ARE YA RIGHT CHIEF has been called plenty of names in the past, most of them justified, but Ruby Walsh produced a masterclass to get him home in a maiden hurdle at Thurles last month and jumping fences may be the making of him. He faces a stiff test on his chasing bow but is given the vote over Page Turner. A maiden hurdle winner at Limerick, he's produced two very decent performances over fences and testing conditions will be in his favour. Castle Wings has more experience than most and has run in handicaps on his two latest starts so should be thereabouts but Toon River was very weary when falling in the Thyestes Chase here in January, though an earlier effort behind Cheltenham hope Aupcharlie suggests he'll be in the mix.
A Decent Excuse (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, good headway to go 3rd 3 out, soon ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened, 7th of 13, well behind Missie Ella (10-4) at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Are Ya Right Chief (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Mid-division, steady headway after halfway and went 3rd before 3 out, soon 2nd and headway to dispute after 2 out, ridden and headed briefly last, rallied under pressure run-in to lead closing stages, won at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb beating Davy From Milan (11-1) by hd, 17 ran.
Ballyadam Approach (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Prominent in chasing group, not fluent 5th, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, soon no extra, 8th of 10, 28l behind Dingaling (10-7) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf in Jun.
Castle Wings (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, led briefly before 6 out, led briefly before 3 out, ridden in 3rd before straight, no extra and kept on one pace, lost 3rd at last, 4th of 8, 13l behind Jolily (10-3) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-130 hvy in Feb.
Dosco's Dream (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Prominent in chasing group, closed 4 out, no impression straight, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 11, 7l behind For A Finish (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Leading The Life (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching 4 out, left a couple of places better over the last 2 fences, kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 13, 10l behind Caheronaun (11-5) at Thurles 3m beg chase sft in Feb.
Major Mongo (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Towards rear early, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Carry Each Other (11-12) at Thurles 2m 5f beg chase hvy in Feb, 16 ran.
Minella For Value (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 8th of 13, well behind Home Farm (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase sft in Feb.
Novarov (GER) 20-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 10th 2 out, no impression in 9th entering straight, 6th last, kept on same pace, 4th of 22, 13l behind Colbert Station (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy in Feb.
Ournativecity (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always behind, completely tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Savello (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy in Feb.
Page Turner (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Led, headed 5 out, disputed ead again 3 out, until headed entering straight, soon ridden and no impression on winner, kept on same pace from 2 out, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Savello (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy in Feb.
Raggletagglegypsy (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Mid-division, moderate 7th 3 out, no impression, tailed off, 6th of 13, well behind Savello (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy in Feb.
Toon River (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Prominent and led 8th, ridden and headed approaching straight, dropped to 6th when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Jadanli (10-7) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs hvy in Jan, 18 ran.
Kizzy O (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 8th approaching 4 out, soon no impression, 7th of 13, well behind Caheronaun (11-5) at Thurles 3m beg chase sft in Feb.
Key Account (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Lost a bit of ground at start, towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace approaching 4 out, 6th of 13, 45l behind Caheronaun (11-5) at Thurles 3m beg chase sft in Feb.
Love Rory (IRE) 3-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 6 out, no extra 4 out, 10th of 15, well behind Arabella Boy (12-0) at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) hvy in Feb.