Alton Bay wasn't beaten far in a maiden at Roscommon before reverting to a bumper on this track and winning easily. Cebuano is a decent performer on the level and made a very encouraging debut over hurdles at Punchestown in October. A recent spin at Leopardstown will have put him straight and he should get into the frame. LITTLE ROCKY, three times a winner on the Flat, hasn't quite hit the heights over timber but he's mainly been racing on testing ground and tonight's quicker going could be what's needed to get off the mark. Glebeparkhawk won a point-to-point last month and will be better for his opening run over hurdles though may need further.
Alton Bay (IRE) 2-1fav (12-0) Held up towards rear, progress 3f out, 4th 2f out, ridden to challenge entering straight, led 1f out, quickened clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Ballinrobe 2m NH flat gd in Jun beating Little Haarth (11-7) by 6l, 14 ran.
Cebuano 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to challenge before last, 2nd run-in and kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Empire Of Dirt (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl in Oct.
Little Rocky 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight where tended to edge right, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression, not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 18, 11l behind Ellie Mia (10-11) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jun.
Man Of Erin (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Soon led and clear, reduced lead from before 3 out, joined next, soon headed and 3rd before straight, dropped to 7th at last, no extra, 9th of 24, 23l behind Fourni (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Rising Euro (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Waited with, 10th before halfway, moderate 11th after 3 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Aerlite Supreme (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Bens Hampshire (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Mid div until fair 8th when fell 6th, in a race won by Dr Patmassini (11-4) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May '13, 10 ran.
Forced Kin (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 16, 14l behind Pink Hat (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m NH flat gf in Aug.
Glebeparkhawk (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd before 5 out, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 3rd 3 out, left 2nd, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 3rd before last, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 14, 19l behind Up The Hill (11-2) at Roscommon 2m 4f cond mdn hdle gf.
Lisrenny Prince (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Mid-division on outer, ridden 5f out, soon no impression, 15th of 19, well behind Dubh Eile (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f NH flat gd in Jun.
Red Lover 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear, no danger from 5th, weakened after next and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Sizing Granite (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar, 13 ran.
Stimulus Package (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Soon towards rear, dropped behind after 3rd, last of 10, well behind Goodtime Boy (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec '12.
Canitbe (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, not fluent 5 out and reminders, no extra approaching straight, fell 2 out, in a race won by Rathvinden (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec, 24 ran.
Cara Vic (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division on outer, weakened from 4 out, completely tailed off, 23rd of 25, well behind Upazo (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov.