Willie Mullins is represented by Jayo and CALL THE POLICE with the latter looking to have the edge. Jayo hasn't run over hurdles since 2008 and hasn't done as well as expected over fences but the selection returned from an absence to run a fine race behind stable companion Final Approach in a very strong extended handicap at Leopardstown last month and, as that was his first start for the yard, looks certain to have come on for the run. Across The Bay pulled up twice over fences before beating Son Amix over three miles at Leopardstown on his return to hurdling. He failed to finish again back over the bigger obstacles at Gowran and this is likely to be his game in the immediate future. Clan Tara is another who has found chasing a problem and has fallen on his last two starts. A Grade 2 winning hurdler, he's capable of mounting a big challenge and will love the testing conditions as will Leblon, though the latter has shown her best form over the minimum trip.
Abbey Lane (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Towards rear, slight mistake 6th, ridden 3 out, soon no extra, 6th of 7, 44l behind Smokey Joe Joe (11-4) at Limerick 2m 3f nov hdl hvy in Jan.
Call The Police (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 9th halfway, 6th 3 out, ridden to go 3rd at last, kept on under pressure without reaching winner, 2nd of 26, 2l behind Final Approach (10-9) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 sft in Jan.
King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, dropped behind before 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Ballyhaunis (11-12) at Thurles 2m hdl in Nov, 9 ran.
Pay The Bounty 50-1 (11-12) Always behind, ridden and weakened before 5 out, completely tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Realt Dubh (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f nov chs Grade 1 (4yo+) (1) sft in Dec.
Across The Bay (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Held up, pulled up before 8 out, in a race won by Siegemaster (11-7) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs sft in Jan, 18 ran.
Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Mistake 1st, in touch towards rear, not fluent 5th, reminder after 5 out, dropped to last and no extra from before 3 out, last of 6, well behind Rick (11-6) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl sft in Nov.
Clan Tara (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders when fell 3rd, in a race won by Psycho (11-10) at Thurles 2m 2f chs Grade 3 sft in Jan, 4 ran.
Heavenly Blues (GER) 22-1 (11-4) Mid-division, progress halfway, 6th and ridden 3 out, one pace under pressure from 2 out, 9th of 21, 19l behind Square Sphere (10-4) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl sft in Jan.
Jayo (FR) 4-1fav (11-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 6th 4 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, 8th of 12, 19l behind Rare Bob (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in Jan.
Leblon (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, close 6th 3 out, ridden before next, no impression from before last, one pace, 7th of 9, 9l behind Our Girl Salley (11-3) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mrs lst hdl hvy in Dec.