This is hugely competitive but Savello's run in the Champion Chase on Wednesday points to the chances of Ned Buntline, who was second to the Gigginstown Stud gelding in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham when Tanks For That was unplaced and Competitive Edge and Passage Vendome both fell. Noel Meade's charge is weighted to reverse Naas running in January with Mallowney, though Golanbrook could trouble the pair on today's terms. Parsnip Pete won a Grade 3 at Aintree last month and can't be ignored but the unlucky Rupert Lamb and Mount Colah appear to have plenty of weight and Dick Dundee may find this an insufficient test of stamina. Toostrong will be better for his run at Limerick but was behind Dick Dundee at Wexford in the autumn. Better ground will suit SIZING MACHINE and, providing a fall at Fairyhouse hasn't dented confidence, Henry De Bromhead's six-year-old could go well in this at a working man's price.
Rupert Lamb 8-11fav (11-4) Chased leader, led approaching 3rd, headed 3 out, close up and every chance when fell 2 out, in a race won by Letter Of Credit (11-0) at Thurles 2m 2f chs 0-145 hvy in Feb, 4 ran.
Mount Colah (IRE) 9-4 (11-4) Disputed lead early, headed 3rd, ridden from 3 out, dropped to 3rd next, no impression before last, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 8, 21l behind Mozoltov (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs hvy in Mar.
Ned Buntline 6-1fav (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, close up 2 out, went 4th approaching last, ridden and stayed on well flat, took 2nd near finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 23, 1 1/4l behind Savello (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Parsnip Pete 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, challenged 4 out, led next, 4 lengths clear when not fluent last, driven out, won at Aintree 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr beating Turn Over Sivola (10-10) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Mallowney (IRE) 11-8fav (11-10) Held up, mainly 4th, progress into 3rd entering straight, 2nd travelling well 2 out, ridden and no impression on winner approaching last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Road To Riches (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f nov chs in Apr.
Competitive Edge (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Towards rear, hampered 5th, no headway when fell 4 out, in a race won by Savello (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar, 23 ran.
Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 2 out, disputed lead briefly before last, headed at last, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Art Of Payroll (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Mar.
Tanks For That (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Mistake 1st, towards rear, headway into mid-division 6th, fell 12th (canal turn), in a race won by Ma Filleule (11-7) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Apr, 30 ran.
Art Of Logistics (IRE) 13-2fav (11-9) Towards rear, blundered 8th, outpaced 3 out, never dangerous, 13th of 19, 33l behind Present View (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f (1) gs in Mar.
Dick Dundee 17-2 (10-0) Soon chased leaders, improved to lead after 4 out, headed from next, 3rd and no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 14l behind Blacklough (11-3) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Apr.
Passage Vendome (FR) 12-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened entering straight, tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind Daneking (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl in Apr.
Golanbrook (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Chased leader in 2nd, slight mistake 5th and dropped to 3rd, 2nd again 4 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Road To Riches (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f nov chs in Apr.
Perfect Smile (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, ridden along 3 out, went 7th 2 out, no impression, 7th of 13, 28l behind Turban (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f sft in Jan.
Sizing Machine (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, on terms 3 out, 4th before straight, no impression from after 2 out, dropped to moderate 6th when fell last,, in a race won by Some Tikket (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f nov hcp chs sft in Apr, 13 ran.
Toostrong (FR) 6-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, improved into 4th 7 out, 3rd 4 out, 2nd approaching straight, challenged from before 2 out, no extra from before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Page Turner (10-7) at Limerick 2m 1f hcp chs in Mar.
Treat Yourself (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Soon towards rear, reminder 3rd, 9th 4 out, no extra from before straight, tailed off,, 8th of 13, well behind Some Tikket (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f nov hcp chs sft in Apr.
Way Up In The Air (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Towards rear, not fluent 1st, slightly impeded by faller 5th, improved after 3 out, 4th travelling smoothly approaching straight, 2nd before 2 out, dropped to 3rd and no impression last, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Our Katie (11-2) at Limerick 2m 3f hvy in Mar.
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, progress on outer after 4 out, ridden in 8th next, 6th 2 out, no impression, 5th of 15, 18l behind Maguire's Glen (10-6) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Apr.
Forty Foot Tom 20-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, slight mistake 1st, headway from 4 out, ridden in 3rd 3 out, moderate 4th next, no impression, 5th of 10, 22l behind Knock Beauty (10-2) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Mar.
Decade Player (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Led, 4 lengths advantage halfway, slight mistake 5 out, slight mistake and headed 2 out, soon ridden and no impression on winner approaching last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 6l behind An Dearthair Og (10-1) at Wexford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-123 in Mar.