Duc De Savoie started a short-priced favourite when only fourth on his hurdling debut at Cork in January but will have been sharpened up for this and looks certain to be in the firing-line. Stablemate NATURAL HIGH, a winner on the Flat at Limerick last month, was fancied for a strong handicap on the level here earlier in the week but could only finish mid-division. A winning bumper, he looks the type for hurdling and can make a successful start. Winning point-to-pointer Carbon Credit has been going well over timber but over much further and it's a surprise to see him dropping back to the minimum. Super Collider hasn't shown too much so far for Shark Hanlon but produced a better effort at Roscommon last time and is likely to improve again.
Arderin (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th 3 out, no extra and eased from next, 10th of 15, 30l behind Seader (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gs.
Cloneyhurke Boy (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Never a factor, 15th of 23, well behind Sligo (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gf.
Dowd's Angle (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Soon towards rear, no extra from before 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Khayar (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 5yo mdn hdl gd.
Flemingstown (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 9th of 11, well behind Galileo's Choice (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gd.
Great Alex (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 11th halfway, ridden to go 7th entering straight, went 3rd under pressure when fell last, in a race won by First Impressions (10-11) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Mar, 25 ran.
Imperial Joey (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 8th approaching 3 out, ridden into 6th after 2 out, soon no impression, moderate 5th and kept on same pace from last, 5th of 15, 18l behind Seader (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gs.
Natural High (IRE) 2-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 8th 6f out, smooth headway into 2nd under 3f out, led entering straight, ridden clear when swerved badly left inside final furlong, ran on again, comfortably, won at Galway 2m N H flat in Aug '09 beating Apt Manor (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 20 ran.
Northern Champ (IRE) 150-1 (8-10) Pushed along towards rear, weakened halfway, tailed off, last of 11, 20l behind Lend A Grand (8-13) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Nov (flat).
Taken Twice (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Mid-division, closer in 5th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 12l behind Ahyaknowyerself (11-9) at Wexford 2m 2f N H flat gd.
The Two Jays (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression 4 out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 23, 27l behind Sixteen Forty Two (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Mid-division, 8th approaching straight, no extra from before 2 out, 12th of 16, well behind Sizing Symphony (11-4) at Killarney 2m 4f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gd.
Fastnowfast (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, kept on same pace under pressure straight, 10th of 16, 18l behind Hollymount King (8-7) at Gowran Park 1m app hcp 47-60 gf (flat).
Montego Breeze 25-1 (8-9) Led until over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 6, 15l behind Amary (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jan (flat).
Franziskaner (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Towards rear for most on slow pace, no impression approaching 2 out, 11th of 14, 32l behind Miss Accurate (10-13) at Sligo 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.
Premier Steel (IRE) 150-1 (10-7) Towards rear, well off pace in last approaching straight, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 33l behind Raggletagglegypsy (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f nh nov hdl gd.
Super Collider 33-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 11th early, kept on without threatening from before straight, 4th of 18, 21l behind Carlingford Lough (11-4) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd.
Zulu Principle 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, dropped to moderate 7th and mistake 4 out, no impression, 9th of 10, 45l behind Devils Bit (11-4) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo hdl gf in Jun.
Serious Fun (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Towards rear for most, no impression approaching 2 out, 9th of 16, 22l behind Some Say (10-13) at Sligo 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Ciaraclassic (IRE) Flemensfirth filly out of Dafourj's.
Duc De Savoie (USA) Evensfav (11-12) Led, mistake 2nd, joined approaching straight, headed 2 out, soon ridden and no extra in 4th at last, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 9l behind Instant Pur (10-0) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Brookeville Lady (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always behind, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Glibin (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mrs N H flat gd.
Law Rebel (IRE) 10-3 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden into 2nd 2f out, wide into straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Cairdin (12-0) at Galway 2m 2f N H flat gd.
Carbon Credit (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 3 out, no extra in 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 10l behind Bingo Lady (10-13) at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gf.