Day Dream Boy is a little old to be starting a career over fences but arrives in good form having won twice recently over hurdles. Hop In looked certain to win soon after a promising chasing debut at Thurles but never looked happy at Clonmel last month and finished well beaten. Winning point-to-pointer Ring Ben has shown promise over fences and should be ready to strike soon. HIGHBROW BLUE scored between the flags at year ago and has run into some very useful novices over timber. He hasn't been disgraced and should be even better over fences so is given the nod. Killtilane Rose ran well enough in her first two starts over fences to be sent into Grade 2 company but she never showed and has since been well beaten at Gowran.
Balynaclash Warior (IRE) 17-2 (11-10) Held up, mainly last, pushed along in 4th before 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 29l behind Carriganog (11-6) at Wexford 2m nh nov hdl sft in Oct.
Bottle Rattler (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leader in 3rd, lost place and weakened after 6th, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Courtncatcher (10-12) at Naas 2m 4f in Oct, 14 ran.
Cango (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Mid-division, progress into 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 17, well behind De Chissler (11-1) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Charger 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Lough Roe Lady (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy.
Corr Point (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd and led 4 out, strongly pressed and headed 2 out, no extra approaching last, 6th of 17, 8l behind Mireya (10-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Day Dream Boy (IRE) 9-2fav (11-5) Mid-division, progress into 5th 4 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 16l behind Express Du Berlais (10-8) at Down Royal 3m hcp hdl in Mar.
Highbrow Blue (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Led, joined 5th, headed 6th, led again 6 out, ridden approaching straight, soon headed and no impression in 2nd, 2nd of 13, 9l behind Moonshine Lad (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Hop In (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Prominent, hampered 2nd, 3rd approaching straight, no extra from before 2 out, 9th of 14, 33l behind Kandinski (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase in Mar.
Line View (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 6th 5 out, ridden and no impression next, kept on one pace straight, 4th of 15, 31l behind Ballysteen (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase sft in Mar.
Monelissio (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, ridden 6 out, soon weakened, completely tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Knock Beauty (10-5) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Mar.
Ring Ben (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 5th 3 out, 4th last, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 17l behind Some Tikket (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase in Jan.
Spot Fine 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, 3rd 3 out, pushed along and 6th when mistake next, no extra, 9th of 20, well behind Upstager (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Supreme Milan (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear, fell 1st, in a race won by Lough Roe Lady (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy, 14 ran.
Vicsaflia (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, no impression from 5 out, behind straight, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Mozoltov (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs hvy in Mar.
Killtilane Rose (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Chased leader in mid-division, mistake 5th, detached in 9th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 42l behind Kates Benefit (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mrs beg chs hvy in Mar.