Willie Mullins had five entered at the early stage and complicates matters by saddling both ON HIS OWN, who is better known as a chaser these days but won a Grade 2 when last seen over timber at Navan in February, and Twigline. The latter has much more scope and is receiving plenty of weight but this looks a task for an experienced performer in very testing ground and it's the former who is handed the vote. Seskinane is progressing with every run and easily landed a KIlbeggan maiden last time though takes on much stronger opposition. Time To Work looked promising early last year but wasn't seen after April until having a run on the Flat at Clonmel a couple of weeks ago.
On His Own (IRE) 3-1fav (11-10) Prominent, 5th into straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 12l behind Carrig Millie (9-11) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp chs 0-150 hvy in Apr.
Dooney Rock (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Led and disputed, headed 5 out, ridden in 2nd after 4 out, no extra next, weakened before 2 out, 16th of 22, well behind Colbert Station (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy in Feb.
Glenstar (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Settled mid-division, slight mistake 5th and soon dropped towards rear, weakened next, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Uncle Tom Cobley (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 sft in Apr, 8 ran.
Seskinane (IRE) 2-1fav (10-11) Soon chased leaders, closer in 4th before 2 out (normal 3 out), challenged and on terms next, soon led and stayed on well, comfortably, won at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl sft beating Akatara (10-6) by 6l, 16 ran.
Time To Work (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden in 9th entering straight, no impression, 10th of 11, 35l behind Ballynacree (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo hdl Grd 3 (1) gs in Apr '12.
Twigline (FR) 11-4 (11-4) Tracked leaders, improved to lead after 3 out, ridden entering straight, soon strongly pressed, joined at last, stayed on well run-in, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Upsie (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mrs nov hdl hvy in Apr.