VASCO DU MEE has only had three poor runs over hurdles yet gets into this contest with top weight but he's shown massive improvement over fences and if transferring that here he would take all the beating. Duty Dance beat a huge field at Punchestown in February so should have done better on her next start at Cork but ran poorly. Try It Sometime has shown a glimmer of ability which may be enough to get him involved here while Ennisnag would have a chance if able to repeat his second place here in August though that was on quicker ground than he'll face this time. The market could provide some clues to the others in what is a very moderate affair.
Vasco Du Mee (FR) 9-4fav (11-3) Held up in mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, stayed on into 3rd 2 out, kept on run-in, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Never Complain (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase in Mar.
Atrafs Lad (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd early straight and no extra approaching last, 7th of 14, 27l behind Court Jester (10-8) at Navan 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) hvy in Feb.
Ennisnag (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Led, not fluent 4th, headed after 3 out and soon no extra, eased when well beaten run-in, 13th of 18, 36l behind Strain Of Fame (11-5) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Sep.
Cool Vinnie (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along and no extra from 2 out, 13th of 16, 24l behind Snowell (10-6) at Wexford 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Jenny Make A Penny (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, not fluent 6th, 2nd 4 out and no impression on winner when slow next, no extra after 2 out, 5th of 20, 21l behind The King Of Brega (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Nov.
Black Chariot (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, 11th 5 out, no impression from next, soon no extra, 15th of 17, well behind The King Of Brega (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Duty Dance (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Soon mid-division, closer in 7th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from after 2 out, 6th of 21, 27l behind Maguire's Glen (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.
Rebel Cry (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, weakened, 17th of 20, well behind The Winkler (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Curraghchase (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) In rear, some progress into 10th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, 9th of 16, 17l behind Allez Vic (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.
Fast Exit (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, lost place 3 out and soon ridden, under pressure in 7th 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 8, 11l behind Snowell (10-11) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Feb.
Tipp On Air (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Mid-division, moderate 8th before straight, soon no impression, 7th of 18, 24l behind Notification (11-0) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar.
West Council (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 5th approaching straight, no extra from before 2 out, 10th of 18, well behind Gone Bust (10-13) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar.
Try It Sometime (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, mistake 6th, ridden into moderate 9th 3 out, 6th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 20, 11l behind Green Energy (11-0) at Down Royal 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Mar.
Annamult (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Soon led, joined approaching straight, soon headed, lost place and no extra from before 2 out, 9th of 18, 41l behind Gone Bust (10-13) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar.
Udo's Choice (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Towards rear, 16th approaching 6 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 7th of 18, 24l behind Gone Bust (10-13) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar.
Volkis O'blue (FR) 20-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, 3rd approaching straight, no extra from after 2 out, 7th of 21, 34l behind Maguire's Glen (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.
Ultra Light (FR) 7-1 (11-9) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 4 out, no extra before next, 13th of 16, 44l behind Do Be Doin' (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar.
Royal Chief (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Mid-division, progress into moderate 9th 4 out, ridden in 8th and no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 17, 25l behind Go Darsi Go (11-1) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Drive On Locky (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, close 3rd next, 2nd entering straight, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Seven Acres (10-11) at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft.