Breffni Gael's two victories last summer included this race from 11lb lower and she slowly been dropping back to a reasonable mark. Molinero went up 9lb for winning here in October and would have been feeling the pinch when running poorly at Limerick four days later. Waterloo Chateau was having just his third start over fences when scoring at Kilbeggan and a 6lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run in that kind of form. The Colleen Ban has shown enough ability over fences to find a race somewhere in the near future though her best form has come on quicker ground. FENNIS MOLL is only a five-year-old but is progressing fast if her last two runs are a guide. She followed a short-head defeat by Knockanarrigan here with an emphatic victory at Killarney and a 6lb rise doesn't look enough to prevent her going in again.
Ballinahow Rover (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Raced in rear, progress into 3rd after 4 out, ridden along after 3 out and went 2nd before next, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Walden (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hunt chs gd.
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.
Waterloo Chateau (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Mid-division, reminders after 6th, pushed along and progressed into 2nd before 4 out, ridden along after 3 out, challenged after last and soon led, kept on well closing stages, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd beating Preswell Lad (11-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Fitzgutentyte (IRE) 6-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, dropped to 7th 4 out, ridden in 8th next, kept on under pressure in 5th 2 out, stayed on to 3rd run-in, no impression on leaders, 3rd of 9, 21l behind Prince Rudi (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116.
Oscar Pearl (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Led, clear halfway, reduced lead before 4 out, soon headed and weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by My Murphy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 3m beg chs sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Railway Storm (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Tpwards rear 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 29l behind On The Fringe (12-3) at Killarney 2m 6f hts chs.
Breffni Gael (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Raced in rear, ridden along after 6 out, moderate 9th approaching 2 out, and kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 9l behind Waterloo Chateau (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd.
Fennis Moll (IRE) 5-2fav (9-10) Always prominent, not fluent 1st and 2nd, on terms approaching straight, led from 3 out, flicked tail and drifted left to rail but stayed on well under pressure to assert run-in, comfortably, won at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 beating Ross Na Righ (11-9) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.
Fast Exit (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, slight mistake 4 out, 5th after next, no impression from before straight, kept on same pace in moderate 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Seaboru (10-6) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.
The Colleen Ban (IRE) 22-1 (9-12) Prominent throughout, no impression under pressure in 3rd when not fluent last, kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 15, 6l behind Knockanarrigan (11-5) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-102 gf.
Survival (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Prominent early, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 8l behind Preswell Lad (11-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 in Apr.
Molinero (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Led, not fluent 3rd, headed from 5th but remained close up, no extra from before straight, eased from before 2 out, 12th of 16, 42l behind Jansboy (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Oct.
Bend The Rules (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Prominent, led from 3rd, headed 3 out and ridden, weakened from next, behind entering straight and pulled up before last, in a race won by Easy Vic (10-2) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Mar, 16 ran.
Dark Vagabond (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, poor 6th 5 out, soon no danger, 5th of 8, 30l behind Aces And Kings (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Apr.
Offside Rule (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2 out, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 8l behind Preswell Lad (11-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 in Apr.
Hu Ha Jo (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Ww rr, 7th 1/2way, rdn to hold tch 5out, b mstk 3out whilst in rr, wknd 2out, eased & pu last, in a race won by Sebadee (12-2) at Tallanstown 3m ire ptp sft in Apr, 10 ran.
Swift Lady (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Disputed lead early, led from 3rd, soon clear, slightly reduced lead from before 7th, came back to field when slight mistake 5 out, joined 3 out, soon headed and no extra, 11th of 18, well behind Mallards In Flight (10-4) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-95.
Rock County (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Prominent, dropped to 5th before straight, soon no impression, 5th of 12, 24l behind Alf Wright (10-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd.
Right Strategy (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, mistake 4th, 7th 3 out, soon ridden and progress into 3rd briefly 2 out, dropped to moderate 4th before last, no extra, 4th of 9, 21l behind Forever Gold (10-7) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 sft.