Archie Mead has yet to impress over fences, though he's generally been aimed at much better contests than this. Coole Avenue has been placed once in eight starts over the bigger obstacles and has rarely shown his best form after a fall at Limerick a year ago, though he had Kashline well behind when runner-up there in December. Dushrembrandt was a progressive hurdler back in 2012 and his latest start over fences behind Cadspeed over 3m here offers some encouragement and Shamiran should be ready to do better after a couple of runs over trips too short. Manor Court made a promising return to action behind Bright New Dawn at Punchestown in December before a poor effort at Fairyhouse but in a tricky race it's STONEY who is given the nod as he looked likely to do much better when staying on nicely on his chasing debut at Clonmel a couple of weeks ago.
Archie Meade (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no extra 6 out, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by On His Own (11-6) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs in Jan, 18 ran.
Coole Avenue (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division, ridden 3 out, no extra before next, 11th of 16, 26l behind Jetson (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy in Feb.
Dushrembrandt (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress into 2nd 6 out, disputed next, 2nd 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no extra and weakened, 3rd of 8, 33l behind Cadspeed (11-12) at Thurles 3m beg chase hvy in Feb.
Kashline (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th 4 out, ridden from next, no impression, 8th of 15, 19l behind Hold Em Cowboy (10-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Jan.
Manor Court (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Led and disputed lead, slow 6th and headed, 4th halfway, pushed along in 7th approaching 4 out and no extra before straight, eased, completely tailed off,, 6th of 9, well behind Civena (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase in Jan.
Moss Grove (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, towards rear halfway, ridden 5 out, no impression next, bad mistake 2 out, 10th of 15, well behind Leavethelighton (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Shamiran (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Held up, 7th halfway, progress into 5th 5 out, ridden before 3 out, no impression in moderate 4th last, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 24l behind Touch The Eden (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase.
Stoney (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th approaching straight, no impression from before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 18l behind Kandinski (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase.
Waterloo Chateau (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, never a factor, 12th of 17, well behind Foxrock (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs in Nov.