Stonemaster is a very useful hurdler at his best and has reverted to the smaller obstacles after a less than successful spell over fences. He could go well here with Mark Enright's claim a big bonus. Barry Geraghty gets on well with The Bull Hayes so it's not surprising he is on board that one rather than his progressive stablemate Jenari, whose second to Lyreen Legend at Navan has been boosted by the subsequent exploits of the winner. AP McCoy gave The Way We Were a superb ride when landing a C&D maiden last time but this is a much stiffer task while the assessor hit That'Ll Do Me with a 13lb rise after he scored at Punchestown and he couldn't cope in his follow up attempt. CONCRETE AND CLAY looked on good terms with himself when scoring at Gowran in January and was staying on from a long way off the pace when a close fifth here last month. He can take this with a strong gallop likely.
Stonemaster (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Waited with, 7th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 22l behind Mourad (11-8) at Navan 2m 5f hdl G2 (1) in Feb.
The Bull Hayes (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, slightly impeded 3 out, soon dropped last of the 6, moderate 4th and kept on same pace from before straight, 4th of 6, 13l behind The Real Article (11-4) at Tipperary 2m hdl G2 (1) sft in Oct.
Jenari (IRE) 8-13fav (11-7) Chased leaders in 3rd, 2nd 4 out, challenged 2 out, ridden and no impression leader before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Lyreen Legend (11-7) at Navan 2m nov hdl hvy in Dec.
Canaly (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, no extra after 3 out, weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Dul Ar An Ol (10-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 gs in Feb, 20 ran.
Devils Bit (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, fell 4th, in a race won by Staying Article (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl sft in Dec, 15 ran.
The Way We Were (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed out to lead early straight, ridden and kept on well closing stages, won at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl in Dec beating Aupcharlie (11-12) by 1l, 8 ran.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 8-11fav (11-12) Prominent, closer in 2nd 3 out, ridden before straight, soon no impression, dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 12, 12l behind Inis Meain (11-4) at Thurles 2m 5yo mdn hdl in Feb.
That'll Do Me (IRE) 13-8fav (11-2) Tracked leaders on outer in 4th, ridden and no extra entering straight, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Dooney Rock (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hdl in Jan.
Cothrom Na Feinne (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Soon led, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra and weakened entering straight, 19th of 30, 25l behind Citizenship (10-3) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 in Jan.
Knockcroghery (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra approaching 2 out, 9th of 14, 17l behind Dare To Doubt (11-7) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Nov.
Carrigmartin (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, progress approaching 2 out, moderate 3rd approaching straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 7th of 20, 26l behind Another Ambition (10-5) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs gd in Jul.
Concrete And Clay 7-1 (10-2) Towards rear, some headway on outer early straight, 10th before last, kept on under pressure run-in without reaching leaders, 5th of 20, 2 1/4l behind Dul Ar An Ol (10-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 gs in Feb.
Rayhani (USA) 18-1 (11-2) Led, joined 3 out and dropped to 3rd before next, no extra entering straight, weakened, 7th of 9, 16l behind Quiscover Fontaine (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m hdl gd in Dec.
Steel Park (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 11th of 30, 12l behind Citizenship (10-3) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 in Jan.
Benny's Fagartha (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Led, headed after 4 out, 3rd before straight, soon no extra, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Ceol Rua (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mares Listed nov hdl (1) sft in Jan.