High Desert completed a double before running poorly when stepped up in class at Leopardstown. In The Haven pulled up behind today's rival Moiqen at Thurles before a better effort over 2m3f at Downpatrick. Moiqen makes his handicap debut over fences and should go well from a reasonable mark but this can go to REALITY DOSE. Liz Doyle's charge was a very easy winner at Naas in January and was still in touch when falling at Navan a couple of weeks ago. Mark Me Up finished third in that latter event but the selection would probably have beaten him had he stood up.
Thouva (FR) 12-1 (10-11) Mid-division best, no impression 4 out, pulled up before 2 out (poor visibility), in a race won by Rich Revival (10-13) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Wilde Wit Pleasure (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, 5th approaching straight and no impression in 4th when mistake 2 out, no extra, 5th of 9, 21l behind Viaduct Joey (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-123 in Feb.
High Desert (GER) 4-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, weakened 2 out, 12th of 14, well behind Competitive Edge (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Jan.
Moiqen (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Settled mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 3rd after 4 out, improved to challenge 2 out, soon disputed, ridden in narrow lead before last, strongly pressed last, kept on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m beg chase hvy in Feb beating Stradbally (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Tabhachtach (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always rear, trailing soon after halfway, completely tailed off, last of 4, well behind Mikael D'Haguenet (11-12) at Thurles 2m 4f nov chs hvy in Jan.
A New Day (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Towards rear, hampered 2nd, some headway into 6th 3 out, no extra from before next, 9th of 12, 47l behind Bangonform (10-11) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Oct.
Reality Dose (IRE) 11-2 (10-3) Tracked leaders, 4th when brought down 5 out, in a race won by Barneys Honour (10-12) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft, 9 ran.
In The Haven (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden after 4 out and left moderate 3rd next, no impression approaching 2 out, kept on one pace under pressure run-in to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Deputy Consort (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102.
Sandeel Bay (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, 6th of 14, 33l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase in Feb.
Mark Me Up 13-2 (10-2) Held up in rear, closer in 4th 4 out, ridden from next, 3rd 2 out, disputing 2nd when mistake at last, no extra in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 9, 14l behind Barneys Honour (10-12) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft.