Crystal Earth twice ran well in November and would have needed her comeback here last month. She makes her handicap debut and should be winning soon. Winning bumper Makethedifference made an encouraging handicap debut behind Sir Harry Cash at Limerick and with just a 3lb rise to contend with has to go on the short-list. Denis Hogan sent BENALEX PARK to Musselburgh for a handicap in January and the trip paid off with a comfortable victory. The stewards held an enquiry into his improvement with first-time blinkers given as the reason and, as he's effectively off a lower mark here, this looks another good opportunity. Green Energy has to be a threat despite dropping back in trip after his victory over a huge field at Down Royal. He was always travelling well and a 7lb rise shouldn't prevent another big effort. Sacre Malta looks best of the remainder though may find this on the short side.
Black Zero (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 8th of 14, 33l behind Kandinski (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase.
Ebazan (USA) 10-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 9th approaching 5 out, pushed along in 10th entering straight, no extra, 11th of 16, 41l behind Rightville Boy (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Jan.
Crystal Earth (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2 out, no extra in 6th last, kept on one pace, 7th of 25, 13l behind Drumlee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Sacre Malta (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Towards rear, improved on inner from 4 out, 4th before straight, 3rd approaching last, no extra run-in, 4th of 20, 6l behind Sydney Thompson (10-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Tico (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, slightly impeded 3rd, 5th before straight, no extra from 2 out, 7th of 15, 35l behind Oscars Business (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 in Dec.
Moiqen (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, badly hampered 5 out, soon no extra and weakened to rear, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Refused A Name (10-12) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116.
Kilmainham (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, mistake 4 out, chased leaders on outer into straight, soon no impression, 9th of 17, 30l behind Sir Harry Cash (11-1) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.
Makethedifference (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up, soon towards rear, good headway travelling smoothly approaching straight, got on terms before 2 out where slight mistake, headed approaching last, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 4l behind Sir Harry Cash (11-1) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.
Slan Go Foill (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, weakened from before 8th, completely tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind The Housekeeper (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Trazar (FR) 12-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden in 10th 2 out, no extra entering straight and weakened, 14th of 19, 27l behind King Of Oriel (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Oct.
Bob's Call (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden in 10th 3 out, soon no extra, 17th of 25, 32l behind Drumlee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Rodeo Rocket (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before straight, weakened and tailed off, last of 17, well behind Concordin (10-8) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
Green Energy 8-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, progress into 4th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, improved to dispute entering straight, led 3 out, ridden and challenged 2 out where slight mistake, ran around approaching last, kept on well run-in, won at Down Royal 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 beating Tillargon (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 20 ran.
Royalor (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear, bad mistake 2nd, never a factor, 15th of 17, well behind Katie T (11-4) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Baroque Style (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Mid-division, ridden into 6th before straight, no extra before 3 out, weakened, 8th of 12, 48l behind Express Du Berlais (10-8) at Down Royal 3m hcp hdl.
Ballymonteen Wood (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 4th 5 out, ridden from next, weakened, 7th of 13, 13l behind Loch Dara (10-11) at Wexford 2m 6f hnt chs sft in Nov.
Benalex Park 14-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, challenged 2 out, mistake last, soon ridden and led run-in, driven out, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan beating Pass Muster (11-6) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Boherna Lady (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, moderate 6th halfway, no extra from 5 out, pulled up next, in a race won by Mini Vic (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan, 16 ran.
Whispering Down (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Always rear, never a factor, no threat from 3 out, kept on one pace in straight, 13th of 16, 21l behind Sir Loujay (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Oct.
Cerca Trova (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, no impression from before 4 out, 9th of 16, well behind Moscow Mannon (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chase in Feb.