Another small field in which DAYS HOTEL can complete a quartet of Grade 2 victories. Henry De Bromhead's classy chaser has been beaten just once in his last five starts, when tackling a longer trip at Thurles in January, and his comfortable defeat of Realt Dubh at Naas the following month looks good enough for this. Bob Lingo beat Foildubh 3l over this track and trip a year ago but the positions were reversed over a longer trip at Punchestown a few weeks later. The pair are evenly matched but may not trouble the selection while Lead Kindly Light has a lot to do at these weights.
Days Hotel (IRE) 5-4fav (11-10) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 2 out, joined at last, left clear on landing, kept on run-in, won at Naas 2m chs Grd 2 (1) in Feb beating Realt Dubh (11-12) by 6l, 4 ran.
Bob Lingo (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Led early, soon headed and tracked leader in 2nd, slight mistake 12th, dropped to rear before 4 out and ridden 3 out, kept on one pace without threatening, 4th of 5, 13l behind Treacle (11-0) at Down Royal 3m 2f chs hvy in Mar.
Foildubh (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Raced wide for most, tracked leaders, led into straight, pressed from 3 out, headed approaching last, kept on run-in without matching winner, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Chicago Grey (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f chs G2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 5-2fav (11-6) Waited with in mid-division, ridden in 6th approaching straight, 5th between last 2 and no impression, kept on same pace without threatening, 3rd of 14, 17l behind Wing It Lady (10-8) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar.