WHISKEY HALL was heavily supported when runner-up in this a year ago. He hasn't seen a racecourse subsequently but will have been primed by his shrewd handler and can gain compensation. Denis Hogan places his horses well and Missie Ella has been running so well that she has to be a threat along with Moving On, who will be having his 100th career start and arrives in winning form having scored easily at Thurles in January. Hidden Crack landed a chase at Clonmel off a 5lb higher mark so it's no surprise to see him reverting to hurdles while Chestnut Charlie is invariably thereabouts without quite getting there, though his rider's claim will be a bonus this time.
Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 4t 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 19, 7l behind Rockyaboya (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Colls Corner (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd when fell 4 out, in a race won by Hidden Crack (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+), 14 ran.
Hidden Crack 10-1 (10-12) Led 1st, ridden before 2 out, kept on well from before last where slight mistake, won at Clonmel 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+) beating Mister First (11-7) by 4l, 14 ran.
Strain Of Fame (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Mid-division best, never a factor, 25th of 30, well behind Citizenship (10-3) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 in Jan '12.
Jumbo John (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 3 out, no impression, 11th of 19, 39l behind Rockyaboya (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Sir Harry Cash 10-1 (11-9) Mid-division, ridden in 7th and no impression after 4 out, soon weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Carry Each Other (11-12) at Thurles 2m 5f beg chase hvy in Feb, 16 ran.
De Dodger (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, some headway in 9th 4 out and 7th 2 out, no extra approaching last, 8th of 20, 23l behind He'llberemembered (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs sft.
Indelible Run (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Bad blunder and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Gallant Oscar (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase, 10 ran.
Missie Ella (IRE) 11-2 (10-4) Always prominent, tracked leaders on inner, led briefly before 5 out, ridden to lead again after 2 out, kept on under pressure run-in, held on well, won at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb beating War Correspondent (11-6) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Saddlenomore (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders on outer, 6th halfway, headway into 2nd 4 out and disputed briefly next, soon ridden and no impression on easy winner early straight, no extra and dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Moving On (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.
Moving On (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway to lead 4 out and asserted entering straight, in command from 2 out, very easily, won at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan beating All Honours (10-7) by 6l, 13 ran.
Unoccupied 3-1fav (9-13) Prominent, disputed lead 4 out, soon led, ridden and weakened from 2 out, 8th of 12, 38l behind Miss Xian (10-0) at Naas 3m hcp hdl in Feb.
Special Token (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, dropped to 5th and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 23l behind Vics Canvas (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb.
The Blarney Rose (IRE) 9-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, good headway approaching 3 out, ridden in 6th 2 out and no extra, weakened, 8th of 13, well behind Missie Ella (10-4) at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Trendy Native 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 8th of 17, 38l behind Foxrock (11-10) at Naas 3m mdn hdl sft.
Cross To Boston (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Soon chased leaders, ridden in moderate 2nd before straight, no extra in 3rd approaching last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 21l behind Maccas Lad (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Feb.
Whiskey Hall (IRE) 9-4fav (10-3) Soon chased leaders, close up travelling well from 3 out, in front before next, headed and no extra from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 7l behind Peccatorum (11-6) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar '12.
Sun Fisher (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Unoccupied (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb, 15 ran.