Charles Byrnes has won this twice in the past four years and Our Vinnie will be fancied to extend the record. He's a really tough staying type as he showed when just touched off by According To Trev over 3m2f at Cheltenham before scoring at this level at Cork, where Free To Dream was behind, though this small field may not bring his stamina into play. PRIDE OFTHE PARISH is receiving 6lb and though untried over the trip should be good enough to gain his third victory on his fourth start. He easily defeated Jennies Jewel at Punchestown and though the runner-up let the form down here on Wednesday Willie Mullins' charge has the scope to go on to better things. Dante Anna produced a shock to land a Gowran maiden but meets classier rivals here but the four-year-old Ma Belle Amie could be suited by stepping up to this trip for the first time.
Our Vinnie (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Soon led and jumped well throughout, pressed and joined straight, headed from 2 out, stayed on well run-in to lead again near line, won at Cork 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) in Nov beating Rule The World (11-0) by hd, 9 ran.
Free To Dream (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up behind leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 5 out, ridden after 4 out, no extra before straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 11l behind Road To Riches (11-0) at Cork 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) sft.
Pride ofthe Parish (IRE) 1-3fav (11-12) Made all, edged clear after 2 out, driven out and ran on well from last, very easily, won at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy beating Jennies Jewel (11-2) by 13l, 14 ran.
Dante Anna (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on outer, 3rd halfway, headway to lead 3 out and pressed next, kept on well from before last and drew clear run-in, won at Gowran Park 3m mdn hdl sft beating Gortroe (11-12) by 7l, 12 ran.
Ma Belle Amie 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 9th 4 out, ridden and no impression from next, 5th of 20, 17l behind Oscars Joy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.