The shortest price winner of this in the last ten years has been 10/1. A P McCoy rides Gallant Tipp, who couldn't handle Grade 2 company at Fairyhouse while City Slicker has also been well beaten at that level in his last two races. Lucky Bridle hasn't been done any favours in the handicap after beating Shield at Thurles but GLEN BEG ran very well behind Court Minstrel at Aintree and is handed the vote. She would be a strong selection if there is any more rain which would greatly enhance her chances. Cool Macavity's credentials don't looks strong enough but Diplomat had a recent run on the Flat and his stable can do little wrong at present.
City Slicker (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, no impression from before 3 out, soon no extra, eased into straight, behind when pulled up before last,, in a race won by Valseur Lido (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft, 9 ran.
Ally Cascade (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Towards rear, mistakes 1st and 2nd, ridden and no impression before 3 out, weakened entering straight, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Daneking (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl.
Lucky Bridle Evensfav (11-7) Led after 1st, not fluent 2nd, took keen hold, soon clear, reduced lead and pushed along to assert 2 out, clear and stayed on well from last, comfortably,, won at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Nov beating Shield (11-7) by 4l, 16 ran.
Massini's Trap (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Always behind, 19th of 22, 38l behind Court Minstrel (11-12) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gs.
Diplomat (USA) 33-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened 2 out, 18th of 24, 41l behind Gilgamboa (10-9) at Leopardstown 2m Handicap Hurdle (0-150) (Grade B) (4yo+) sft in Jan.
Gallant Tipp (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 7th approaching straight, soon no impression, moderate 8th and no extra 2 out,, 9th of 13, well behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) sft.
The Game Changer (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, closed and in touch 3 out, still looked to be going ok when short of room and hampered before 2 out, no impression and well held after, 8th of 10, 26l behind Josses Hill (11-4) at Aintree 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gs.
Waxies Dargle 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place from before 3 out, soon no extra and eased, behind when pulled up before last,, in a race won by Valseur Lido (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft, 9 ran.
Cairdin (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace, 8th of 21, 10l behind He'llberemembered (10-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in Jan.
Dalasiri (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, some progress on outer in 9th 2 out, soon pushed along, kept on same pace from last, 6th of 12, 15l behind Valmy Baie (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 in Feb.
Stocktons Wing (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, progress entering straight, closer and slightly hampered 2 out, ridden in 6th before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 7l behind Daneking (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl.
Cool Macavity (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Tracked leading pair 2nd, mistakes 4 out and next, soon beaten, tailed off, 4th of 5, 46l behind Sea Lord (11-8) at Kempton 2m Listed nov hdl (1) gs in Oct.
Glen Beg (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, led 2 out, headed last, no extra, 3rd of 22, 5l behind Court Minstrel (11-12) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gs.
Rocky Wednesday (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and dropped to rear after 2 out, no impression before last and kept on one pace run-in, last of 5, 11l behind Aerlite Supreme (11-9) at Ballinrobe 2m hdl gd.
Absolutlyfantastic 5-1 (10-9) Waited with, a bit slow 6 out, closer order 5 out, soon 7th, went 5th before 2 out, no impression from before last, 4th of 10, 12l behind The Amarillo Kid (10-7) at Cork 2m gd in Oct.
Star Of Aragon (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Led, headed 3rd, ridden in 2nd 2 out, 3rd at last, no extra run-in, 4th of 10, 7l behind Art Of Payroll (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Mar.
To Choose (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Led, headed after 2nd, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra 2 out, 10th of 17, 29l behind Daneking (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl.
Sea Beat 5-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress into 2nd entering straight, ridden to lead and dispute before last, led last, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb beating Le Vent D'Antan (11-12) by 1/2l, 17 ran.