WICKLOW BRAVE looks to have frightened away any credible opposition. Willie Mullins' charge completed a hat-trick of bumper victories in the summer and the only drawback is his lack of experience on testing ground. He'll have no problems jumping hurdles and can't be opposed. Golden Silence has shown a glimmer of ability and Street Party scored at Dundalk in November while Synchronicity has been well supported on a couple of occasions so connections must believe he's better than he's been able to show. Hareth may do best of the remainder.
Grey Brief (IRE) Acambaro gelding out of Brief Artist.
Micky Bowe (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Cl up when ro 2nd, in a race won by Sir Abbot (11-9) at Avaune 3m ire ptp gs in Dec, 11 ran.
Star Question (IRE) Millenary gelding out of Any Dough.
Synchronicity (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, moderate 5th approaching 6 out, not fluent 4 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from next,, 5th of 16, 22l behind Chicago (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Vic Approach (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, pushed along from 4 out, no extra after next, 12th of 17, well behind Horendus Hulabaloo (11-8) at Limerick 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Wicklow Brave 5-2fav (11-13) Chased leaders, soon moderate 5th, closer order in 3rd from under 5f out, going well straight and ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Tipperary 2m N H flat gd in Oct beating Western Boy (11-3) by 2l, 11 ran.
Khairmed (IRE) 66-1 (9-6) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, 6th of 10, 18l behind Daymooma (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f fll mdn stks gd in Jun (flat).
Teresa Lisbon (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Prominent, moderate 3rd approaching 6 out, no extra 3 out, soon weakened,, 12th of 16, well behind Chicago (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Freeport 20-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from before 4 out, 6th of 16, 43l behind Abbyssial (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Golden Silence (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Prominent, jumped right at times, lost place and no impression approaching last, 10th of 18, 10l behind Plinth (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Hareth (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up, 9th after 3 out, no impression approaching next,, 8th of 13, 24l behind Windsor Queen (10-7) at Limerick 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Street Party 9-2 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden before straight, no extra 2f out, 6th over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 9l behind Senyuman (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Dec (flat).
White Month 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Chocala (9-4) at Chester 2m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep (flat).
Just Nora (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Took keen hold, prominent, 4th 6f out, no extra from 2f out, 13th of 14, 13l behind Bog War (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec (flat).
Truly Delightful (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 4th early, lost place and no extra from over 1f out, 15th of 18, 13l behind Diesel Ten (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp sft in Oct (flat).