Cairdin's close second to King Vuvuzela at Leopardstown over Christmas was a fine run and it looks as though he's been kept back as a maiden over fences for this season. He looks sure to go well but may find CLONBANAN LAD too strong. Henry De Bromhead's charge has only run four times over fences but has been placed three times in strong company and should be forgiven his mid-division finish in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown in December. Followmeuptocarlow had looked a certain future winner when twice narrowly beaten at Gowran before running well in a very tough Punchestown handicap a couple of weeks ago so he should be in the shake-up. Call Rog and Green Thirty Two can also make their presence felt in an interesting contest.
Cairdin (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden along from halfway, soon weakened, 15th of 18, well behind Cool Macavity (10-7) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gd in Apr.
Call Rog (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Rear of mid-division, 9th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 8th of 17, 30l behind Foxrock (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs in Nov.
Clonbanan Lad (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 13th of 28, 46l behind Rockyaboya (10-3) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.
Corr Point (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Off pace in rear of mid-division, remote 8th 3 out, some progress from next, went moderate 4th at last, no extra, 4th of 15, 17l behind Highbrow Blue (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase sft in Apr.
Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Settled towards rear, progress 3 out and went 4th next, no impression in 3rd at last, no extra run-in, 4th of 14, 8l behind Operating (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 5f nov hcp chs.
Green Thirty Two (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th 3 out and pushed along in 4th next, no impression when left 3rd after last and left 2nd 100 yards out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Rodriguez (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f beg chase gd in Apr.
Jubilee Year (IRE) 18-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, 7th at 4th, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 8th of 17, 16l behind Ghareer (11-0) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Apr.
Smokey Joe Joe (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra 2 out, 6th of 13, 31l behind Ludo Et Emergo (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase in Apr.
Andreas Pride (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Fell 1st, in a race won by Sugar Bullet (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mrs beg chs gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Lusey Rocks (IRE) 22-1 (11-4) Towards rear, detached in 8th approaching straight, no extra, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Kates Benefit (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mrs beg chs hvy in Mar.
St Maxime (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, slight mistake 6 out, ridden in 3rd before straight, soon no extra and weakened, 9th of 10, 36l behind Clara Mc Cloud (11-6) at Limerick 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl in Apr.
Vicalus (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, no impression from before 5 out, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Lough Roe Lady (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy in Apr.