Plenty of runners but few with realistic chances. EDENE D'ARC won a bumper on her debut here last January and her three runs over hurdles suggest she's ready to lose her maiden tag. Twice narrowly beaten at Clonmel, the latest when attempting to concede Annie Odds 8lb, this trip on soft ground should enable her to get home. Winning point-to-pointer At The Acorn looks a big threat after a fine debut under Rules at Limerick in December when staying on over the minimum. He'll do better over further in time but soft ground will see his stamina come into play. Drop The Anchor won a Listowel bumper in September and has shown potential in two starts over timber while Pairc Na Ngael caught the eye at Naas last month and his trainer will find a race for him.
At The Acorn (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders on inner, took keen hold, 3rd 3 out, ridden in 4th next, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on close home, 3rd of 18, 2 1/4l behind Eclair De Beaufeu (11-7) at Limerick 2m mdn sft in Dec.
Drop The Anchor (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, moderate 6th halfway, no impression in 5th before 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 25, 21 3/4l behind Emily Moon (11-4) at Naas 2m mdn gd in Feb.
Explosive Boy (FR) No Risk At All gelding out of Ma Councha.
Muyam Spirit (FR) 50-1 (11-7) Waited with, jumped left 1st, not fluent 5th, no impression from after 4 out, kept on same pace, 17th of 24, 36 1/2l behind Buttons And Bows (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Nov.
Pairc Na Ngael (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, pushed along entering straight and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace to go 6th closing stages, 6th of 25, 15 3/4l behind Advantage Point (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn gd in Feb.
Stephenstown 66-1 (11-10) Raced in 12th early, headway from before straight, soon chased leaders and kept on same pace without threatening, 4th of 19, 14 3/4l behind Authorizo (10-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Yielding in Jan.
Touch Of Oscar (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, dropped to 10th halfway, 11th over 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, last of 11, 15 3/4l behind Embittered (11-9) at Punchestown 2m gd in Dec.
Working Capitol (IRE) Tobougg gelding out of Princess Marlan.
Edene D'Arc (FR) 5-2 (11-6) Soon close up in 2nd, slight mistake 2 out, soon challenged and every chance, dropped to 3rd 50yds out and kept on without matching front pair, impeded at line, 3rd of 18, 1 1/2l behind Annie Odds (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 3f mdn Good - Yielding in Feb.
Knockanora Lady (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Some slight mistakes, waited with, soon well off pace, slightly impeded approaching 5th, moderate 9th at 6th, kept on same pace from 3 out, 9th of 16, dist behind Retribution (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 3f mdn gd in Feb.
Rock Samphire (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, detached 4 out, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 25, dist behind Advantage Point (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn gd in Feb.
Try Dollys Sister (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Waited with, badly hampered and unseated rider approaching 5th, at Clonmel 2m 3f mdn gd in Feb.
Colenso 100-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division on outer, 8th on outer 3 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 31 3/4l behind Way Back Home (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn gd in Feb.
Flash De Clerval (FR) 33-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, moderate 7th next, fell at last, at Gowran Park 2m mdn Yielding in Feb.
Nero Rock (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, led briefly entering straight, pushed along and headed 2f out, ridden and soon no extra, weakened, 9th of 13, 28 1/4l behind Barnes Des Mottes (11-7) at Naas 2m gd in Feb.
Novel Character (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Mid-division, mistake and unseated rider at 6th, at Fairyhouse 2m mdn gd in Feb.
Seizieme 100-1 (10-11) Always behind, mistake 7th, never a factor, 19th of 20, dist behind Take Revenge (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn gd in Feb.
Sir Popple (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders early, short of room on rail after 1f and soon mid-division, rear of mid-division halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 16, 8 3/4l behind Cacique Royale (9-6) at Naas 1m 4f hcp gd in Sep.
Zoffalee (FR) 66-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, moderate 10th entering straight, kept on without threatening, never a factor, 8th of 20, 37l behind Star Max (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m mdn Yielding in Feb.
Arizona Flyer (IRE) Fame And Glory filly out of Mucho Macabi.
Dont Go Yet (IRE) Fruits Of Love gelding out of Limestream.
Each Way (FR) 66-1 (11-4) Waited with, raced in 21st early, one pace from 3 out, 18th of 23, dist behind All For Joy (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn gd in Feb.
Marshalled (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Serious Fun.