Mrs Henderson has done nothing to recommend her but the remaining trio look closely matched. BONISLAND won a point-to-point, a bumper and a maiden hurdle last year and produced three placed efforts against strong opposition earlier this year. He hasn't run since April but should be up to this as Local Celebrity has been absent for almost a year. Willie Mullins' charge made a satisfactory start over fences when third to Tillahow at Thurles though the quick ground could be a problem for him. Rogue Angel, a winner between the flags and successful in a maiden hurdle at Galway last October, ran a tremendous race in a handicap hurdle here in April and, as his breeding is all about jumping fences, he will give his two rivals plenty to think about.
Local Celebrity (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, ridden into moderate 3rd and no impression approaching last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 7l behind Tillahow (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs in Nov.
Bonisland 11-10fav (11-12) Raced in 3rd, closed up before straight, ridden to challenge and on terms before 2 out, soon not match winner, not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Legal Exit (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f nh nov hdl gd in Apr.
Rogue Angel (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway from 2 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, moderate 3rd at last, stayed on well run-in to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 22, 3/4l behind Acapulco (11-4) at Punchestown 3m Handicap Hurdle (95-130) (4yo+) hvy in Apr.
Mrs Henderson 25-1 (9-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 15th of 17, 42l behind John The Soldier (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf in Jul.