Couleur France has been running well in similar events on testing ground so should have no problems getting involved. LEAVETHELIGHTON has been very unfortunate to come up against a couple of useful winners in his two latest starts and shouldn't remain a maiden for much longer. He gets the vote though Quickasyoucan is progressing with each run and his close third behind Man With Van here in December has been boosted by the winner. Six Senses is one to note as he made a fair reappearance after a very long break at Navan in December. His previous run had been when around three lengths behind the classy Boston Bob on the same track two years earlier. Shuilamach had shown some potential in bumpers before a poor effort at Wexford last March and hasn't been seen since.
Baroque Style (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Towards rear, some headway from 3 out, kept on without threatening from next, 8th of 22, 39l behind Waxies Dargle (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Couleur France (IRE) 5-2fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, progress to dispute 3 out, ridden and headed next, kept on under pressure, no impression and dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 16, 3l behind Pairofbrowneyes (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jan.
It'll Do Rightly (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Ld til jnd 4out, rdn in 2nd 2out, cl up but no ex last, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind King Helissio (11-7) at Maralin 3m ire ptp hvy in Oct '12.
Leavethelighton (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Soon led, joined from 3rd, headed 6 out, remained close up, on terms again before straight, led 3 out, strongly pressed next, headed run-in, kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Wounded Warrior (11-9) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Quickasyoucan (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, progress into 4th 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 8l behind Man With Van (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Say It Again (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Soon tracked leaders, 6th from 3 out, moderate 8th and no impression from before straight,, 7th of 12, 21l behind Gort An Chnoic (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f gd in Dec.
Six Senses (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, headway from 3 out, ridden in 9th on outer next, kept on without threatening from last, never nearer, 5th of 17, 17l behind Festive Felon (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
So Valentino (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression early straight, 8th 2f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 4th close home, 4th of 12, 22l behind Ceasar Milan (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat hvy in Dec '12.
Brave Geri (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and no impression entering straight, no extra, 10th of 15, well behind Miss Mardan (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m mares n h flat in Jan.
Dream Beat 50-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, dropped to poor 5th after 6f, pushed along after halfway, dropped to last 6f out, soon no danger, 5th of 6, well behind Fine Rightly (12-0) at Navan 2m nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) in Dec.
Its Now Or Never (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Mid div & ur 6th, in a race won by Shesaportrait (11-11) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft in Dec, 17 ran.
Shantou Shine (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 12th early, mistake 6 out, no extra approaching straight, 12th of 16, well behind Benrouge (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Shuilamach (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra over 4f out, 8th of 16, 38l behind Young Ambition (11-1) at Wexford 2m 4f mares n h flat hvy in Mar.
Without Wings (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, no extra from 5 out and behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Urano (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Jan, 18 ran.