Gusda ran well when runner-up to Roi Du Mee at Limerick in December but hasn't replicated that run in two subsequent starts. Considering it was his first start for almost five years Mr Nosie, a Group 1 and 2 winning novice hurdler, made a remarkable return to action at Fairyhouse in January and hopefully his problems are behind him. He could just need another run to put him straight, however, so this can go to PONTIAC, who has been running in better company than this with credit and will appreciate the drop in class. The Bishop Looney was in good form over timber prior to his latest effort at Punchestown and this looks a fair contest to begin a chasing career while Kyle's Turn found some improvement behind Tawaagg at Gowran and further progress must see him go close.
City of Doral 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear when fell 5th, in a race won by C'est Ca (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Feb, 16 ran.
Derinlaur (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Led, slow and headed at 3rd, remained prominent and led again 8th, strongly pressed and headed before 3 out, weakened, 9th of 18, well behind Ad Idem (11-12) at Navan 2m 6f beg chase hvy in Jan.
Gusda (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no extra in 3rd 2 out, weakened, 7th of 14, 14l behind Arabella Boy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Kyle's Turn (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 8th before straight, ridden in 7th 3 out, 5th 2 out, 4th and mistake last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 18, 8l behind Tawaagg (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Lapse Of Reason (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders on inner, 2nd approaching 3 out, disputed lead briefly entering straight, 4th and no extra after 2 out, 5th of 16, 21l behind Glendine Lady (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens02 hvy in Nov '09.
Mr Nosie (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 13l behind Montan (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase sft in Jan.
Pontiac (FR) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead and dispute 5 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 10l behind Arabella Boy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Shane Rock 20-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders in 6th, 5th 3 out, weakened next, 12th of 19, 30l behind Peak Raider (9-3) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 hvy in Feb.
Tajweed (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Raced in last, mistake 1st, ridden in remote last entering straight, went moderate 5th before last, kept on one paced to go moderate 4th run-in, 4th of 7, 23l behind Prince Erik (11-5) at Naas 2m 4f nov chs sft.
The Bishop Looney (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Prominent, 4th halfway, dropped to 8th 4 out, no extra from next, 11th of 21, 21l behind Square Sphere (10-4) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl sft in Jan.
Noble Way (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden in 6th and no impression entering straight, mistake 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 11l behind Arabella Boy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f beg chase hvy in Feb.