straight, 9th of 12, 42l behind Miss Xian (10-0) at Naas 3m hcp hdl in Feb.
Knockgraffon King (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Mid-division, closer in 3rd 5 out, ridden in 2nd 3 out, soon dropped to 3rd, kept on one paced, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Wise Oscar (10-8) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-123 sft.
Whats On The Menu (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 5th when mistake 4 out, no extra in 6th entering straight and left moderate 5th 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 11, 47l behind Panther Claw (11-11) at Punchestown 3m 1f Amateur Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+) hvy in Jan.
Wise Oscar (IRE) 11-10fav (10-8) Mid-division, close 6th 4 out, improved into 2nd and ridden 2 out, led at last, stayed on well, won at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-123 sft beating Sea Master (10-2) by 6l, 14 ran.
Saoirse Dun (IRE) 11-4fav (10-1) Mid-division, headway into 5th 4 out, challenging in close 3rd when reppeared from fog at last, ridden and no extra run-in (poor visibility), 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Rich Revival (10-13) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 hvy in Jan.
Solstice Knight (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Prominent, 5th into straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 12l behind Warne (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hts chs sft in Feb.
Clashnabrook (IRE) 3-1fav (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to challenge 2 out, dropped to 3rd run-in and no extra, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Viaduct Joey (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-123 in Feb.