DEDIGOUT won a Grade 3 at Naas in March and chased home Realt Mor in a Grade 1 at Fairyhouse three weeks later. He fell in the Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown but this should prove well within his capabilities. Rathlin has been alternating between hurdles and fences and been in good form, especially over the smaller obstacles, though he has a penalty to carry for a Grade 2 victory over a year ago. Treacle was trained for a second crack at the Grand National but didn't get far while blinkers are tried on Noble Prince for the first time on his 40th start.
Rathlin 25-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead before last, headed and kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 22, 1/2l behind The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
Dedigout (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, fell 5th, in a race won by Mount Benbulben (11-10) at Punchestown 3m 1f nov chs G1 (1) sft in Apr, 8 ran.
Noble Prince (GER) 40-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, off pace from halfway, no impression in moderate 4th from 4 out, 4th of 5, 44l behind Sprinter Sacre (11-12) at Punchestown 2m chs G1 (1) sft in Apr.
Ordinary Man (IRE) 22-1 (11-3) Towards rear early, mid-division in 10th halfway, dropped towards rear again 4 out, no extra, 11th of 14, 19l behind Gold Bullet (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 gd in Apr.
Supreme Doc (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead and dispute before 7 out, mistake 4 out, slight peck 3 out, ridden and challenged 2 out, headed before last, under pressure in 2nd when fell last, in a race won by Klepht (10-1) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs sft in Apr, 14 ran.
Treacle (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Mid-division when mistake and unseated rider 8th (canal turn), in a race won by Auroras Encore (10-3) at Aintree 4m 3f Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (7yo+) (1) gs in Apr, 40 ran.