Winning point-to-pointer Keep On Track has won a couple of times over regulation fences but never over anything as short as this. EL MONDO is inconsistent but keeps threatening to win a race and produced his best effort for some time at Naas last month behind today's rival Reality Dose. A strong gallop and testing ground are what the winner requires but a 7lb rise looks a bit harsh and he may not be up to confirming the form. Mark Me Up weakened quickly in that latter event but Take A Shot has won over hurdles and fences on this track and would have to be a threat if fit enough after a long break as he's reasonably treated.
Keep On Track (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Towards rear early, mid-division halfway, ridden in 8th after 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Too Late To Sell (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 1f in Jan, 19 ran.
El Mondo (FR) 10-1 (11-5) Held up, soon towards rear, not fluent 2nd, closer in 8th before straight, 5th before last, no impression and kept on same pace without threatening run-in, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Reality Dose (10-6) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-109 sft in Jan.
Castle Anshan (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Disputed lead early, chased leaders, 8th approaching 5 out, no extra from 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Witness Of Fashion (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 hvy, 18 ran.
Take A Shot (IRE) 5-1fav (10-1) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 6th and slightly hampered 4 out, left 5th, ridden before straight, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 17l behind Hidden Crack (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f sft in Mar.
Reality Dose (IRE) 13-2 (10-6) Soon mid-division, moderate 7th approaching 3rd, closer order before straight, went 3rd before last, led run-in and stayed on well, won at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-109 sft in Jan beating Heavenly Brook (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Hidden Present (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, 3rd when fell 4 out, in a race won by Refused A Name (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109) in Jan, 10 ran.
Mark Me Up 9-2 (10-11) Held up, soon towards rear, improved into 5th before straight, challenged and jumped left 2 out, 4th before last, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 9l behind Reality Dose (10-6) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-109 sft in Jan.
Robyn Rua (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Towards rear, hampered 5th, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Refused A Name (10-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Dec, 16 ran.
Popaflora 5-1 (9-12) Chased leader, left in lead 5th, headed at 8th and remained close up, carried left by loose horse 3 out, ridden next and soon no extra, weakened, 7th of 10, 43l behind Refused A Name (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109) in Jan.