Jack Absolute is in good form and has plenty in his favour here being rated 26lb lower over hurdles than fences. Cranky Corner's recent form figures aren't particularly inspiring but he's starting to look well handicapped now while Derinlaur could easily bounce back from a below-par run at Navan and is preferred to Down Royal runner-up Miss Xian and Mackey Boy, who probably didn't beat much at Limerick and won't get a run here unless something drops out. CODE OF THE WEST has proved consistent over the larger obstacles lately and reverts to hurdles on a 17lb lower mark. Christy Roche's versatile gelding is just as effective over timber and can get back to winning ways today.
Bean Chroi Bhriste (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Chased leaders on outer, 11th halfway, no extra from 2 out, 11th of 22, 50l behind Kyle's Turn (11-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Dec.
Derinlaur (IRE) 9-2fav (11-5) Led, headed briefly 5th, ridden entering straight, headed 3 out, no impression from next, 6th of 15, 12l behind Labeille (11-6) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Mar.
Tryptronic (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Waited with, improved to track leaders after 3 out, 2nd approaching straight, challenged last where not fluent, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Bean Chroi Bhriste (10-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Jul.
Watchurhouse (IRE) 9-2fav (11-12) Rear of mid-division, progress into 7th 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, 7th of 16, 27l behind Valhalla Vision (11-4) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 hvy in Jun '09.
Jack Absolute (IRE) 7-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, moderate 3rd from 5th, ridden in moderate 3rd 3 out, no impression on winner from next, went moderate 2nd at last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 20l behind The Sneezer (9-8) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs sft in Mar.
Cranky Corner 12-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 13, 26l behind Mount Welcome (10-6) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Code Of The West (IRE) 5-2fav (10-6) Waited with towards rear, closer in moderate 5th from 3 out, no impression under pressure and kept on without threatening from next, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Friendly Society (10-12) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs gd.
Miss Xian (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Chased clear leader, 6th halfway, closer before 4 out, challenged approaching 2 out where not fluent and dropped to 4th, went 2nd before last, kept on same pace but no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Followmeuptocarlow (10-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Feb.
Al Dafa (USA) 8-1 (11-5) Mid-division best, no extra approaching 4 out, pulled up next, in a race won by Vast Consumption (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Great Oak (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in 7th before 2 out, 6th at last, kept on from last, 5th of 22, 2l behind Galianna (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn hdl gd in Mar.
Mags Millar (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, no impression from 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Changing Times (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 8Evens16 hvy in Feb.
Mattara (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 10th halfway, no threat in straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 23l behind A Fine Young Man (11-12) at Naas 3m mdn hdl in Mar.
Gallaflynn (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Prominent, weakened 5 out, completely tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Howryafeelin (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Feb.
Ringned (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, no impression from 4 out, 11th of 13, well behind Glacial Promise (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase gd in Jun '10.
Temple Castle (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Waited with, good headway to track leaders from before 4 out, no extra in 7th from before straight, 9th of 15, 27l behind Dangan Daylight (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Enter The Indian (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2 out, kept on same pace from before last without troubling winner, 3rd of 17, 6l behind Satu (10-13) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd.
Western Man (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 7th 4 out, soon no impression, 10th of 18, 25l behind Primroseandblue (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Volkis O'blue (FR) 6-1 (11-10) Soon chased leaders, moderate 8th at 6th, no impression from 3 out, 10th of 16, 28l behind See Double You (10-9) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95.
Fox's Field (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 3rd before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 11l behind Benny's Fagartha (10-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Neighbourly (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 7th of 12, 15l behind On My Own (11-9) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Mar.
Mackey Boy (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Led and clear, reduced lead and pressed 2 out, asserted and stayed on best under pressure from last, won at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Mar beating Fear Glic (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Benalma (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 5th 4 out, no extra from early straight, behind when hampered and unseated rider last, in a race won by Molly's Boy (10-13) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Mar, 12 ran.
Clooney Eile (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 8th of 12, 15l behind Fearchar (11-2) at Cork 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 8Evens09 gd in Aug.