ASHJAR is taking time to find his form since arriving from France but he's performed well enough in his three starts for Willie Mullins, especially when a close third to Shield in a big field at Cork, to suggest he's up to winning in this moderate company. The front-running Enjoy Responsibly disappointed at Kilbeggan after a fair run behind Roman General at Tipperary and will need to bounce back but Honey Pound was beaten by a couple of decent performers at Cork last time and has nothing to fear from fourth-placed Moreece on that form. Overcall could be a threat as he showed definite improvement at Limerick and has gone well in testing conditions on the Flat.
Cadawill (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Never better than rear of mid-division, tailed off, 21st of 24, well behind Shield (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Celtic Silver 4-1 (11-11) Held up, 9th before halfway, pushed along over 5f out, moderate 10th approaching straight, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Killer Crow (12-0) at Cork 2m NH flat hvy in Mar.
Cut The Corner (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Towards rear, never a factor, no danger approaching 4 out, kept on same pace, 9th of 16, well behind Long House Hall (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd.
Enjoy Responsibly (IRE) 5-2 (10-13) Led, headed approaching 2nd, on terms 4th, soon led again, joined 3 out, soon headed, no extra in 4th when not fluent 2 out, soon dropped to 5th, 5th of 14, 24l behind Queen Alphabet (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd.
Honey Pound (IRE) 11-4 (11-3) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd approaching 4th, no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 16l behind Pink Hat (11-3) at Cork 2m hdl.
Keep Back (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Towards rear, closer in moderate 8th after 9th, no impression in moderate 4th and kept on same pace from before straight, 8th of 20, well behind Kerrieonvic (11-9) at Cork 3m in Apr.
Mexican Border (GER) 16-1 (11-4) Raced in 3rd, ridden along and weakened after 3 out, clipped heels and almost unseated approaching 2 out, soon eased, 10th of 11, well behind Draycott Place (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Moreece (IRE) 3-1 (11-3) Soon raced in moderate 5th, moderate 4th after 4 out, no impression from before straight, 4th of 6, 32l behind Pink Hat (11-3) at Cork 2m hdl.
Ocean Glandore (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Always rear, detached after 3 out,, last of 17, 48l behind Western Boy (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Overcall (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Always prominent, challenged and on terms from before 2 out, soon led, strongly pressed from before last, quickly headed and kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Shanpallas (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr '13.
Alliecornally (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Always behind, weakened from 4 out, never a factor, 25th of 30, well behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Electuary (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 16th of 20, well behind Cillian's Return (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl.
Idontdalaay (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Impeded by faller 1st, soon towards rear, no danger approaching 4 out, remote 8th and kept on same pace from after 3 out, 7th of 14, well behind Queen Alphabet (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd.
Nico Steel (IRE) Craigsteel mare out of Alannico.
Ashjar (FR) 2-1 (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, not fluent 6 out, ridden when mistake 2 out, soon no impression in 3rd, mistake and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 24, 7l behind Shield (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Rock Of Dunamase (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division best, ridden 3f out, no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 12th of 17, 7l behind Beau Satchel (8-13) at Cork 7f hcp 47-65 (flat).
Trainspotting 50-1 (11-4) Soon towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind The Plan Man (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Apr.
Heavenly Star (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden along over 3f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 17l behind Solita (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f NH flat gd.