Winning point-to-pointer Foxrock was beaten when long odds-on by Kashline at Punchestown and though this longer trip will be in his favour this looks a tough maiden. DAVY FROM MILAN has also won between the flags and he's done well so far over hurdles, finishing runner-up to The Paparrazi Kid at Limerick before a narrow defeat by Are Yer Right Chief at Thurles. With further progress likely he's handed the vote though Willie Mullins, who trains the winners of those races, has another decent prospect in Perfect Gentleman, another who will be much better suited by today's longer trip. War Correspondent was engaged at Gowran yesterday but his overall form puts him in the picture while winning point-to-pointer and bumper Wedding Present looks a promising type for hurdling.
Butney Boy (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Waited with, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 7th of 12, 32l behind Mullaghanoe River (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Crowded Room (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression leaders 3 out, kept on one pace from next, 4th of 15, 15l behind Kashline (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Davy From Milan (IRE) 11-4fav (11-1) Mid-division, 7th 5 out, good headway to lead approaching 3 out, strongly pressed and joined after next, led briefly last, joined again and kept on under pressure, no extra and headed closing stages, 2nd of 17, hd behind Are Ya Right Chief (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Foreflora 6-4 (12-0) Twrds rr, 10th 6out, fair 8th & no ex 4out, wknd 3out & bhnd when pu bef 2out, in a race won by Tisonlyme (10-13) at Ballybunion 3m ire ptp gd in May, 14 ran.
Hunting Party (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, went 3rd and ridden entering straight, no impression 2 out, kept on same pace run-in without troubling first 2, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Blazing Sonnet (10-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Feb.
Hunting Winds 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division best, no impression from 3 out, 14th of 22, well behind Un De Sceaux (11-11) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Los Amigos (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to dispute briefly after 3 out, no extra 2 out, 8th of 15, 37l behind Kashline (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Merville Arts (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Ur 1st, in a race won by Leanna Ban (12-0) at Bennettsbridge 3m ire ptp in Feb, 12 ran.
One Fair County (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, no extra from over 2f out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Made In Germany (11-13) at Navan 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Perfect Gentleman (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, moderate 5th before straight, closer order on inner 3 out, 4th 2 out, no impression under pressure when a bit slow last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 12, 10l behind Mullaghanoe River (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Valentino's Choice (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Are Ya Right Chief (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb, 17 ran.
War Correspondent (IRE) 15-8fav (11-4) Attempted to make all, joined from before straight, headed 2 out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 7l behind Follow The Sign (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Wedding Present (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, headway to dispute early straight and ridden to lead 2f out, jinked left and collided with rail 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Naas 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Jan beating Super Mix (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Foxrock (IRE) 2-5fav (11-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved to lead and dispute after 3 out, ridden entering straight, no extra in 3rd from last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Kashline (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Mimi And Bow 9-1 (10-6) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra from 4 out and behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Are Ya Right Chief (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb, 17 ran.
Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 9th on outer halfway, no impression in 8th entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 30l behind Speckled Wood (10-12) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Newbury Oscar (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Soon behind and jumped poorly, pulled up after 3rd, in a race won by Backinthere (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 9-109 in Jan, 15 ran.
Trendy Native 8-1 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, moderate 8th 2 out, ridden in 5th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 12l behind Claudia Augusta (10-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb.