Despite the big field, PYRUS GOLD WIND looks a stand-out bet on his three runs over hurdles. Twice runner-up and likely to fill that position when falling at the last in the race won by Mad Brian at Navan, the quicker ground should suit and there's little in the way of opposition. Count Brando was nowhere near his best on his reappearance in a Navan bumper last month and the winning point-to-pointer can do much better than that while Kincora showed some promise at Cork last month and will have come on for the run. Moyne Nineoseven showed the occasional sign of promise in bumpers though his two runs over timber have been moderate.
Afterclass (IRE) Stowaway gelding out of Afsana.
All Fired Up 20-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, 8th of 11, 47l behind Clar Na Mionn (11-8) at Cork 2m 4f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (6yo+) hvy in Mar.
Betheholyman (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, tailed off, 19th of 20, well behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Churchonthehill (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, no impression approaching 3 out, 8th of 12, well behind Marlbrook (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Count Brando (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, dropped to 9th 3f out, weakened, 11th of 14, well behind Some Tikket (12-0) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Mar.
Harpor (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Mid-division, weakened from 5f out, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Cheyenne Girl (11-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat in Jul.
Kincora (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th before straight, ridden and no impression in 6th 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 22l behind Never Enough Time (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Mick The Boyo (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Nuala By Storm.
Moyne Nineoseven (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, moderate 10th approaching 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 29l behind Raise Hell (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Perfect Focus (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Close up and disputed lead early, weakened approaching 3 out, 13th of 15, well behind Waydownsouth (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Pyrus Gold Wind (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Chased leader on inner, 3rd halfway and closer in 2nd 3 out, led next, soon ridden and headed approaching last, no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 20, 4 1/2l behind Monelissio (10-11) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Rebel Again (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd before straight, ridden in 5th and no extra 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 26l behind Never Enough Time (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Tartan Black (IRE) Milan gelding out of Kentucky Fall.
Up The Vic (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no extra after 4 out, 14th of 18, well behind Rolly Baby (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Ussius (FR) 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden and no extra after 3 out, weakened, 6th of 9, well behind Sizing Jo'burg (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Annas Back (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Led, headed approaching straight and soon no extra, weakened, last of 12, well behind Kick On Boss (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Ballyhug (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Marlbrook (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Queen Michaela (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression before straight, 6th of 9, 34l behind Byerley Babe (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mares mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Beeverstown Girl (IRE) Beneficial mare out of Alltoplayfor.
River Slaney (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, pushed along 5 out, 6th next, no impression from after 3 out, 7th of 12, 37l behind Dawn Commander (11-3) at Wexford 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct '11.
Patriots Vision (IRE) 9-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, ridden in 4th before straight, soon no extra in 5th and bad mistake 2 out, 6th of 10, 30l behind Goodtime Boy (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.