Few of these enter the fray in any kind of form though that doesn't apply to ROMAN NUMERAL, who gained his first success at Cork last month. That race was run at a crawl, however, and a 7lb rise makes things more difficult but this is an equally poor event and he's taken to complete the double. City Line is dropping in the ratings after a losing run stretching back 17 outings but still looks high enough and Do The Bookies looks to have a better chance at the weights though he's gone the same number of races without winning. The Gnathologist gained his only success in 20 outings on this track but is running poorly and though Breeze With Ease reverts to hurdling on a better mark than over fences he's another not in the best of heart.
Beckwith Star (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Waited with towards rear at ordinary pace, no impression from before straight, last of 11, 22l behind Corbally (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Feb.
City Line (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, ridden into 5th after 2 out, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 18l behind Cheap As Chips (9-11) at Wexford 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar.
Roman Numeral (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Waited with towards rear, progress 3 out, 3rd next, led before last where slight mistake, stayed on well run-in, won at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar beating Whiskey And Rye (11-6) by 1l, 12 ran.
Do The Bookies 7-1 (10-9) Disputed early, led from 2nd, ridden and challenged 3 out, soon headed, kept on same pace in 2nd, lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Rafi De Triana (10-2) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.
Garuda Flyer (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Disputed early, slight mistakes 1st and 2nd, chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Clar Na Mionn (11-8) at Cork 2m 4f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (6yo+) hvy in Mar.
Me And Ben (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Mid-division, ridden from 4th, soon no impression, 11th of 15, well behind Whiskey And Rye (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Monahans Girl (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Towards rear, headway before 4 out, no extra after next, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Whatdreamsrmadeof (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Powertakeoff (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Never better than mid-division, 13th of 15, well behind Whatdreamsrmadeof (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
The Gnathologist (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division best, no impression and kept on straight, 9th of 16, 28l behind Rolling Rocket (10-12) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109.
Chilledbelowzero (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, tended to jump left, kept on same pace under pressure from 3 out, 8th of 12, 12l behind King Of Queens (11-12) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Ta Blazes (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Never better than mid-division, no extra and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Preswell Lad (10-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy in Jan, 12 ran.
Becheri (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Chased leaders in 5th, weakened quickly before 4 out, completely tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Whats Happening (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Billybuster (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Towards rear, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Whiskey And Rye (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb, 15 ran.
Breeze With Ease (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Towards rear, some headway into 6th 3 out, no impression next and kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 26l behind Shattered Dream (11-3) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Mar.
Mel Del (IRE) 40-1 (10-4) Towards rear, no danger 4 out, kept on, 9th of 15, 46l behind The Conker Club (10-8) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Subtle Leader (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Towards rear and mistake 1st, 11th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, 14th of 15, well behind Claragh Native (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.
Pocasset (IRE) 40-1 (10-4) Mid-division, remote 5th 4 out, no impression, 7th of 9, well behind Sizing Rio (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Pleased As Punch (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Mid-division best, moderate 7th 3 out, soon no impression, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind The Crafty Butcher (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Hollymount King (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 8th of 10, well behind Fiery Oscar (11-9) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Mar.