Dibdabs started favourite on his debut for Maurice Barnes at Ayr in January but finished last. He had initially been with Willie Mullins and has returned to the champion trainer so better must be expected. Chakisto has been beaten a long way but Benrouge showed plenty of dash on his opening run at Cork and should improve. Lucky Seven also showed some potential behind Milan Bound at Fairyhouse but the strongest form belongs to THEATRE MILL, who ran well enough behind Pumbaa at Limerick in December to be handed the vote.
Benrouge (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, led after 4f, disputed from halfway, wide straight, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 10, 13l behind The Game Changer (11-2) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
Chakisto (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Took keen hold early and tracked leaders, 5th 3f out, kept on one paced from 2f out, 4th of 14, 26l behind Some Tikket (12-0) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Mar.
Dibdabs (IRE) 9-4fav (11-5) Held up, headway 7f out, ridden when not much room 3f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 47l behind Fine Rightly (11-2) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Kilbeggan Knight (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 7th 4 out, weakened from next, 14th of 18, well behind Sarabad (11-3) at Clonmel 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) hvy in Feb.
Kinghenrytheninth (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) In tch til wknd 5out, pu 2out, in a race won by I Need Gold (11-4) at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp sft in Mar, 11 ran.
Luckey Seven (IRE) 9-1 (11-11) Soon chased leaders, 7th before straight, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 5th of 14, 13l behind Milan Bound (11-13) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Feb.
Part And Parcel (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 14l behind Ebazziyr (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd.
Rearcross (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Malt Gem (11-4) at Cork 3m Amateur Maiden Hurdle (5yo+), 17 ran.
Rico (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Mid-division best, no extra 6f out, completely tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind County Champions (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat in Mar.
Silver Pheasant (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra before straight, last of 15, 46l behind Rathvawn Belle (11-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Theatre Mill (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Attempted to make all, reduced lead into straight, pressed 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Pumbaa (11-6) at Limerick 2m nhf hvy in Dec.
Walking Man (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Keen hold early and chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd entering straight, challenged 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 9l behind Indevan (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd.