Dual bumper winner Rathvinden and RICH COAST, now rated 110 on the Flat after his victory in a Listed race here in October, can fight this out. The former has been very impressive in his two starts under Rules and has an obvious chance on his hurdling debut but the latter may have his measure unless the ground turns very testing. O Maonlai looks easily the best of those with form over hurdles after his very good third behind subsequent Grade 1 winner The Tullow Tank at Naas. Barack won five times on the level though he's getting on a bit to be making a hurdling debut.
All About Alfie (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear for most, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 17th of 25, well behind City Slicker (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl in May.
Ballyine (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, 17th of 20, 34l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Barack (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Dwelt and in rear, pushed along and some headway on outer entering straight, kept on one pace without threatening, 8th of 14, 6l behind Castle Guest (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Nov (flat).
Benrouge (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th before 4 out, 3rd approaching 3 out, 4th 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace,, 5th of 15, 13l behind Oscar Chimes (10-11) at Thurles 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Nov.
Curragh Hall (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division and 10th halfway, 6th 3 out, ridden and no extra in 7th 2 out,, 8th of 18, 28l behind Giantofaman (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Dromnea (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 4 out, improved to lead entering straight, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra in 4th last, kept on one pace, 5th of 20, 7l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Get In Pat (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden 4 out, weakened, 7th of 9, 38l behind Grey Monk (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Golden Rascal (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Led before 2nd, ridden and headed entering straight, weakened before 2 out, 18th of 20, 35l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Hangar Five (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, driven along in 4th approaching 2 out, no extra, 5th of 14, 35l behind Moveable Asset (11-2) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Aug '12.
Itsonthelist (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Waited with towards rear and raced towards outer, pushed along at stages, no impression from 3f out, 11th of 14, 34l behind Back To Bracka (11-7) at Galway 2m N H flat hvy in Oct.
King Blue (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th approaching 4 out, no impression in 3rd from before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 11l behind Ballyroe Rambler (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
O Maonlai (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, headway into 2nd 2 out, ridden before last, no extra in 3rd run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 20, 5l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Olor (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 5th, ridden in moderate 5th 4 out, soon no impression, 5th of 9, 29l behind Grey Monk (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Once And Always (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd before halfway, poor 2nd approaching straight, mistake 3 out, soon lost place and no impression, 5th of 19, 35l behind Real Steel (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Rathvinden (IRE) 4-5fav (12-0) Soon led, headed after about 3f and raced in 2nd after, challenged and led again from 2f out, soon clear, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Cork 2m N H flat in Nov beating Flags Pass (11-7) by 12l, 8 ran.
Refractor (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, no danger from 3 out,, 15th of 18, well behind Giantofaman (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Rich Coast 5-1 (9-7) Chased leader in 2nd, challenged 2f out, ridden to narrow lead 1 1/2f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong and asserted closing stages, won at Cork 1m Listed stks (1) in Oct beating Brendan Brackan (9-12) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran (flat).
Theos Well 6-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, moderate 4th for most, closed straight, no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 14l behind Rathvinden (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Nov.
Brite Spark (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Led, not fluent 1st, headed from 3rd, remained prominent, 6th before 4 out, soon no extra,, 14th of 15, well behind Oscar Chimes (10-11) at Thurles 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Nov.
Canitbe (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before straight, 7th and slight mistake 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Pumbaa (11-8) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl in Nov, 14 ran.
County Champions (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no impression approaching straight and moderate 10th before 2 out, 11th of 18, 40l behind Love On Top (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Floradive (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4f out, kept on one pace in straight,, 11th of 14, 41l behind Western Boy (11-11) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Nov.
Miss Island (IRE) Dr Massini mare out of Valley.
Who Let De Dogsout (IRE) 9-2fav (11-4) Held up early, improved to chase leaders after 5f, 3rd halfway, 2nd 5f out, ridden to challenge entering straight, 2nd and no impression winner under 2f out, disputed 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace to 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 14, 20l behind Ballykeereen (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 2f mrs N H flat hvy in May.