Winning point-to-pointer Its All Hush Hush returned to action with an excellent run behind Monastrell at Down Royal and will make a bold bid to make a successful start in a handicap. Miss Fancy Pants is useful on her day but refused to take part at Naas last time and is best watched for now. Barneys Honour and the reappearing Mister Farmer are better over fences nowadays while The Last Stand hasn't won over timber for three years. HAROLD'S CROSS was having only his fifth start over hurdles when a very good second to Jacks Island at Clonmel last month. He's progressed with every outing and the handicapper has only raised him 2lb and given him a fine chance here.
Miss Fancy Pants 8-1 (10-10) Refused to race, in a race won by Dolphin Bay (11-2) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Nov, 25 ran.
The Last Stand 14-1 (10-12) Keen hold, led from 3rd, soon well clear, reduced lead between last 2, headed and weakened from last, 5th of 7, 8l behind Hazeymm (11-9) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 fm in Aug.
Its All Hush Hush (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden into 6th 2 out, 5th last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 20, 1 3/4l behind Monastrell (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Barneys Honour (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up, 5th in touch on outer travelling well before 4 out, soon ridden and no extra from next, 6th of 8, 33l behind Rubi Light (11-7) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-140 in Nov.
Bean Chroi Bhriste (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 2nd from halfway, ridden 3 out, 4th 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Grangeclare Gold (11-0) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl gf in Oct.
Lucky Spring (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) Towards rear, good progress to track leaders 3 out, 3rd under pressure next, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 11l behind Jacks Island (9-10) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Mister Farmer (FR) 16-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway in 7th before straight, 6th 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, stayed on to challenge last, led run-in and kept on well under pressure, won at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Mar beating Barcardero (11-4) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Wee Sonny (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway to challenge before 4 out, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, 10th of 20, 40l behind Kyoto Summit (10-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Nov.
Harold's Cross (AUS) 7-2 (10-8) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd into straight, 2nd 2 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Jacks Island (9-10) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Chino Valdes (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Towards rear, some headway early straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 18, 24l behind Tilly Ann (9-12) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.
Guestofthenation (USA) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra after 3 out, 11th of 16, 13l behind Double Seven (11-2) at Sligo 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Lisrenny Lady 16-1 (10-8) Mid-division, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Cayo Levantado (11-1) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov, 21 ran.
Baraka Boy (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased clear leader, moderate 4th halfway, closer 4 out, ridden 2 out, no extra in 6th entering straight, 7th of 16, 37l behind Shamiran (11-6) at Punchestown 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
On The Loose (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 9th 4 out, no extra from 2 out, 16th of 25, 42l behind Green To Gold (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.
Short Grass (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 20, 35l behind Bale O'shea (10-9) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Oct.
Cantrell (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden approaching 3 out, no extra before next, weakened, 13th of 18, 39l behind Tilly Ann (9-12) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.
Turnonthegas (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Towards rear, slight mistake 8th, no impression under pressure from after 3 out, 9th of 10, 50l behind Dreadnot (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m hdl gf in May.