Tawaagg, C'Est Ca and Tarkari occupied the three minor places behind Puyol in the MCR Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown in January. Willie Mullins sent all three to Cheltenham but the former and latter ran badly in the County Hurdle and C'Est Ca fell at the first in the Martin Pipe Conditionals. Tarkari, Jigalo and Colleoni finished 1-2-3 in a similar handicap at Leopardstown in February and the revised weights suggest Jessie Harrington's charge, who is still a maiden despite dead-heating and later disqualified at Thurles in January, can come out on top this time. MOLVILLE was conceding 18lbs to Jigalo when beating him comfortably at Leopardstown in February and Martin Brassil's improving five-year-old looks capable defying a 9lbs hike in the weights.
Beau Michael 10-1 (11-7) Chased leader in 2nd, dropped to 5th and weakened approaching straight, eased from 3 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Footy Facts (10-13) at Cork 2m 4f hdl in Mar.
Moville (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, close 7th 2 out, ridden before last, led last, kept on well run-in, won at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 hvy in Feb beating Jigalo (10-3) by 2 1/2l, 18 ran.
Realt Dubh (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Prominent, ridden 3 out, soon beaten, weakened before next, 7th of 14, 26l behind Mikael D'Haguenet (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl G1 (1) gs in Mar '09.
Tawaagg 12-1 (10-13) Mid-division, outpaced 2 out, soon weakened, 24th of 28, 39l behind Thousand Stars (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.
C'est Ca 11-1 (11-4) Behind when fell 1st, in a race won by Pause And Clause (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) sft in Mar, 24 ran.
Sky Hall (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 8th before straight, no impression from 2 out, 10th of 18, 28l behind River Liane (11-11) at Naas 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
Kandari (FR) 8-1 (10-9) Towards rear, some progress on outer approaching 2 out, kept on same pace straight, 10th of 20, 8l behind Tarkari (10-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
Tarkari (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Behind, outpaced approaching 2 out, stayed on into mid-division soon after, never near leaders, 11th of 28, 17l behind Thousand Stars (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Un Hinged (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway in 7th 2 out, ridden into 6th last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 8l behind Slievecorragh (11-6) at Naas 2m hdl in Mar.
Jigalo (IRE) 9-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, close 3rd travelling well 2 out, led briefly approaching last, 2nd run-in, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 20, 1l behind Tarkari (10-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
Colleoni (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Mid-division, 10th halfway, 9th approaching 2 out, progress straight, 5th last, ran on under pressure, 3rd of 20, 1 1/4l behind Tarkari (10-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
Sivota (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened from 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Rubi Light (11-2) at Limerick 2m 3f hdl hvy in Dec.
New Phase (IRE) 13-8 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd 4 out, close 4th 3 out, improved to challenge 2 out, soon led, clear before last where mistake, ridden and kept on well run-in, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft in Feb beating Awkward Moment (11-3) by 3l, 6 ran.