Count Salazar is useful in this sort of grade and reverts from chasing where he's on a 26lb higher mark. He probably needs further while the handicapper looks to have hold of Luke's Benefit. Sir Harry Cash has had 26 starts without winning but has come close on occasions including when runner-up to Getoutwhenyoucan at Naas in January. The winner has completed a hat-trick so the form looks useful. WESTERNERS SON beat Getoutwhenyoucan at Punchestown on New Year's Eve then gave him a race at Thurles a month later. He needs to bounce back from a fall last month but is taken to do so with his rider's claim a bonus. The Conker Club returned to form with a fine effort behind the well handicapped Snowell at Thurles and a similar effort would put her in the picture. Rafi De Triana is running well but now 13lb higher than his winning mark at Cork a year ago.
Count Salazar (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, closer order when not fluent 3 out, led last, strongly pressed straight, stayed on best closing stages, won at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs hvy in Oct beating Goonyella (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Luke's Benefit (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 5th 5 out, ridden in 7th 3 out, no impression before 2 out, 6th of 9, 43l behind The Way We Were (10-10) at Naas 2m hcp chs in Feb.
Money Spider (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, ridden and no extra early straight, 10th of 15, 22l behind Never Enough Time (10-11) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 in Feb.
Sir Harry Cash 9-1 (11-9) Mid-division, progress into close 5th 4 out, went 2nd entering straight, ridden after 2 out, no impression on winner from last, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Getoutwhenyoucan (10-10) at Naas 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) sft in Jan.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden along 4 out, weakened from next, 9th of 10, well behind Beluckyagain (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Dooney Rock (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Towards rear, pushed along 5 out, improved into moderate 5th and switched right before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 15l behind Tooreen (10-10) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109.
Kilmainham (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division and 9th halfway, some progress into 5th 3 out, ridden in 4th before last and no impression run-in, 4th of 14, 6l behind Court Jester (10-8) at Navan 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) hvy in Feb.
Mount Gunnery 12-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders on outside, not fluent, stumbled and hampered 1st, not fluent 3rd or when losing place 5th (water), mistake 7th, well beaten 9th, 7th of 11, 16l behind Oyster Shell (10-13) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Westerners Son (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 7th halfway, fell 4 out, in a race won by Court Jester (10-8) at Navan 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) hvy in Feb, 14 ran.
Deano (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, completely tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Rightville Boy (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Jan.
Jack Absolute (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, ridden halfway, weakened 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Make A Track (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec, 16 ran.
Makethedifference (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, mistake 1st, 6th halfway, 5th at 4th, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra before last, 8th of 11, 16l behind Let's Celebrate (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Rafi De Triana (FR) 9-2 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, progress early straight and led after 3 out, challenged last and soon headed, ridden and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Court Jester (10-8) at Navan 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) hvy in Feb.
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3rd, under pressure halfway, weakened quickly 3 out and soon pulled up, in a race won by Tidy Zag (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Luddsdenene (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Held up, 6th halfway, progress into 5th 2 out, ridden into 2nd entering straight, no extra in 4th last, kept on one pace run-in, 6th of 8, 12l behind Snowell (10-11) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Feb.
Give Me A Break (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 9th 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 11th of 25, 22l behind Drumlee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
The Conker Club (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th 3 out, improved into 2nd before last, pressed winner and ridden run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Snowell (10-11) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Feb.
Truly Delightful (IRE) 40-1 (9-12) Prominent early, soon chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight, no extra in 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 14l behind Sea Beat (10-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Imperial Joey (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) 8th of 9, well behind More Madness (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs sft in Oct.
On My Own (IRE) 28-1 (10-3) Mid-division early, mistake 5th and soon towards rear, ridden 3 out, kept on to moderate 6th 2 out, soon no impression, 6th of 13, 35l behind Hazariban (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb.
Close One (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th early, dropped to 11th before straight, no extra, 12th of 18, 30l behind Bonzo Bing (11-1) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl.