LABEILLE won this last year and is just 5lb higher. He looked as though he was running into form when staying on over 2m2f at Leopardstown in February and is taken to complete the double. Florimund, another to have scored over the course and distance, hasn't had much racing over the past few years but ran well enough over a trip too short here last month to go on the short-list. Peace In The West had been very disappointing on his previous two starts before scoring on heavy ground at Cork. He's 7lb higher and faces quicker ground though should get involved. Hazariban is still a maiden but tackling this trip for the first time could bring about enough improvement to get competitive.
Labeille (FR) 12-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden and no impression approaching straight, 10th early run-in and kept on without troubling leaders, 5th of 17, 7l behind Summer Star (10-1) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Feb.
Alasty (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and kept on same pace from 3 out, 8th of 19, 26l behind Rockyaboya (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Mar.
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 in Mar.
Lonesome Maverick (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Always prominent, led early, left in front again after 5th, ridden to assert before 2 out, kept on well run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Jul '11 beating Nodelay (10-13) by 6l, 11 ran.
Florimund 20-1 (9-7) In rear, poor 7th after 3 out, ridden in remote 6th 2 out, went moderate 3rd before last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Mount Colah (11-0) at Navan 2m hcp hdl hvy in Mar.
Peace In The West (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Soon chased leader in 2nd, led halfway, headed before straight, regained narrow lead 3 out, soon ridden, kept on well to assert before last, reduced advantage closing stages, won at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar beating Coolking (10-12) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Cool Oscar (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along 5 out, headway into 9th 4 out, ridden into 4th 3 out, no impression next, 5th last, kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 13, 11l behind Peace In The West (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.
Crowded Room (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Led and disputed, headed 3 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, 6th of 17, 21l behind Foxrock (11-10) at Naas 3m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Special Token (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 6th, soon no danger, kept on from before straight, 4th of 12, 16l behind Unoccupied (10-13) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar.
After Dark (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Mid-division, ridden into 7th and no impression 3 out, moderate 5th 2 out, left 4th last, 4th of 20, 21l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Hazariban (IRE) 9-2 (10-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd approaching 2 out and ridden last, kept on same pace to go 2nd final 100 yards but no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Khan Tengri (10-6) at Downpatrick 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Mar.
Thats The Dream (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 4 out, no extra and weakened before straight, 10th of 13, 44l behind Peace In The West (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.
Ballyfinboy (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 7th of 9, 40l behind Wise Oscar (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Jan.
West Council (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden in 10th 2 out, stayed on to 6th last, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 7l behind Day Dream Boy (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Sea Of Erris (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead before 4 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 5l behind Never A Secret (11-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep '11.
Benagh Rock (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, 7th after 4 out, no extra from before straight, 8th of 12, 45l behind Mullaghanoe River (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Shanroe Secret (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway on outer 3 out and 5th next, ridden and no impression before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 17, 7l behind Tyrone Tiger (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Mar.
Another Flutter (IRE) 22-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, headway to lead after 2nd, mistake 6th, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, soon no extra and behind when pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Unoccupied (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb, 15 ran.