Fitzgutentyte was in good form over hurdles and fences last summer but hasn't been seen since July. She could just need this but Solstice Knight is respected as he arrives on a 14lb lower mark than over hurdles and showed himself ready to win again soon with a very good effort at Wexford in March. RAISE HELL has been steadily improving and produced his best run to date over fences when last seen at Thurles in November. He makes his handicap debut here and looks the one to beat. Fourth Class is inconsistent and followed his victory at Kilbeggan in August with a poor run there the following month.
Worldor (FR) 5-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, soon ridden, weakened from 2 out, last of 9, 33l behind Luke's Benefit (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130 sft in Jan.
Solstice Knight (IRE) 9-2fav (10-8) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, progress in 4th 5 out, bumped 3 out and ridden early straight, no extra in 4th approaching last, 5th of 22, 24l behind Usuel Smurfer (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 in Apr.
Fourth Class (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Waited with towards rear, slight peck 5 out, no impression from before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 11, well behind The Book Thief (9-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Sep.
Raise Hell (IRE) 13-8fav (11-12) Led, occasionally jumped left, joined 5th and led again from 8th, joined 2 out and ridden approaching last where headed, no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Gentleman Duke (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs gd in Nov.
Prince Rudi (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to lead briefly entering straight, ridden and headed after 2 out, soon no chance with winner and 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 11l behind Cara's Oscar (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 in Apr.
Bar Stool Bob (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Mid-division, mistake 6 out, slight mistake next, weakened after 4 out, 13th of 14, well behind Swiftmarc (11-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Apr.
Fitzgutentyte (IRE) 11-8fav (10-12) Chased leaders, closed into 3rd before 2 out, ridden to challenge from before last where 2nd, kept on well run-in, not get to winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Old Supporter (10-4) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jul.
Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Towards rear when bad mistake 1st and soon trailing, always towards rear, reminders 5th, pulled up after 6 out, in a race won by Foritsa (10-5) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov, 15 ran.
Cross To Boston (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Led and jumped left throughout, headed briefly 4 out, headed next and soon weakened, 5th of 9, 42l behind Lord Alfie (10-6) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Apr.
Weslife (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 11th of 16, 50l behind Preswell Lad (11-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 in Apr.