Baby's Hot has yet to finish in a place in six starts over fences but would probably have done so but for being brought down at Thurles last week. Tarquinius doesn't win very often but has slipped to a fair mark and ran his best race for some time at Punchestown last month. Days Ahead was having only his third start over fences when beating what looked a fair field of beginners at Tramore and though he's been done no favours by the assessor there's more to come and he should be in the mix. Prince Of Leisure has been plagued by injuries over the years and hasn't done as well as expected but he looked in very good form when scoring at Kilbeggan in August and his latest defeat came over hurdles. With Ben Dalton able to claim 5lb the veteran should get competitive though TALAB looks the one to beat. Dessie Hughes sent him to Cheltenham for an amateurs' event last month and he ran very well to finish third. He's yet to win over fences but this looks a good opportunity and Mark Enright's claim is a bonus.
Kyle's Turn (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Prominent, moderate 2nd before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 8l behind Wellforth (10-12) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Aug.
Linnel (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching 6 out, no extra from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Carlito Brigante (11-4) at Killarney 2m 6f nov chs gd in May, 11 ran.
Days Ahead (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 7th, challenged 2 out, soon led, stayed on well to just hold on at the finish, won at Tramore 2m beg chs sft in Oct beating The Folkes Choice (11-5) by nk, 14 ran.
Mat Hill (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway and ridden along 5 out, no extra from next, 5th of 8, 32l behind Ballinahow Lady (10-2) at Wexford 2m 6f chs gd in Oct.
Prince Of Leisure (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, 8th of 11, 18l behind Dactik (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.
Trabajo (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, slight peck 4th, niggled along from 6 out, ridden approaching next, no extra 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Drive Time (11-10) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Sep.
Sea Master (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no extra approaching 5 out, weakened, 9th of 18, well behind Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.
Baizically (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, mistake 1st, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 7th of 18, 43l behind Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.
Talab 20-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, not fluent 8th, ridden after 15th, went 3rd flat, stayed on, 3rd of 17, 10l behind Hunters Lodge (10-9) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Oct.
Tarquinius (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd entering straight, soon ridden and no impression in 3rd last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 21, 6l behind Highdownhill (11-12) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 hvy in Oct.
Baily Dusk (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Prominent and led after 1st, just headed when fell 4 out, in a race won by Sweeney Tunes (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct, 16 ran.
Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, headway into 8th 3 out, ridden and weakened before next, ridden, 12th of 18, well behind Ballygill Gale (10-12) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Sep.
Baby's Hot (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 3rd before 4 out where hampered and brought down, in a race won by Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct, 18 ran.
Dont Tell De Purty 25-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, weakened 4 out, completely tailed off, 8th of 17, well behind Western Promise (10-6) at Listowel 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Sep.