This will take very little winning and ASITSOHAPPENS looks the one to be on. He was beaten a long way when runner-up to Sarabad at Clonmel but kept going well and won't meet anything of the winner's calibre here. Marlbrook looks the main threat as he was an impressive winner between the flags at Nenagh in January and will be happy on the testing ground. All Day Long, in the same ownership at Marlbrook, should have come on for his bumper run at Fairyhouse in December while the filly Lady Geronimo showed a bit of promise on the Flat and on her hurdling debut at Tramore last August.
All Day Long (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 6th 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, 7th of 17, 14l behind Outlander (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec.
Asitsohappens (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 2nd 4 out, ridden and dropped to 3rd after next, soon no impression on leaders in 3rd, left moderate 2nd 2 out, kept on one paced from last, 2nd of 18, 29l behind Sarabad (11-3) at Clonmel 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) hvy in Feb.
Bold Revenge (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) In rear, no impression from 4 out, kept on one paced from 2 out, 10th of 19, well behind Mad Brian (11-5) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft.
Butchers'boy (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Mariaetta.
Churchonthehill (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, weakened before straight, completely tailed off, 16th of 18, well behind Kilmainham (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Long House Island (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, some late headway straight, never a danger, 6th of 22, well behind Un De Sceaux (11-11) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Marlbrook (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Alw pr, ld 6th, went clr from 3out, quickened well from last, easily, won at Nenagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan beating Rockdown (12-0) by 4l, 11 ran.
The Bluebell Boy (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, dropped to last halfway, struggling from 7f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Fade In (11-0) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Dec.
Ballyhug (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, last of 18, well behind Landenstown Lady (10-11) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Lancing 9-1 (9-2) 98th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Kesampour (9-2) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct '11 (flat).
Quick Jack (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, ridden in 3rd approaching straight and soon no impression, weakened, 11th of 13, 11l behind Hes Our Music (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Dec (flat).
Lady Geronimo (IRE) 7-2 (10-5) Waited with, 5th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 17l behind Mr Lando (10-12) at Tramore 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Aug.