The Paparrazi Kid makes his handicap debut and a mark of 123 looks lenient enough, though this is a big field of handicappers and he may just lack the experience. Talbot Road did well on his handicap bow behind Shariyan at Leopardstown but could have done without a 4lb rise. Dressedtothenines looked very progressive when beating a strong field at Punchestown and connections can't be too unhappy with her rating but Vics Canvas has been raised a massive 11lb for an easy victory at Gowran while Sir Ector is 17lb higher after scoring at Down Royal and hasn't been seen since October. Royal Flight was well supported at Fairyhouse and looks a threat from his lowly spot in the handicap but in a wide-open handicap it's CIVENA, a close third to handicap snip Colbert Station at Punchestown last month, who gets the vote.
Rathlin 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders in 5th, 3rd 5 out and 2nd when hit 2 out, soon ridden and kept on best run-in to lead final 50 yards, won at Clonmel 2m 4f hdl in Feb beating Unika La Reconce (11-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Dressedtothenines (IRE) 7-4 (10-13) Chased leader in moderate 2nd, closed 3 out, ridden entering straight, stayed on to lead before last, soon stretched clear, kept on strongly, comfortably, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Feb beating Mount Colah (11-2) by 11l, 5 ran.
Royal Reveille (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 19th of 22, well behind Colbert Station (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy in Feb.
Coole Avenue (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway into 11th after 4 out, improved to 5th 2 out, ridden in 6th and no extra entering straight, 8th of 22, 26l behind Colbert Station (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy in Feb.
Quietly Fancied (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Led, headed before 3rd, ridden from 3 out, 4th 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 10l behind Mallowney (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp hdl in Feb.
Talbot Road (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway into close 3rd 2 out, led before last, ridden and challenged last, headed run-in and no extra in 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 26, 2 3/4l behind Shariyan (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan.
Rye Martini (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, led from 7th until strongly pressed and headed entering straight, mistake 2 out and soon no extra, eased when beaten run-in, 6th of 7, 23l behind Rathlin (11-9) at Clonmel 2m 4f hdl in Feb.
The Paparrazi Kid (IRE) 4-9fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, on terms from 4 out, in front before 2 out, a bit awkward last, stayed on well to draw clear run-in, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan beating Davy From Milan (11-9) by 9l, 14 ran.
Vics Canvas (IRE) 4-1fav (11-1) Soon mid-division, closer order from 5 out, not fluent 3 out, went 2nd travelling well from before straight, on terms 2 out, soon led and asserted from before last, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb beating Sumkindasuprstar (9-10) by 7l, 9 ran.
Tugboat (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 5th, good headway to lead 2 out, soon asserted and driven out to maintain advantage run-in, won at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft in Aug beating Letherbelucky (11-2) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Hit The Headlines (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Prominent, ridden in 7th 2 out, weakened, 13th of 28, 28l behind Abbey Lane (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan.
Kashline (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, headway into 4th after 3 out, improved to 3rd before straight, ridden to challenge last, soon led run-in and kept on well under pressure closing stages, won at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb beating Fergiethelegend (11-4) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Munsaab (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 6th 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 6th of 28, 11l behind Abbey Lane (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan.
Civena (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead 2 out, ridden before last, headed run-in and no extra, 3rd of 22, 3 1/2l behind Colbert Station (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy in Feb.
Datokepe (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd before straight, led before 2 out, soon strongly pressed, headed and kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Blackwell Synergy (11-3) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Oct '11.
King Of Firth (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Made all and clear early, reduced advantage 3 out, ridden entering straight, slight mistake at last, stayed on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan beating Pyrus Gold Wind (11-12) by 2l, 16 ran.
Royal Flight (IRE) 4-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, closed up travelling well 3 out, soon on terms, led 2 out, soon clear, stayed on well run-in, eased closing stages, easily, won at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Feb beating New River (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Sir Ector (USA) Evensfav (11-10) Prominent in chasing group, closer order halfway, on terms travelling well 3 out, soon led, bad mistake 2 out, stayed on well from before last, easily, won at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Aug beating Ancient Sands (11-0) by 6l, 20 ran.
Dactik (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, led after 2 out, soon went clear, mistake at last, stayed on strongly run-in, eased close home, easily, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb beating Dunroe Boy (11-0) by 8l, 9 ran.
Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Prominent, on terms when a bit slow 4 out, ridden in 2nd before straight, no extra from before 2 out, last of 8, 42l behind Glens Melody (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Mares Novice Hurdle (5-7yo) sft in Feb.
Carhue (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 8th halfway, headway approaching straight and went 2nd 2 out, ridden to challenge before last and led early run-in, kept on under pressure, won at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Feb beating Security Breach (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 18 ran.