Triumphant, runner-up to Camelot in a Group 3 at the Curragh last May, has shown little over hurdles so far nor has dual bumper winner It's All An Act. Drunken Counsel won a Clonmel bumper in February and was well supported when returning to hurdles at Navan last month but weakened very quickly from two out. Makethedifference has performed with credit in a couple of handicaps recently so looks a threat to all but the vote goes to TOBAR NA GAOISE. Edward O'Grady's charge has had little racing over the past couple of years and will have needed last month's run at Navan after a year off but his earlier form entitles him to the greatest respect and he's young enough to start making up for lost time.
Drunken Counsel (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Mid-division, ran freely early, 8th halfway, progress into 3rd entering straight, 2nd 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out where 6th, weakened before last, 10th of 15, 29l behind Cracking Chap (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
High Net Worth 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, pushed along at 6th, weakened from before 3 out, 16th of 26, 38l behind Baby King (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
It's All An Act (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened before straight, 11th of 16, 44l behind Desertmore Stream (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Makethedifference (IRE) 9-2fav (11-5) Rear of mid-division, progress after 4 out, ridden in 8th 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 7th of 19, 8l behind Green Energy (10-10) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Refractor (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 13th early, weakened after 4 out, completely tailed off, 21st of 24, well behind Rathvinden (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Tobar Na Gaoise (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 19l behind Glen Beg (10-4) at Navan 2m hcp hdl sft in Mar.
Triumphant (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Always towards rear, pushed along approaching straight and no extra before 2 out, 11th of 15, well behind Sort It Out (10-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Mar.
You Can't Catch Me (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Set modest pace until strongly pressed and headed over 2f out, no impression from before straight, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 20l behind Time For A Pint (12-0) at Galway 2m 2f N H flat gf in Sep.
Billy Dunne (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) In rear, not fluent 5th, never a factor, kept on one pace from 3 out, 9th of 16, well behind The Mooch (11-12) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Frankie Ballou (IRE) Norwich gelding out of One Up.
Grey Brief (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, mistake 7th and soon detached in rear, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Allied Victory (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar, 15 ran.
Mister Victor (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Towards rear, hampered before 2nd, ridden and no impression 3 out, 9th of 16, 39l behind Desertmore Stream (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Mount Brandon (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, no extra after 4 out, completely tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Allied Victory (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Roders Love Shack (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden in 8th and no impression 4 out, weakened entering straight, 11th of 17, well behind Prince Of Lombardy (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Royal Shot (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, moderate 8th approaching straight, soon no extra, 13th of 15, well behind Shamsikhan (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Boker Hill (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division, no impression 5 out, weakened and tailed off, 10th of 17, well behind Go Darsi Go (11-1) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Lunch Master (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, no impression 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 17, well behind Noble Emperor (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Visible Light (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always behind, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 19th of 26, well behind Baby King (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.