Banna Man's best runs have been on good ground over timber and he was in excellent form in the autumn when conditions were similar to tonight's. Paddy Curry was having his twelfth start when easily landing a Gowran maiden in November but had very little chance at the weights at Naas on his only subsequent run and looks a few pounds high. Imperial Belle is another who may struggle from her mark as she is 10lbs higher than when landing a Wexford handicap last August. COTHROM NA FEINNE, who Des McDonogh trainers for Mrs Jim Bolger, hasn't had too much experience over hurdles but ran well for a long way behind Shinrock Paddy in a Punchestown maiden when last seen in October and makes his handicap debut from a fair mark.
Paddy Curry (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Led, headed before 5th, weakened before 3 out, 13th of 17, 29l behind Thousand Stars (10-1) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl gd in Oct.
Down The Dale (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, weakened 6 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Nuvelli (11-7) at Navan 2m 7f Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (4yo+) hvy in Mar, 16 ran.
Green Tobasco 20-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2 out, soon no extra, 14th of 20, 44l behind Dr Kildare (10-3) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug.
Imperial Belle (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway into 7th 3 out, close 5th on inner 2 out, no impression from last, 7th of 16, 9l behind Miss Pepperpot (10-13) at Wexford 2m Novice Handicap (4yo) gd in Mar.
Riverscape (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway in 8th approaching 2 out, ridden into 6th last, no extra run-in and kept on same pace, 7th of 25, 6l behind Ballochroy (10-7) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Mar.
Young Milly (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden in 13th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 10th of 25, 9l behind Ballochroy (10-7) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Mar.
Banna Man (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway to track leader 4 out, led next, headed approaching 2 out, no extra run-in and dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 16, 5l behind Vinnes Friend (11-3) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Oct.
Paddy The Ref (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 5th before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 3 out, 7th of 18, 18l behind Seldom Fed (10-13) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl gf in Sep.
Grapevine Lad (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division throughout, 13th of 25, 45l behind Benash (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl (6yo+) hvy in Apr.
Inquisitive Look 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders early, 9th halfway, no impression in 8th 3 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 30l behind Maid From Milan (11-7) at Tramore 2m 5yo mdn hdl gf in Apr.
Tryptronic (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, virtually pulled up close home, 11th of 17, 41l behind Steviemac (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 8Evens09 hvy in Dec.
Aerlite Rooler (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, moderate 9th 3 out, ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 9th of 13, 22l behind The Hoodoo Remains (11-2) at Tramore 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Apr.
Cothrom Na Feinne (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Soon mid-division, 6th for much, ridden in 5th before straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace without threatening, 4th of 8, 13l behind Shinrock Paddy (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Inch Rebel (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Prominent, 2nd halfway, no extra after 3 out and dropped to 6th at next, weakened, 10th of 16, 12l behind Miss Pepperpot (10-13) at Wexford 2m Novice Handicap (4yo) gd in Mar.
On The Loose (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Towards rear, some headway after halfway, closer in 9th after 3 out, no impression from next, 9th of 16, 11l behind Miss Pepperpot (10-13) at Wexford 2m Novice Handicap (4yo) gd in Mar.
Preswell Lad (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, tailed off, 22nd of 23, well behind Cloone Stream (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf in Jun.
Tony's Treasure (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, trailing from before 2 out, 24th of 25, well behind Grey Soldier (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Try Freedom (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, closer in 10th before 3 out, 7th after next, soon no danger and kept on, 5th of 13, 14l behind Quidem Meus (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl in Sep.
Fleeting Chance (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace approaching straight, 10th of 20, 26l behind Max Almighty (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (4yo+) sft in Mar.