KALMANN, a winner over timber on testing ground at Auteuil last November, had his first start for Willie Mullins in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham but he's been bought for chasing and is expected to make a winning start. Golanbrook will prove a test as though he's yet to score over fences in eight starts he's come up against strong opposition. Worldor, twice a winner over hurdles at this time a year ago, made a reasonable debut over fences at Navan last month and should win his share of races but Teelin Star needs his jumping problems ironing out if he's to fulfil his potential.
Finisterre 50-1 (11-6) Always behind, 7th of 8, well behind Beachdale Lad (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f nov chs gf in Jun.
Golanbrook (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, no impression last, kept on same pace, 4th of 18, 8l behind Road To Riches (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs in Nov.
Teelin Star (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Led, slow jump 7th and headed, regained lead before 4 out, fell next, in a race won by Back Off Mate (11-11) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs in Oct, 14 ran.
Worldor (FR) 9-1 (11-12) Settled towards rear, 7th halfway, pushed along and no impression after 2 out, left moderate 5th last, 5th of 10, 25l behind The Shepherd King (11-12) at Navan 2m beg chs in Nov.
He Rock's (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden 4f out, weakened approaching 2f out, 9th of 10, 35l behind The Winkler (11-3) at Galway 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Oct.
Kalmann (FR) 14-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, some headway when hit 2 out, no impression, 13th of 24, 31l behind Flaxen Flare (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gs in Mar.