Winning bumper Star Counsel will undoubtedly improve for her run at Punchestown and her allowance will help while Captain Von Trappe, a winner between the flags, will have come on for his hurdling debut on the same track. Flight Plan didn't relish the tacky ground there last time and his bumper victory came on good going so this can go to GOLDEN BOOT. He finished runner-up to the useful Sub Lieutenant at Fairyhouse and has tackled better company since including a Grade 1 on this track last time where not surprisingly he was outclassed. Voisey's Bay looks best of the remainder after a fair opening run at Thurles.
Captain Von Trappe (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Raced in 3rd early, on terms 3rd, close 3rd 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, no extra, 7th of 15, 29l behind On Impulse (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
Cornahilt Joe (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, disputed after 3f, lead approaching halfway, ridden 4f out, headed over 2f out, weakened, 9th of 11, 50l behind Noble Emperor (11-7) at Navan 2m NH flat sft in Mar '14.
Golden Boot (IRE) 100-1 (11-10) Always behind, trailing and ridden from 4 out, no impression, last of 7, well behind Mckinley (11-7) at Naas 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Jan.
Mist One (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Disputed lead early, 3rd from 3rd, not fluent 4th, slight mistake 5th, losing place and not fluent 6th, no impression when not fluent 3 out, no extra, 10th of 19, 45l behind Wildebeest (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Voisey's Bay (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, progress into moderate 7th 4 out, ridden in 4th and no impression before straight, kept on one pace to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 15, 24l behind Goulane Chosen (11-1) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Feb.
Wonderful Present (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Mid div, prog to 4th 1/2way, rdn appr str, no ch with wnr in mod 4th when b mstk last & lst pl, wknd, 6th of 13, 12l behind Bold Bachelor (12-2) at Grennan 3m ire ptp in Nov.
Champione (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up, 10th after 3rd and pushed along briefly, no extra and eased approaching 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind After Aspen (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl in Feb.
Flight Plan (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 1st, ridden from 9th on outer, no impression from before 2 out,, 5th of 12, 29l behind Oscar Knight (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl in Feb.
Niamh Machine (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up, some headway from before straight, soon no impression, 9th 2 out, one pace, 8th of 19, 31l behind Wildebeest (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Star Counsel (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) In rear, 7th before 8th where mistake, no impression from before 3 out where not fluent,, 7th of 8, 35l behind Rock On The Moor (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl in Feb.