Several old favourites tackle these cross-country fences again including 2012 winner Uncle Junior, though he didn't get far last year and his trainer also runs Bishopsfurze and Boxer Georg. Philip Hobbs and Enda Bolger both know what it takes to win races like this. The former saddles Duke Of Lucca, who won a Listed handicap over conventional obstacles at Aintree last month, and he has to go on the short-list. But Bolger has three with Keep On Track heading the weights and Nina Carberry partnering Quantitativeeasing, who won a Grade 3 in his younger days but never figured in the cross-country chase at Cheltenham last time in which Duke Of Lucca finished fourth, Uncle Junior seventh and Quiscover Fontaine ninth. JACKS ISLAND may have a bit to find at the weights but has form over these fences and has always looked as though he'd be suited by a step up in trip. He had a nice pipe-opener over timber last month and should give supporters a run for their money.
Keep On Track (IRE) 9-2fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, moderate 5th halfway, ridden from 4 out, weakened, 6th of 9, 36l behind Mark Me Up (10-8) at Down Royal 2m cnd hcp chs (0-109) hvy in Feb.
Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, headway to go 4th 4 out, led last, all out, won at Aintree 3m 1f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Apr beating Vino Griego (11-5) by hd, 17 ran.
Mister First (FR) 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders on outer, bad mistake and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Knock Beauty (10-2) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Mar, 10 ran.
Bishopsfurze (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Mid-divion on outside when fell 7th, in a race won by Ma Filleule (11-7) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Apr, 30 ran.
Boxer Georg (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, lost place from 6th, towards rear when blundered and unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Warne (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f hts chs (2) gd in Apr, 21 ran.
Classic Cut 50-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, lost place under pressure when mistake 3 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace,, 8th of 12, 32l behind Hix Fix (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hts chs sft in Apr.
Duers (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along in 7th after 4 out, no extra from 2 out, weakened, 8th of 14, 50l behind Foritsa (9-4) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs (10yo+) in Mar.
Dunroe Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, disputed briefly after 4th, lost place before halfway where mid-division, weakened 5 out, completely tailed off, 18th of 20, well behind Green Energy (11-0) at Down Royal 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Mar.
Jacks Island (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden from next, 7th 2 out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 16, 11l behind Seven Acres (10-11) at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
Long Strand (IRE) Evens (10-13) Ww rr, 9th 1/2way, prog to 5th 5out, 3l 4th 3out, not qckn with ldrs 2out, left mod 2nd last, kow to line, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Powerfulpaddy (10-13) at Durrow 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar.
Lydon House 4-1 (11-6) Alw twrds rr, bhnd & su bef 4out, in a race won by The Last Derby (12-2) at Tyrella 3m ire ptp sft in Feb, 8 ran.
Nedzer's Return (IRE) Evens (12-2) Alw pr, rdn in 3rd 3out, not qckn 2out, ko, 3rd of 10, 6l behind The Hollinwell (12-2) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gf in Apr.
O'Muircheartaigh (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Mid-div, 8th 1/2 way, pushed along bef 2out, ko behind, 8th of 11, 30l behind Powerstation (11-6) at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan.
Parsons Pistol (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Mid div best, wknd to rr from 6out, ko bhnd, 5th of 8, 46l behind The Last Derby (12-2) at Tyrella 3m ire ptp sft in Feb.
Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Mid-division, weakened 6 out, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Balthazar King (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar.
Quiscover Fontaine (FR) 20-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden and no impression 4 out, soon no extra, 7th of 15, 49l behind Hidden Horizons (10-3) at Downpatrick 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 sft in Mar.
Uncle Junior (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Behind, outpaced 5 out, never near leaders, 7th of 16, 33l behind Balthazar King (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar.
Wild Salmon (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, no extra and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Thats The Dream (11-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy in Jan, 14 ran.
Chestnut Friar (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, went moderate 2nd 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 20, 3 1/2l behind Pops Well (11-2) at Cork 3m mares mdn hunt chs in Apr.