This looks an intriguing contest with Baily Green chasing a six-timer and attempting to concede weight to some promising rivals. Mouse Morris' charge has jumped superbly to win his last four starts over the bigger obstacles and had the pace to score over hurdles at Killarney last month. He could hardly have won a Grade 3 more easily last time but the penalty gives him plenty to do against PROTARAS and Special Tiara. The former gets the nod as he looked a real natural when beating what looked a decent field at Gowran last time though Special Tiara could prove something special as he beat that useful yardstick Plan A on his chasing bow at Ballinrobe last month.
Baily Green (IRE) 2-1 (11-8) Made all, eased clear after last, not extended, won at Roscommon 2m nov chs (1) hvy beating House Rules (11-1) by 18l, 5 ran.
Kennoway (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, soon ridden and lost place, no threat after 3 out, 9th of 15, well behind Like Your Style (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Sean Airgead (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway after 2 out, led last, headed flat, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind No Planning (11-3) at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) hvy.
Protaras (USA) 14-1 (11-11) Mid-division, headway from 4 out, close 2nd when left in lead 3 out, stayed on well from next, comfortably, won at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chs gd beating Nearest The Pin (11-12) by 2 1/2l, 18 ran.
Special Tiara 9-2 (11-10) Made most, blundered badly at 3rd and headed, regained lead at 5th, strongly pressed and ridden 2 out, stayed on well from last, won at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs sft in Sep beating Plan A (11-10) by 1l, 14 ran.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) In rear when fell 1st, in a race won by Sizing Europe (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m 4f chs G2 (1) gd, 6 ran.