Faranadooney has only run twice over hurdles, beating three rivals at Listowel last summer, but is fit from a couple of recent runs on the Flat. Edmundo went to Thurles a couple of weeks ago with what looked a winning chance after an earlier victory at Navan but couldn't quite cope with Thepartysover and has gone up another 4lb. Peace In The West was beaten a long way over 2m7f at Fairyhouse after a much better run over this trip there earlier. COURT JESTER created a shock when beating Miranour over the minimum trip here and as there's no real doubt about him staying the extra half-mile he's given the nod to complete a double.
Faranadooney (USA) 3-1 (11-12) Waited with behind leaders, 3rd before straight, 2nd and challenged from before 2 out, soon led, stayed on well run-in, won at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jun beating See It As It Is (11-5) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Moymore Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Prominent, improved to dispute lead 2 out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 14l behind Rainforest Magic (11-10) at Galway 2m 2f am hcp hdl 88-109 gd in Jul '11.
Peace In The West (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Soon tracked leaders, mistake 5 out and lost place, 5th approaching 3 out, moderate 4th and no extra into straight, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, well behind Maccas Lad (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Feb.
Duroob 16-1 (10-12) Prominent, led 7 out, joined next, headed before 5 out, no impression from before next, 7th of 13, 12l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
Edmundo (IRE) 6-4fav (10-7) Chased leaders, closer in 5th approaching 5 out, ridden in 4th into straight, 3rd between last 2, stayed on well run-in without reaching winner, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Thepartysover (11-5) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Feb.
Takemeandbreakme (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, no extra in 3rd 2 out, 4th entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 28l behind Kashline (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Tyrone Tiger (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Always rear, ridden and no extra entering straight, last of 10, 47l behind Torn Asunder (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Grange Boy (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, no impression after 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Mixologist (11-2) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb.
Bennative (IRE) 18-1 (10-13) Led, headed approaching 3 out, soon left in lead, hit 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Drumbaloo (11-2) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar '11.
Court Jester (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Settled in rear, good headway approaching straight and went 2nd before 3 out, led after 2 out and kept on well run-in, won at Down Royal 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec beating Miranour (10-11) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Wells China (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Refused to race, in a race won by Whiskey And Rye (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb, 15 ran.
Snowell (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden and no extra before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 11l behind Day Dream Boy (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Shanroe Secret (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened before 4 out, 4th of 5, 49l behind Dreams Of Milan (11-10) at Ayr 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Chinook Run (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Soon led and clear, reduced lead halfway, tended to jump left after, headed from 4 out and weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Sir Ector (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Aug, 20 ran.
Garlough (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Well off pace towards rear, headway to chase leaders from 4 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from after 2 out, 7th of 11, 18l behind Spring Wine (9-12) at Tramore 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan '12.
Indubitably 7-1 (10-4) In rear, some headway from 5 out but still a lot to do, went moderate 5th early straight, soon moderate 3rd, went 2nd after last and kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Western Man (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Feb.
Baraka Boy (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Soon chased leaders, prominent from halfway, ridden in 2nd before straight, no extra entering straight, weakened and tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Backinthere (11-11) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109.