Fastey landed a hunter chase at Tramore last month but that was only his second success in 47 starts between the flags and under Rules. Karinga Queen has fared even worse as she's still a maiden after 22 starts though Paul Carberry should get the best out of her as she's dropped to a very lowly mark. Winning hurdler Playboy Luke has shown nothing over fences so far while winning point-to-pointer Maple Valley Gale has done little over the bigger obstacles. STROLLING HOME's only success over fences came over today's C&D and though that was on fast ground he's done reasonably well on an easier surface and can defy his big weight here.
Strolling Home (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 8th approaching 4 out, fell next, in a race won by Barel Of Laughs (11-9) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 gd in Oct, 18 ran.
Playboy Luke (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, 10th 5 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 29l behind Liberty Counsel (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd.
Fastey (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Led and disputed, in front 2 out and pressed, stayed on well under pressure, won at Tramore 2m 6f hts chs in Apr beating Annacarton (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Ce Mhead (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Prominent, keen hold, slight mistake 7th, 6th 5 out, dropped to moderate 9th and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 8th of 15, 24l behind Coolharbour Breeze (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 in Apr.
Karinga Queen (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division, some headway approaching 3 out, moderate 6th next, kept on one pace without troubling leaders, 5th of 12, 25l behind Amber Knight (9-7) at Down Royal 3m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Feb.
Fort View Wings (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) In tch to 3out, not qckn with front pair 2out, ko onepce, 4th of 8, well behind Mister Philson (12-0) at Largy 3m ire ptp sft in Apr.
High Talk (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 15, well behind Call Box (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 in Mar.
Harbour Hall (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 15, 19l behind Sir Loujay (10-13) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Mar.
Maple Valley Gale (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, headway 5th, ridden after 11th, hit 14th, weakened after 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 11, 44l behind Treehouse (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Apr.
Time To Present (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Chased leader, 9th halfway, no extra from 5 out, weakened, 16th of 24, well behind Uncle Junior (12-7) at Punchestown 4m 1f crs cntry chs (5yo+) hvy in Apr.
Drumlister (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, 44l behind Beckwith Star (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase hvy in Jan.
Avralan (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Towards rear for most, no danger approaching 5 out, kept on same pace, tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Definite Class (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mrs beg chs gd.
Flamenco Prince 33-1 (11-4) Led, headed after 4 out, soon ridden and no extra in 7th 2 out, kept on one pace under pressure run-in, 5th of 9, 28l behind Leighinmohr (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn stks in Mar.
Vardas Supreme (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Soon mid-division, 8th at 8th, no extra 3 out, 11th of 15, 40l behind Coolharbour Breeze (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 in Apr.