Twin Plan was having just her second start over fences when a close second to Fantastic Gold at Clonmel and with further progress likely she's definitely on the short-list. Winning point-to-pointer Clara More was making his debut over regulation fences when a close fourth to Hidden Diamond at Clonmel but that was over 2m4f and this may prove on the short side. Annie Other is a really progressive hurdler making her chasing debut. She's finished runner-up in a point-to-point so should have no problems with the fences and looks a big threat to MOUNT WELCOME, who is handed the vote. Paul Rothwell's charge, a recent winner over timber on fast ground, finished runner-up on his only start over fences here in January and can return to the bigger obstacles with his first success.
Character Actor (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 8th 4 out, ridden in 5th 3 out, no impression from next, 7th of 17, 15l behind Table Mountain (11-10) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Mar.
Clara More (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd at 4th, 3rd 2 out (usual 4 out), improved to lead and ridden entering straight, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Hidden Diamond (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase gd.
Crystal Wave (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, never a factor, no extra after 4 out, 13th of 18, well behind Harpsy Cord (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase sft in Feb.
Gold Cygnet (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Waited with, closer order from before 6 out, moderate 5th 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 11, well behind Catleen (11-2) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Kirbybroguelantern (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders on inner, 9th halfway, no extra from 2 out, 8th of 16, well behind Mr Eko (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Mar.
Mount Welcome (IRE) 9-2fav (10-6) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on well from last, won at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd beating Carlowsantana (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Never Bold (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 11th of 16, 28l behind Ta Blazes (10-7) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct.
Nivek's Dream (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway into 6th after 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 8th of 14, 24l behind Gimli's Return (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Mar.
Robbie Kaydee (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 20, well behind Doctor Henry (10-11) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Sea Stallion (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 7th of 10, 40l behind Penny's Bill (9-8) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs (10yo+) sft in Mar.
Wilde Rebel (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, pushed along before 7th, soon outpaced, 5th of 6, 45l behind Skint (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f nov chs (4) sft in Dec.
Annie Other (IRE) 7-4fav (10-11) Chased leader in 2nd, slight mistakes 5th and 6th, close up 4 out, ridden to lead before 2 out, kept on well from before last, won at Kilbeggan 2m hdl gd in Sep beating Spring Hawk (9-13) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Ever Dreaming (USA) 20-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, well behind Pontiac (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase in Mar.
The Shoe Doctor (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 6th of 9, 35l behind Swanfold (11-9) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy in Mar.
Twin Plan (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, ridden in close 3rd 2 out, soon 2nd, kept on without reaching winner run-in, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Fantastic Gold (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 1f mrs beg chs gd.
Monahullan Prince 10-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, headway into 8th 4 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 20l behind Luke's Benefit (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.