Rockyaboya has been raised just 4lb for scoring at Punchestown but only just held on and may have been fortunate as a close rival fell at the second last. He should make a bold bid as should Chestnut Charlie though the latter has yet to win in Ireland and may need more testing conditions. Followmeuptocarlow is 8lb higher than when last successful but can still get involved while Zekarya will be better suited by this trip than the 3m he ran over at Thurles last month. WHOSAIDSO has yet to win over hurdles but ran his best race so far behind Edmundo over the minimum trip here last month. He's on an attractive mark and looks ready to lose his maiden tag over timber.
El Fontan (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 11th and driven along 3 out, no extra, 13th of 16, 30l behind Supreme Carolina (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m hdl sft in Dec.
Leggy Lad (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Mid-division and kept wide, headway to lead 5 out and briefly asserted next, strongly pressed early straight and headed after 2 out, dropped to 3rd and slow jump last, no extra, 4th of 13, 10l behind Missie Ella (10-4) at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Rockyaboya (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Made all, strongly pressed 2 out, soon ridden and starting to assert when left 3 lengths clear last, kept on under pressure run-in, just held on, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Jan beating Paco Jack (10-10) by ns, 9 ran.
Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th entering straight, no impression in 4th last, kept on same pace, 4th of 26, 6l behind Shariyan (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan.
Decade Player (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, never a factor, 19th of 24, 25l behind Tennis Cap (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
Alasty (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 10th of 13, well behind Missie Ella (10-4) at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Liszt (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Led, ridden and headed before 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 6th of 9, 50l behind Moiqen (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chase hvy in Feb.
Apache Drums (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) In rear, some headway from 3 out, ridden in 6th 2 out, no impression, 8th of 16, 43l behind Credit Box (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Sep.
Roving Lad (IRE) 80-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, slightly hampered 5th, fell 10th, in a race won by According To Trev (11-3) at Cheltenham 3m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Oct, 8 ran.
Troubled (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Prominent, ridden from 3 out, soon no extra, 11th of 14, well behind All The Way Home (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 4-1fav (10-5) Waited with, slipped up on bend away from stands after 6th, in a race won by Vics Canvas (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Jumbo John (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, off the pace, closer order 4 out, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 18l behind Twigline (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Zekarya (FR) 5-1fav (11-3) Mid-division, 8th halfway, 7th 3 out and went 5th next, soon ridden and no extra approaching last, 5th of 13, 19l behind Missie Ella (10-4) at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Florimund 9-1 (10-5) Towards rear, progress approaching 4 out, 6th approaching 3 out, soon ridden, 8th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Vintage Oak (9-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl in Mar '10, 14 ran.
Brian Who (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Rear of mid-division, progress from 3 out, ridden in 6th 2 out, no extra, 5th of 12, 8l behind Miss Xian (10-0) at Naas 3m hcp hdl in Feb.
Whosaidso (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Waited with towards rear, headway straight, ridden to chase winner from before last, soon no impression, kept on, 2nd of 17, 2 3/4l behind Edmundo (9-9) at Navan 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) hvy in Feb.
Happy New Year (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Prominent and led or disputed from 3rd, headed before 5 out, ridden and dropped to rear 4 out, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Missie Ella (10-4) at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Gentle Paddy (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Soon prominent, 2nd into straight, 3rd 2 out, no extra in 4th from before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 8l behind Lookoutnow (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb.
Forjoethepainter (IRE) 11-4fav (11-3) Soon tracked leaders, close up when slight mistake 3 out, not fluent and no extra from next, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 22l behind Mister First (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan.