Benhego won twice for Gary Moore at Fontwell in 2009 but hasn't been seen since a narrow defeat on the Flat in 2011. The veteran Marshim has only won once over hurdles but is generally thereabouts from this sort of mark while Whatdreamsrmadeof, though 7lb higher than for his victory at Fairyhouse in January, hasn't been running badly and is likely to get involved. Clancy Strand was just touched off over fences at Downpatrick last time but isn't as well handicapped over hurdles so it's DE BENNO who gets the verdict. He was having only his fourth start over hurdles when scoring at Cork a month ago and ran very well from an 8lb higher mark there three weeks later.
Benhego 2-5fav (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in touch, headway to track leader after 3 out, led 2 out, in command when went left last, hung right flat, driven right out, won at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May '09 beating Red Lancer (11-5) by 11l, 7 ran.
Sure Thyne (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, moderate 4th halfway, ridden entering straight, switched to inner and slight mistake 2 out, no impression, 5th of 8, 11l behind Fantastic Gold (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 1f mrs beg chs gd in Apr '12.
Clancy Strand (NZ) 11-4fav (10-10) Settled in rear of mid-division, 6th halfway, 5th 3 out and headway to go 2nd next, ridden to dispute run-in, every chance and kept on under pressure, just denied on line, 2nd of 9, ns behind Urban Gale (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Alexander Leaving (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, struggling in 3rd from before 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 15, 7l behind The Conker Club (10-8) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
De Benno (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Soon tracked leaders, 5th before straight, in pursuit of winner but no impression from before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 21, 9l behind Living Next Door (10-10) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Apr.
Saddlenomore (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, moderate 6th 3 out, soon no impression, kept, 5th of 12, 22l behind Unoccupied (10-13) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar.
Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Soon tracked leaders, improved to dispute lead 3 out, headed from next and soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 9l behind Thepartysover (11-5) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Feb.
Cerveza Dinero 14-1 (11-5) In touch on outside, lost place 8th, behind from 4 out, continued well tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind All The Way Home (11-7) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Apr.
Band Leader (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) In rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 11th of 18, well behind Rolly Baby (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Hidden Diamond (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden from 4th, no impression from 4 out, 15th of 22, well behind Push The Button (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gs in Apr.
Marshim (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway to lead 4 out, challenged next, ridden and disputed after 2 out, headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Fitzgutentyte (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Apr.
Tipp On Air (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, 5th before 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 18, 10l behind De Benno (11-5) at Cork 2m 3f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (4yo+) in Apr.
Black Cache (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Towards rear, niggled along halfway, ridden and no impression before 3 out, moderate 9th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 19l behind Fitzgutentyte (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Apr.
Snowell (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) (poor visibility in back straight) prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2 out and soon no extra, 7th of 16, 27l behind All Honours (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
The Muddy Hill (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Soon towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by De Benno (11-5) at Cork 2m 3f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (4yo+) in Apr, 18 ran.
Sidi Ifni (FR) 25-1 (10-12) Prominent early, soon mid-division, no impression before 3 out, 14th of 19, well behind Dunroe Boy (10-4) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 in May '12.