Knockrea produced a fine effort when close up behind The Winkler at Gowran and ran well enough on testing going at Punchestown next time to suggest he'll be in the shake-up. PRINCE OF LOMBARDY made an encouraging debut over timber in November then returned with an even better effort when a close third behind Katie T at Naas. The winner has since won a Grade 3 so the form looks good enough for this. Spot Fine has been frustrating and his best runs have come on faster ground than he'll face here but it will be interesting to see how Honey Pound performs as he's only raced on heavy going so far and may be suited to these conditions.
Calgacus (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, not fluent early and mistake 3rd, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 13th of 15, well behind Is Love Alive (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Fluspar (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, mistake 6th, 3rd halfway, progress into 2nd 2 out, soon ridden, no extra run-in, 6th of 25, 9l behind Drumlee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Honey Pound (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 8th of 12, 14l behind Drunken Counsel (11-13) at Clonmel 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Knockrea (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 3rd 2 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, no extra in 6th last, kept on same pace, 6th of 21, 8l behind Dromnea (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Lite Duties (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 11th of 16, 26l behind Daliyan (11-8) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Mister Victor (IRE) 2-1 (12-2) Alw pr, cl up & chall 3out, not go with wnr, ko, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Deise Vu (12-2) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gd in Nov.
Prince Of Lombardy (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, mainly in 3rd, no impression in 4th from before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 9l behind Katie T (11-4) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Roders Love Shack (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened entering straight, 10th of 11, 46l behind Let's Celebrate (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Royal Boru (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace from before next, 12th of 25, 24l behind Drumlee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Son of Annie (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, 10th over 2f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 10th of 14, 27l behind Back To Bracka (11-7) at Galway 2m N H flat hvy in Oct.
Spot Fine 8-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd into straight, no impression and kept on same pace from after 2 out, 3rd of 15, 12l behind Who Let De Dogsout (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Stonehall Jack (IRE) Gamut gelding out of Penny Apples.
Gold Platinum (IRE) 28-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, not fluent 5 out, impeded 3 out, 8th before straight, soon no impression, 9th of 18, 23l behind Bonzo Bing (11-1) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl.
Green Diesel (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, ridden into 7th after 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 19l behind Maple Valley Gold (10-6) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Dec.
Lackin Lass (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, 10th at 4th, no extra 3 out, 12th of 15, well behind Who Let De Dogsout (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Oscars Diamond (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, weakened 4f out, 13th of 15, 37l behind Whisper Rock (11-9) at Thurles 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Feb.
Sarah Lassie (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and dropped to rear over 4f out, weakened and tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Measureofmydreams (12-0) at Navan 2m N H flat.
Shesaportrait (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Mid-division early, hampered 1st, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, moderate 7th before last, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 16l behind Let's Celebrate (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Killeena House (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, slight mistake 1st, 8th 3 out, ridden and no impression in 7th 2 out, soon no extra and weakened, 9th of 15, 47l behind Rock's Field (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 6f mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
On Winsome Wings (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway to challenge entering straight, ridden in 2nd 1 1/2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 9l behind Nouveau Moulin (11-9) at Limerick 2m mares n h flat hvy in Mar '13.
Captain Blonde (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, behind and ridden 5f out, weakened and completely tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Black Hercules (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf in Dec.