As the winner of this race a year ago under Katie Walsh, Red Basil will attract support though he's 12lb higher and not in the best of form. Nina Carberry takes the ride on Sumkindasuprstar, who was returning from a very long lay-off when a decent fourth at Limerick last month, though a longer trip may be required. Effortless continues to run well but hasn't won in 16 starts while Satwa King never got into the action when third at Limerick and may need further. Connections of the veteran BUCK BREEZE are unlikely to be impressed with a 4lb rise for finishing runner-up to Mr Eko over the C&D last month but he's probably still not on a bad mark and can return to winning ways. Owennacurra Milan won a handicap over the trip at Cork in December before finding 2m5f much too far at Limerick.
Passing Through 25-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 18, 34l behind Trendelenburg (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Our Nana Rose (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 3 out, 8th of 19, 36l behind Benash (11-12) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan.
Sumkindasuprstar (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division, went moderate 5th approaching straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace without threatening, 4th of 18, 14l behind Trendelenburg (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Mission Possible (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, 17th of 19, well behind Glam Gerry (11-3) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Jan.
Red Basil (FR) 14-1 (11-10) Mid-division, ridden in 9th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 20l behind Drive On Jim (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan.
Owennacurra Milan (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, some progress from 5 out, weakened from 3 out, 13th of 17, well behind Ardglen (11-1) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 in Dec.
Beta Blocker 20-1 (10-13) Held up, progress halfway, 7th 4 out, no extra from before 2 out, 11th of 18, 43l behind Marlay Park (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Buck Breeze (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along entering straight, went 2nd and challenged approaching last, kept on under pressure run-in without reaching winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Mr Eko (11-4) at Thurles 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Jan.
Effortless 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division early, 7th halfway, headway to challenge after 3 out, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 19, 10l behind Ella Watson (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens02 in Oct.
Moving On (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd, 7th halfway, under pressure in 6th entering straight, no impression from 2 out, 7th of 12, 13l behind Mr Eko (11-4) at Thurles 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Jan.
Satwa King (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, struggling from 3 out, ridden in moderate 4th approaching 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening, 3rd of 13, 12l behind Media Baron (10-10) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Come On Flash (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Always behind, 13th of 18, well behind Ruler Of All (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Speedlock (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along approaching straight, no extra from 3 out, 13th of 28, 33l behind Accordion To Paddy (10-13) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Takasima (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders in 5th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Concrete And Clay (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Jan, 15 ran.
Cyrus (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway in 7th entering straight, ridden in 6th 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 12l behind Quarton (10-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Stowaway Pearl (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Led, not fluent and headed 5 out, weakened quickly from next, 11th of 13, well behind Givemeabuzz (10-9) at Tramore 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.