Tony Martin is represented by last months Navan winner Spacious Sky and Buy Back Bob, who has ability but doesn't win as often as he should. DICK DUNDEE had improved dramatically over fences before his two recent falls and can revert to hurdling on a massive 38lb lower mark so he looks the one to be on. Noah Webster followed an impressive hurdling debut victory with a fair run in a better race at Gowran while a 7lb rise shouldn't pose too much of a problem for Emily Gray, who was always travelling nicely when completing a double at Gowran.
Glen Beg (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Led, mistakes, headed 2nd, ridden and no impression from 4 out, 12th of 14, well behind Speckled Wood (11-7) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs sft in Nov.
Never Enough Time (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Chased leaders in mid-division, 5th approaching 3 out, pushed along before 2 out and dropped to 8th entering straight, no extra, 9th of 11, 14l behind City Slicker (10-6) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 in Nov.
Noah Webster (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, in touch in rear approaching 3 out, ridden to chase leaders from next, no impression from before last, kept on, 4th of 10, 7l behind Ange Balafre (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo nov hdl in Nov.
Alf Wright (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, soon weakened, 11th of 24, 10l behind Followmeuptocarlow (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Buy Back Bob (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Towards rear, promising headway approachng 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, already lost 2nd when mistake last, soon beaten, 9th of 16, 22l behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) sft in Nov '12.
Baby Grey 12-1 (10-11) Held up behind leaders, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression, last of 8, 50l behind Darroun (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hdl gd in Jul.
Montrel 9-2 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, some headway early straight and went 5th before last, no impression run-in and kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 7l behind Alpha And Omega (11-4) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Emily Gray (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, closer in 4th approaching straight, switched left to challenge from between last 2, led last, stayed on well to go clear closing stages, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f in Nov beating World Citizen (11-3) by 3l, 13 ran.
The Quiet Hawk (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Ld & clr, red adv 6out, hdd aftr 5out & wknd qckly, cto when pu bef 3out, in a race won by The Hollinwell (12-2) at Boulta 3m ire ptp gd in Nov, 6 ran.
Luke's Benefit (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, pushed along approaching 3 out where slight mistake, moderate 10th entering straight and no extra, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Presenting Beara (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Dick Dundee 9-1 (11-7) Mid-division, fell 6th, in a race won by Sraid Padraig (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f in Nov, 13 ran.
Bothair Clei (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, 3rd 2out, ld app str, ko strongly run-in, won at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan beating Thetalkinsover (12-0) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Marshim (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching straight, no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 10l behind Killcara Boy (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Oscar Zulu (IRE) 7-2fav (11-8) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th before 2 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 17l behind Afatcat (10-11) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-102.
Spacious Sky (USA) 10-1 (10-2) Settled in rear of mid-division, headway early straight and ridden to go 4th before last, kept on well under pressure run-in to lead final 50 yards, won at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov beating Big Generator (11-1) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Luddsdenene (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Settled in rear, headway early straight and 9th 2 out, pushed along in 6th before last but no extra run-in, 9th of 18, 10l behind Spacious Sky (10-2) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.