Breffni Gael, one of just two course and distance winners, is 14lb higher than that victory last June and hasn't been seen since September so could just need the run. Preswell Lad is the other with a track and trip success to his name and he arrives in good form having scored easily at Downpatrick for which a 6lb hike in the weights doesn't look excessive. Urban Gale was behind in that latter event and looks held while Flying Windsor has run poorly since her victory at Fairyhouse in November but would have an obvious chance if able to stage a repeat. It's very difficult to ignore the claims of LORD ALFIE, who has had a wind operation and is now showing the benefit. He beat an inform rival at Wexford on Friday and a 4lb penalty shouldn't prevent a quick follow-up.
Lord Alfie (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, improved to dispute lead and ridden after 2 out, led narrowly after last, kept on well run-in, won at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft beating Sherika (10-6) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Red Or White 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, fell 5th, in a race won by Lough Roe Lady (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy, 14 ran.
Preswell Lad (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Mid-division, closer in 5th halfway, progress in 4th 4 out, 2nd 3 out, ridden before 2 out, led 2 out, kept on well from last, clear run-in, eased close home, won at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Mar beating Jim Bowie (11-4) by 9l, 11 ran.
Urban Gale (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, 8th halfway, ridden into 6th before 3 out, no impression 3 out, moderate 4th 2 out, kept on same pace run-in to 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Preswell Lad (10-7) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Mar.
Breffni Gael (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Well off the pace towards rear, some headway from 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 12th of 18, 16l behind Ballylibert (11-0) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Sep.
Leading The Life (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression 5 out, weakened, eased run-in, 6th of 8, well behind Cadspeed (11-12) at Thurles 3m beg chase hvy in Feb.
Massinis Adventure (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Prominent and mistake 1st, chased leaders, 5th halfway, weakened 5 out, mistakes 4 out and 3 out, soon eased, pulled up before last, in a race won by Touch The Eden (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase in Mar, 9 ran.
Flying Windsor (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Held up, 9th approaching 7 out, moderate 5th 5 out, moderate 4th and no extra approaching straight, 4th of 15, 45l behind Sherika (10-6) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar.
Schindlers Rock (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, no extra and pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by See Double You (10-1) at Naas 3m hcp chs 0-123 in Feb, 11 ran.
Admiral Bob (IRE) 80-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, close up 6 out, 2nd 4 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra 3 out, soon weakened, fell last, in a race won by Touch The Eden (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase in Mar, 9 ran.
Moss Grove (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, progress to chase leaders before 5th, bad mistake 7 out, soon no extra and weakened, 5th of 8, well behind Coole Avenue (11-5) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chase hvy in Mar.
Weslife (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 49l behind Foritsa (10-5) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Survival (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Rr, prog 6out, 7th 5out until mod 9th & no ex 3out, poor 8th aftr 3out, bhnd when pu bef last, in a race won by Moateland (11-4) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun, 12 ran.
Offside Rule (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Led, pressed when mistake 6 out and headed, weakened, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Knock Beauty (10-9) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Feb, 18 ran.
Late Vintage (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, weakened before 4 out, 13th of 16, well behind Moscow Mannon (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chase in Feb.
Bills Official (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 6th 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 7th of 11, 46l behind Preswell Lad (10-7) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Mar.
Hero De Villeneuve (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, progress into 6th at 6th, 3rd before 4 out, ridden in moderate 5th and no impression 3 out, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 11, 13l behind Preswell Lad (10-7) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Mar.
Fennis Moll (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Towards rear, improved into moderate 7th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 23l behind Notification (11-0) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar.
Town Pond (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, 2nd 3 out, ridden and weakened from next, 10th of 16, 40l behind Easy Vic (10-2) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Mar.