ZABANA should take this as he won on the Flat at Tramore in October and reappeared over timber for new connections earlier this month with a fine effort behind Band Of Blood at Limerick. Winning point-to-pointer Big Vincey has been well supported in his two starts over hurdles and showed enough potential at Kilbeggan last time to get involved while Sunsetstorise made a promising hurdling debut over a slightly longer trip here and was in touch until fading from the last. King William looked a nice prospect on his first two bumpers starts but hasn't been seen since a poor run in November.
Big Vincey (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, niggled along from 6f out, soon moderate 3rd, moderate 4th and kept on same pace from before straight, 5th of 16, 10l behind Balboni (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat sft.
Dinos Gold (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Rogue Angel (11-7) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct, 11 ran.
Happy Maverick (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, weakened from 3 out, 14th of 15, well behind Juan De Gracia (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
King William (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden early straight and dropped to 5th over 2f out, no extra, 7th of 11, well behind Ned Buntline (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo nhf in Nov.
Sunsetstorise (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden before 2 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 20l behind Kilcarry Bridge (11-1) at Sligo 2m 2f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) sft.
Zabana (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to challenge entering straight, led briefly before 2 out, slight mistake and headed 2 out, soon ridden, no extra in 3rd last where slight mistake, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Band Of Blood (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl sft.
Le Posh Frog (FR) 25-1 (10-8) Jumped left 1st, never better than mid-division, 11th of 17, well behind Sizing Platinum (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gs.
Montrel 22-1 (10-8) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 7th of 13, 37l behind Alelchi Inois (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl sft.
Yellow Road (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Soon disputed, 2nd halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 9l behind Esytopolishadimond (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Mar (flat).
Ivanka (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Always behind, 12th of 17, 19l behind Upsie (11-4) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.