RADHARC NA MARA concedes weight all round and spearheads a three-pronged Irish raid on the prize. He ran very well at Clonmel on heavy ground over two and a half miles on his penultimate outing and was still travelling nicely enough when coming to grief three out at Fairyhouse last time. This looks a rather weak contest featuring some out-of-form sorts and he can post a second chasing success. Fellow Irish raiders Inverglen and Chateau D'Eau are hard to split and the Crawford pair certainly deserve to be shortlisted but Royal Mackintosh looks the prime threat if able to reproduce his excellent second to Rolecarr at Kelso after an eight-month break. The veteran of the party is up 4lb for that effort but still looks feasibly treated.
Radharc Na Mara (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, close up 3 out, 6th and still well in touch when fell next, in a race won by In Great Form (10-12) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 sft, 14 ran.
Badger Foot (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, under pressure 15th, soon weakened, moderate 5th, 5th of 7, well behind Rolecarr (11-11) at Kelso 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Dec.
Boris The Blade 40-1 (11-5) Ridden to chase leaders after 2nd, mistake 8th, weakened next, tailed off, 9th of 16, well behind Thehillofuisneach (11-6) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Alexander Oats 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along 10th and soon in rear, headway before 3 out, challenged 3 out, weakened before last, 4th of 5, 42l behind Ockey De Neulliac (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f cnd hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Inverglen (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, slightly hampered 10th, bad mistake next, chasing leaders when a bit slow 4 out, soon no extra, pulled up after 2 out where not fluent, in a race won by Torremuelle (10-3) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy, 13 ran.
Chateau d'Eau (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before and mistake 14th, blundered 5 out, went poor 3rd before 3 out, no impression on leading pair, 3rd of 7, 27l behind Best Legend (11-0) at Catterick 3m 1f beg chase (5) gs.
Rossini's Dancer 11-2 (10-3) Held up towards rear, soon mid-division, pushed along after 5 out, never a factor, 5th of 10, 25l behind Everaard (10-0) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd.
Royal Mackintosh 10-1 (10-3) Led until 2 out, rallied last, stayed on under pressure closing stages, never reached winner, 2nd of 7, nk behind Rolecarr (11-11) at Kelso 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Dec.
Overlady 16-1 (10-8) Always prominent, led approaching 3 out, headed before last, faded, 6th of 12, 21l behind Morgan Be (11-12) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Seven Is Lucky (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Tracked leader, led before 4 out, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 32l behind Knockando (11-12) at Ayr 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.