In The Well ran his best race to date at Thurles and looks progressive enough to take a hand but Martin Cash has yet to get the hang of chasing. WITNESS OF FASHION arrives from landing a point-to-point and had shown enough under Rules earlier to suggest he's up to winning a moderate handicap of this nature. Refused A Name showed his first sign of ability behind Slew Charm at Downpatrick but Paudi The Punter could prove the main threat as he has run well over hurdles recently and comes here on a much lower mark.
Butney Boy (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, slight mistake 9th, rear and ridden 4 out, no impression, 10th of 12, 45l behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs.
De Glebe Star (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) In rear, ridden entering straight, no impression from 3 out, 8th of 14, 21l behind Go Paddy Go (11-3) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
In The Well (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, 5th before 7 out, moderate 6th and no impression from before straight, left moderate 3rd and kept on same pace from last,, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Baily Dusk (10-10) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Nov.
Lascalahall (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Mid-division, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Good Egg (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116, 19 ran.
Martin Cash (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, soon moderate 3rd, closer halfway, 2nd before 4 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 31l behind Slew Charm (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 gd.
Robyn Rua (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Held up, moderate 9th approaching 4 out, no extra from before straight, 9th of 14, well behind Ballyroe Rambler (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Paudi The Punter (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, soon ridden, weakened from 2 out, 10th of 16, 16l behind Vics Canvas (10-5) at Navan 2m 7f in Nov.
Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Ww, steady prog from 5out, went 3rd 3out, clr 3rd but bhnd when lft clr 2out, rdn & ko, won at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft beating Hix Fix (11-6) by 6l, 17 ran.
Glenanelucy (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, left 2nd 5 out, ridden from 4 out, no impression from next, 5th of 9, 31l behind Barneys Honour (10-12) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Mar.
Garamor Boy (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Settled behind leaders in 4th, closer 6 out, 5th and mistake 4 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 26l behind Golden Ticket (11-5) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
Better Hand (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) In rear, bad peck 8th, no extra and behind from before 5 out, completely tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Sizing Gold (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chs.
Western Island (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Foritsa (10-5) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov, 15 ran.
Refused A Name 25-1 (9-12) Soon led and clear with 2nd, headed after 3rd, reduced advantage halfway, regained lead before 4 out, ridden and headed approaching 3 out where mistake, no extra in 4th before 2 out, left 3rd and kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Slew Charm (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 gd.
Gibbstown (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Ld & disp, adv from 3out, jnd last, no ex late, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Ballyadam Dancer (12-2) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft.
Alright Benny (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 4 out, no impression, 6th of 15, 26l behind Foritsa (10-5) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Personal Shopper 12-1 (10-5) Prominent, led 2nd, ridden and headed after 3 out, no extra and weakened, 7th of 15, well behind Allez Vic (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.