Equity Swap, a dual winner on the Flat for Tommy Stack, has shown nothing in two starts over hurdles though both were on very heavy ground. Wandering Aengus looked progressive two years ago then had a very long break before returning. A recent run on the Flat will have sharpened him up while Zemario had some solid form on fast ground last summer and is another with a recent run on the level under his belt. Afterclass has run moderately on his two latest starts at Clonmel but winning point-to-pointer CUIL ROGUE put a couple of poor efforts behind him when runner-up in a huge field at Cork and that kind of form can see him home here. MIchael Hourigan's pair Holeinthewall Bar and Long House Saint are also respected in a tricky opener.
Equity Swap (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 5th 4 out, no extra next, weakened before straight, 8th of 17, well behind Go Darsi Go (11-1) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Wandering Aengus 25-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, ridden and no extra after 5 out, weakened, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Rightville Boy (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Jan, 16 ran.
Zemario (IRE) 10-11fav (11-9) Soon chased leaders, improved to challenge and on terms before 3 out, soon led and clear next, no extra and caught closing stages, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Fresh By Nature (10-8) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Well Tuned (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and no impression in moderate 8th after 4 out, kept on one pace and left 5th at last, 5th of 16, 35l behind The Mooch (11-12) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Afterclass (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Chased leader early, 4th halfway, 3rd 4 out, ridden in 4th before straight, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 17, 24l behind Go Darsi Go (11-1) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Cuil Rogue (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, moderate 2nd when not fluent 6th, not fluent 6 out, closed and led 4 out, strongly pressed from before last where headed, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 23, 6l behind Sonny B (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Go Sly Up (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened before straight, tailed off, 24th of 25, well behind Drumlee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no impression in moderate 7th approaching 4 out, 6th early straight and kept on one pace,, 6th of 16, 28l behind Trifolium (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs in Nov.
Illusion Of Time (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, hampered on bend at halfway, closer in 5th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 15, 26l behind Subtle Ben (10-13) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl.
Isle View (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, slight mistakes 1st and 4th, progress into close 4th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, 5th of 6, 20l behind Divine Rhapsody (10-12) at Down Royal 2m nov hcp hdl hvy in Feb.
Lo Siento (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Soon tracked leaders, not fluent 3 out, soon 3rd, 4th 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, went 3rd again close home, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Master Oscar (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn stks hvy in Mar.
Long House Saint (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, ridden in moderate 4th from 3 out, moderate 3rd approaching straight, no impression from before 2 out,, 7th of 16, 37l behind Chicago (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Max Discount (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, moderate 12th halfway, no danger from before 6 out and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Golden Plan (11-7) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Mar, 18 ran.
Top Man Tim (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division, mistake 4th and soon towards rear, ridden in moderate 10th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 5th of 17, 43l behind Noble Emperor (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Monroe's Live (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Soon tracked leader, on terms 5th, led 6th, hampered by loose horse before 6 out, soon headed, ridden in 4th after 3 out, soon no extra, 4th of 13, well behind Moonshine Lad (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Cousin Bill (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 23rd of 25, well behind O Maonlai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Lunch Master (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, no impression 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 17, well behind Noble Emperor (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Frankie Ballou (IRE) Norwich gelding out of One Up.