Halling's Treasure, a winner for Andrew Balding in the UK, looked a certain future hurdles winner when runner-up to Shantou Ed at Fairyhouse but disappointed at Navan last month when strongly fancied. He'll be backed to gain compensation but may find WOOD BREIZH in his way. Willie Mullins' charge is also penalised for a victory on the Flat but ran his best race to date over timber behind Blow The Doors Off at Gowran last time and should be capable of further improvement. Khadian has yet to show much since arriving from France and the remainder are all virtually unknowns.
Halling's Treasure 11-8fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, under pressure in 6th next, 5th last, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 12l behind Kitten Rock (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Mar.
Wood Breizh (FR) 11-2 (11-0) Soon disputed lead, not fluent 3rd and 5th, no impression on winner in 2nd from before last, kept on same pace run-in and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Blow The Doors Off (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Beautiful Ben (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Almnadia.
Kahdian (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 4th 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 7th of 15, well behind Allied Victory (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Kennell Bridge (IRE) Shirocco gelding out of Biagiotti.
Lake Nova (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, 6th approaching 3 out, no extra early straight, 9th of 15, well behind Allied Victory (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
The Last Hour (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Always behind, no impression from halfway, never a factor, 23rd of 26, well behind Baby King (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Day Day (IRE) Hurricane Run filly out of Mem O'rees.
Nancy Belle (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Unseated rider before start and briefly loose, towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, dropped to last and eased 2f out, slightly impeded 1 1/2f out, completely tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Hareth (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Feb (flat).
Spare A Thought (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Towards rear, closer in moderate 9th approaching straight, never a factor, 10th of 18, well behind Blow The Doors Off (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.