It will be a shock if TURNANDGO is beaten here. Willie Mullins' charge couldn't quite cope with The Tullow Tank at Naas, which looked disappointing at the time, but the winner has since landed the Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse. Gort An Chnoic was 12 lengths behind the selection at Naas and looks well held but Polish Partisan, a close third to Clonard Lad at Naas, was unsettled by a mistake at Fairyhouse and can do much better. Willow Grange improved when stepped up in trip last time and may do best of the remainder.
Polish Partisan (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 6th approaching 4 out, no extra next and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Housekeeper (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov, 15 ran.
Turnandgo (IRE) 8-11fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 4 out, led 2 out, ridden before last, kept on run-in, headed closing stages and no extra, 2nd of 20, 1 1/2l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Glenwood For Ever (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th 4f out, ridden 3f out, no impression entering straight, 7th of 12, 29l behind Unic De Bersy (12-0) at Tipperary 2m 2f N H flat hvy in May.
Gort An Chnoic (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Led briefly early, impeded a little at 4th, squeezed for room between last 2, soon no impression under pressure in 3rd and kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 11l behind The Job Is Right (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
Grey Chimneys (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 6th before halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from 5 out, 11th of 16, well behind The Job Is Right (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
Halls Bridge (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 9th 4f out, ridden in moderate 5th 3f out, no impression in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 17, 22l behind De Glebe Star (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat sft in May.
Once In A Lifetime (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 10th before halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from 5 out, 8th of 16, 43l behind The Job Is Right (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
Ring Ben (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, 8th at 5th, no extra from 3 out, 10th of 16, well behind Not For Changing (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Sadler's Stripes 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden along 6f out, under pressure in 5th 4f out, kept on one pace to moderate 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 7, 42l behind Dr Schultz (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat gd in Jul.
Say It Again (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, ridden in 5th after 3 out and moderate 4th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 24l behind Faugheen (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl in Nov.
Stay With It (IRE) Overbury gelding out of No Small Plans.
Up The Vic (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Chased leader and 7th halfway, ridden in 6th after 3 out and no impression early straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 25l behind Hard Bought (11-4) at Clonmel 2m am hcp hdle 80-95 sft in Oct.
Willow Grange (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, 4th 3 out and ridden in 3rd after next, no impression before last and kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Gold Patrol (11-1) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl gd in Nov.