Winning point-to-pointer Let's Celebrate fell over regulation fences at Punchestown before beating subsequent winner Never Complain over hurdles at Thurles. He's gone up 14lb and this is tougher. OSCARS BUSINESS is better known as a chaser these days and his close third to On His Own in the Thyestes Chase here could hardly have been better franked by the winner. He's very well handicapped on his return to hurdling and is handed the vote. Rightville Boy hasn't had much experience but is progressing nicely and only just failed to concede 8lb to Tipped Up Harry at Punchestown. Zekarya, a winner over fences here last month, ran well in a much better race here a fortnight ago and can revert to hurdles on a much lower mark so has to be a threat along with Noah Webster, who is having just his second start in a handicap over hurdles. Bishopslough has plenty of weight though he's shown himself to be useful in strong company after his maiden success.
Bishopslough (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, 8th 2 out, soon ridden, went 4th at last, kept on without threatening winner in 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Art Of Payroll (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft.
Leavethelighton (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress into 2nd 5 out, led before straight, ridden after 3 out, strongly pressed from last, kept on well, all out, won at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase hvy in Feb beating Followmeuptocarlow (11-12) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Let's Celebrate (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Chased leader in 2nd, led 3 out, slight mistake and headed 2 out, regained lead entering straight, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb beating Never Complain (11-4) by 3l, 11 ran.
Noah Webster (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Slow and jumped right 1st, chased leader in 2nd, left in lead 4 out, headed 2 out, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 5th last, kept on run-in, just held for 3rd, 4th of 10, 5l behind Sea Light (10-10) at Leopardstown 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Best Value (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, last of 12, well behind Courtncatcher (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Oct.
Oscars Business (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th entering straight, 2nd and hampered 2 out, under pressure in 4th last, kept on same pace run-in to 3rd close home, 3rd of 18, 8l behind On His Own (11-6) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs in Jan.
Miradane 20-1 (11-6) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 15, well behind Annie Other (11-3) at Wexford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gf in Jun.
Claire Pet (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, jumped right and not fluent 5th, challenged in 2nd straight, gained narrow lead 2 out, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb beating Corporate Box (10-11) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Rightville Boy (IRE) 9-4fav (11-9) Led, jumped left, slight mistake 7th, mistake 4 out and slight mistake 3 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra in 2nd run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Feb.
Triumphant (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, progress into 4th 3 out, ridden 2 out, no extra in 5th last, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 7l behind Chancol (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Last Time D'albain (FR) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, bad mistake 2nd and dropped to rear, some progress from 3 out, ridden in 7th next, no impression, 10th of 12, 33l behind Pass The Hat (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m 5f Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft.
Playing (FR) 5-2 (10-12) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 2 out, stayed on to challenge before last, no extra in 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Feb.
Sort It Out (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden into 8th 2 out, no impression in 6th before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 14l behind Kylestyle (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Speed Dial 25-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 13th of 17, 27l behind Sammy Black (10-0) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140.
Zekarya (FR) 7-1 (10-9) Towards rear, a little slow at 5th, closer order to chase leaders approaching 4 out, moderate 6th approaching straight, soon no impression, 4th of 10, 24l behind Instant Impacked (9-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft.