Seskinane has changed stables and hasn't quite taken to chasing but his earlier form over hurdles puts him right in the picture. The Job Is Right is penalised for his victory at this level at Cork but ran well behind the impressive Faugheen at Limerick subsequently. Double Irish produced a surprise when easily beating a decent field of maidens at Leopardstown and the runner-up has scored since. MOONSHINE LAD would probably have won four in succession but for falling at Fairyhouse and was amongst the chief sufferers in the Grade 2 at Leopardstown last month run at a crawl and won by Sure Reef. Gordon Elliot's charge will benefit from the likely fast pace and can get back on the winning trail. Don Poli was having only his third start when battling to victory at Thurles and there's much more to come while the trio at the bottom of the card have all won their most recent races though they'll need to step-up in this company.
The Job Is Right 12-1 (11-6) Raced in 3rd, a little slow 6 out, soon 4th, 3rd again approaching 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 2nd into straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace,, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Faugheen (11-3) at Limerick 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Dec.
Captainofthefleet (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, 5th and mistake 4 out, ridden next, no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 6, 19l behind Vautour (11-0) at Punchestown 2m nov hdl Grade 2 (1) in Jan.
Double Irish (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Prominent, mainly 2nd, on terms approaching 2 out, soon led, travelling smoothly early straight, clear from before last, easily, won at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec beating Champagne James (11-12) by 13l, 8 ran.
Goonyella (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, mistake 7th, headway after 17th, soon outpaced, no impression before 5 out, 8th of 20, 20l behind Mountainous (10-0) at Chepstow 3m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.
Moonshine Lad (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear at sedate pace, went 3rd under pressure approaching straight, led approaching last, headed and kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Sure Reef (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 4f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) in Jan.
Seskinane (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Raced in 3rd, closed up from before 7th where not fluent, pushed along approaching 3 out, no impression next, left moderate 2nd from last, 2nd of 5, 12l behind Irish Thistle (11-5) at Navan 2m 4f nov chs sft in Jan.
Don Poli (IRE) 4-5fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, progress to lead before 2 out, challenged approaching last and headed briefly early run-in, kept on well under pressure close home, won at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Jan beating Kerrieonvic (11-4) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Shantou Ed (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, not fluent 4th, progress next, on terms 3 out, mistake 2 out, travelling smoothly between last 2, not fluent last, led run-in, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy beating Halling's Treasure (10-13) by 4l, 20 ran.
The Winkler (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Mid-division, progress into 7th 3 out, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 5th 2 out, 4th last, kept on well run-in to lead close home, won at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl in Jan beating Sizing Granite (11-12) by hd, 20 ran.
Railway Zira (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Led and disputed, led halfway, ridden entering straight, challenged last and jumped left, kept on well under pressure run-in, all out, won at Punchestown 2m mares mdn hdl in Jan beating Dantes Firth (11-7) by 1/2l, 12 ran.