Inis Meain hasn't so far replicated his progress on the Flat but remains well handicapped though he'll need to jump better. Summer Star has gone up 10lb for his recent victory here where he appeared to need every yard of the 2m2f trip. Balnaslow has won a point-to-point, a bumper and a maiden hurdle but was well beaten in a Listed contest when last seen in December and this is no easy task on his handicap debut. Formidableopponent was very progressive when last seen at the backend of 2011 and would be a threat to all if ready for this. ST DEVOTE was reappearing after more than a year off when a close fourth behind Tennis Cap here last month. He travelled strongly until fading close home that day so looks the one to be on here. Matsukaze has had very little experience but has more to offer and can snatch a place.
King Of Queens (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Reluctant to line-up, mid-division, ridden and no impression from 2 out, 10th of 28, 13l behind Abbey Lane (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan.
Formidableopponent (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden entering straight, no extra in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 8l behind Cash And Go (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) in Dec '11.
Balnaslow (IRE) 11-8fav (11-9) In touch, 2nd from 3rd, 3rd 3 out, close up when mistake and pecked 2 out, soon ridden and no response, 4th of 5, 15l behind Too Scoops (11-9) at Punchestown 2m lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.
Citizenship 25-1 (10-2) Mid-division, headway from 3 out, 2nd next, ridden to lead before last, slight mistake and soon headed, weakened run-in, 8th of 28, 12l behind Abbey Lane (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan.
Captain Arceus (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, no impression from 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Rule The World (11-3) at Naas 2m 4f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) in Jan, 5 ran.
St Devote (FR) 20-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden approaching straight and no impression on winner in 2nd before last, no extra and dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 24, 5l behind Tennis Cap (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
Inis Meain (USA) 4-1fav (10-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden approaching straight and no impression on winner well before last, no extra and weakened run-in, 8th of 24, 9l behind Tennis Cap (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 5th 3 out, soon ridden, went 2nd and no impression on winner after 2 out, no extra in 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Mallowney (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp hdl in Feb.
Sportsmaster (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always rear, 21st of 24, 28l behind Tennis Cap (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
Matsukaze (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, closer when not fluent 2 out, went 6th but no impression on winner when slight mistake last, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 12l behind Tennis Cap (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp hdl hvy in Jan.
Sizing Machine (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Led, headed after 1st, disputed lead 3 out, soon led, bad mistake and headed 2 out, soon no extra, 4th of 14, 3l behind Dara Tango (11-12) at Clonmel 2m nh nov hdl gf in Sep.
Back To Balloo (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 24, 9l behind Tennis Cap (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
Benny's Fagartha (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Mid-division, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Shariyan (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan, 26 ran.
Enchanted Forest (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, soon ridden, ridden in 3rd 2 out, kept on without threatening winner run-in, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Mallowney (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp hdl in Feb.
Flying Light (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 12th of 28, 26l behind Abbey Lane (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan.
Gentleman Duke (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Mid-division on inner, no impression from 3 out, 15th of 28, 37l behind Abbey Lane (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan.
First Impressions (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, weakened from 3 out, 20th of 28, well behind Abbey Lane (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan.
Summer Star (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, 14th on outer 2 out, good headway approaching last where went 4th, stayed on well run-in to lead closing stages, won at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Feb beating Norah Starr (9-11) by 1 1/4l, 17 ran.