This is confined to horses owned by members of the Kildare Hunt and form over regulation fences counts for little. Cool Warrior, who won this in 2010, was well beaten a year ago and has shown virtually nothing since. SHIN A VEE was a 50/1 chance when landing this in 2009 and was narrowly beaten by Cool Warrior three years ago and has hardly raced subsequently. He has the benefit of Derek O'Connor in the saddle and is taken to come out on top again. Satorie finished fifth a year ago but went well later and scored at Ballingarry last summer. A recent run should have put him straight and he could provide the main threat. Barnbougle Dunes hasn't had much luck in the race having fallen last year and being brought down in 2011 but arrives in decent form having finished runner-up in a point three weeks ago. Alright Benny has had several attempts at this without looking as though he could succeed.
Alright Benny (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, 11th 7 out, no extra 4 out, 10th of 17, 20l behind Warne (11-0) at Listowel 3m hts chs in Jun.
Barnbougle Dunes (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Twrds rr, prog to mid div 1/2way, 4th 4out, nrw ld 3out, hdd 2out, rallied well, just failed, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Waddingtown Hero (12-0) at Borris House 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Cool Warrior (IRE) 28-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, soon off the pace, poor 4th 5 out, jumped right 3 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Mossey Joe (11-4) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hts chs hvy in Mar.
Enniskillen (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 8th at 17th, 7th 6 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 14, 33l behind Zest For Life (11-5) at Punchestown 3m crs cty chs sft.
Fictionandfriction (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Keen & pr early, wknd to rr & fell 6out, in a race won by Carro Lad (11-4) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp, 12 ran.
Its Sorted (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Mid div, prog 3out, sow to take 2nd close home, 2nd of 15, 20l behind Pinsandneedles (12-0) at Quakerstown 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
Johnies Star (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Mid-div best, ko without threatening str, 6th of 15, 14l behind Castlefort (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Kilrainy Boy (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Mid div, rdn 4out, wknd aftr 3out, sn pu, in a race won by Top Four (12-0) at Punchestown 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb, 12 ran.
Norwich Flyer (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Mid div, eff aftr out, no impress from 3out, ko, 6th of 13, 20l behind Kanesh (12-0) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp.
Old Supporter (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Ld, jnd 2out & hdd, 1l down last, no match for wnr but rallied well, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Baby Grey (11-4) at Tallanstown 3m ire ptp gd.
Satorie (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Mid div, not qckn 3out, ko bhnd, 5th of 10, well behind Burren River (12-0) at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Shin A Vee (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Towards rear, some headway after halfway, no impression when fell 3 out, in a race won by Good Egg (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f hts chs hvy in Mar '11, 19 ran.
The Begrudger (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Alw in rr, pu 2out, in a race won by Run For Firth (12-0) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp, 9 ran.
Fiso On Friday (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Alw in rr, 15l last 1/2way, nrst fin, 6th of 10, 19l behind Anna Magdalena (10-11) at Tallanstown 3m ire ptp gd.
Book Of Excuses (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Ww rr, mstk 3rd, rddn & up in poor 6th when fell 2out, in a race won by Lord Fingal (11-4) at Oldtown 3m ire ptp sft in Mar, 11 ran.
Isola Wild (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Chsd ldrs, gng well in cl 4th 3out, not qckn 2out & pu last, in a race won by Leahs Melody (11-7) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp gs, 13 ran.