Moon Over Mandalay started long odds-on when only third in a Clonmel bumper on his debut in November but the first two have done very well subsequently and Willie Mullins' charge is likely to do much better. Six Stone Ned has shown enough potential to suggest he'll be winning soon but this can go to PIPER HILL. Tommy Stack's son of Hawk Wing made a very promising start to his carer at Leopardstown where he finished a close fourth to Jezki. He was up with the pace for most of the way that day before fading and today's quicker ground should enable him to last out. King Of Firth and Scenic Route are both likely to have benefited from their opening runs and look a threat.
Aonvarr (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, no extra from before straight, 6th of 9, 38l behind Champagne Fever (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Jan.
Ask Joe (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Led, strongly pressed and headed under 3f out, soon no extra, 7th of 8, 15l behind Knocklong (10-13) at Naas 2m NH flat in Mar.
Black Johnny (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) V b mstk 3rd, pu 4th, in a race won by Ballyheigue Castle (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 14 ran.
Effernock Charlie (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Ld, hdd 3out, sn in rr, trlng when ur last, in a race won by Zekarya (12-0) at Belharbour 3m ire ptp in Feb, 16 ran.
Emperor Of Exmoor (IRE) Montjeu gelding out of Shamriyna.
Hangersonallgone (IRE) 100-1 (11-11) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, driven along after 3 out and no extra, last of 13, well behind Sheer Genius (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Mar.
King Of Firth (IRE) 11-4 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd from 3f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from well over 1f out, 5th of 11, 9l behind Too Scoops (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Dec.
Mon Carlos (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, close 6th halfway, ridden along in 4th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 25l behind Its The Ice I Like (11-7) at Clonmel 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Moon Over Mandalay (GER) 1-2fav (12-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, 2nd halfway, disputed briefly and pushed along early straight, soon no impression in 3rd, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 11, 18l behind Its The Ice I Like (11-7) at Clonmel 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Owens Pride (IRE) Spadoun gelding out of Monte Rosa.
Scenic Route (IRE) 11-1 (12-0) Rear of mid-division, went 6th entering straight, no impression from 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 17l behind Irish Thistle (11-7) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Mar.
Six Stone Ned (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Held up in rear of mid-division, headway into 6th 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong and kept on without troubling winner, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Peace In The West (11-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Mar.
Underdefloorboards (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, no extra from early straight, 7th of 12, 43l behind Irish Thistle (11-7) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Mar.
Gold Platinum (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Mid-division, 6th approaching 6f out, soon no impression, 11th of 13, well behind Dantes Firth (11-0) at Thurles 2m mrs nh flat in Mar.
Zara (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, trailing halfway, completely tailed off, 22nd of 25, well behind Golden Ticket (11-11) at Punchestown 2m 1f N H flat gf in May.
Piper Hill (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Led, headed halfway, regained lead entering straight, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 3rd last strides, 4th of 8, 5l behind Jezki (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf in Jan.
Rule Of Thumb Tobougg gelding out of Carreamia.
Thundering Steel (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Quelle Femme.
The Flying Doc (IRE) Dr Massini filly out of Meadstown Miss.
Corrin Wood (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Rcd 3rd/4th, prog to chall 2out, ld aftr 2out until outjumped & hdd last, fought back to ld again flat, won at Tallow 3m ire ptp in Feb beating Streams Of Whiskey (11-4) by 1l, 10 ran.
Fast Eddie (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Gold Wind.