Troll D'Oudairies reverts to hurdling for a confidence-booster after a poor round of jumping fences at Clonmel. Status Update, a winning point-to-pointer, showed very little over timber before just being run out of it at Fairyhouse in February. She'll probably need a bit more here but this isn't the strongest of races and she can grab a place at least. Carigeen Kariega needs a marathon test as she showed at Sedgefield a month ago and will be thereabouts if it turns into a slog while Hunting Party showed potentialwhen sent over this trip for the first time at Naas last month. CHIEF ADMIRAL has races in him judged by his run over 2m4f at Leopardstown where he stayed on strongly at the finish. He's a winning point-to-pointer and can gain his first success under Rules here.
Chief Admiral (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division on outer, 4th approaching 2 out, ridden entering straight and soon no impression, went moderate 3rd run-in, 3rd of 12, 14l behind Operating (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl gs in Mar.
Dave's Stamper (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd before straight, ridden in 4th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, disputed 3rd from last, 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Gold Bullet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Gold Spark (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Led and disputed, headed after 5th, 5th 4 out, ridden and no extra next, weakened and tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Pencilhimin (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Herecomestherain (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) In rear, some headway into 8th entering straight, went moderate 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 21l behind Kick On Boss (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Hunting Party (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 5th, 6th 5 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 12l behind Foxrock (11-10) at Naas 3m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Jolly Mac Vic (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 13, 34l behind Mala Beach (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Talkin Point (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Prominent, dropped to 4th under pressure from 3 out, soon no extra, virtually pulled up run-in, completely tailed off, 5th of 10, well behind Kilcrea (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Troll D'Oudairies (FR) 10-1 (11-5) Always rear, mistakes, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Viaduct Joey (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-123 in Feb, 9 ran.
Carrigeen Kariega (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 10th, headed next, ridden to join winner last, not much room and every chance until near finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Gwladys Street (11-7) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Grande Milan (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 6th of 12, 46l behind Pencilhimin (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Status Update (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Waited with towards rear, hampered 7th, progress from 5 out, moderate 3rd into straight, closed travelling well and led approaching last, soon strongly pressed, not match winner and headed closing stages, 2nd of 13, nk behind Maccas Lad (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Feb.