Silverlord has finished runner-up in four of his six starts over timber, including when finding only Mackey's Forge too good at Navan before Christmas. He probably sets the standard here but lacks the scope of DYLAN ROSS. Noel Meade has his string in terrific form and this dual bumper winner will have had plenty of schooling ahead of his debut over obstacles. Rookery Rebel is back over hurdles after a spell over fences but thoroughly exposed and more interesting is Indubitably, who improved on previous efforts when fourth to Talk About Miltown at Fairyhouse last month.
Falcon Island 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 2nd approaching 2 out, no extra before last, 8th of 20, 10l behind Monastrell (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Silverlord (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway in 4th 3 out, challenged travelling well before 2 out where mistake, ridden and kept on from before last, not reach winner run-in, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Mackeys Forge (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft.
Dylan Ross (IRE) Evensfav (11-11) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, improved to challenge 2 1/2f out, led over 2f out, ridden to assert over 1f out, kept on strongly, easily, won at Down Royal 2m N H flat in Nov beating Bandra Bullet (11-4) by 6l, 6 ran.
Noble Jack (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, slightly hampered on inside bend 5f out, ridden and disputing 2nd over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind My Kingdom (9-2) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun (flat).
Rassi Maguire (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Towards rear for most, no impression and kept on same pace from before 3 out, 10th of 17, 44l behind Tadhg (11-2) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Anderson Mcauley (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Rear of mid-division, headway into 8th 6f out, ridden into 5th before straight, no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 20, 23l behind Another Chieftain (12-0) at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat in Oct.
Baraka Boy (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened before straight, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Lucky Spring (11-1) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Eddie Zero (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 15th of 22, well behind Shop Dj (11-7) at Cork 2m 3f mdn hdl sft.
Fascinating Paddy (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Never a factor, 14th of 25, 49l behind Staying Article (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Firm Foundations (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Mid-division best, never a factor, 12th of 18, 38l behind Tilly Ann (9-12) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.
Highland Flash 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division, no extra and weakened from 3 out, tailed off, 17th of 22, well behind Zaidpour (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Indubitably 25-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd after 3 out, no impression leader from before 2 out, lost 2nd run-in, 4th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Talk About Miltown (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Nearest The Pin (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always behind, 14th of 17, well behind Gagewell Flyer (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Respectueux (FR) Robin Des Pres gelding out of Rouge Folie.
Rookery Rebel (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Jumped right, always in rear, mistake 7th, went badly right next and 9th, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Dave's Dream (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Nov.
Se Beag (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) In tch, rdn & outpcd 3out, so aftr 2out, nrst fin, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Solaise (12-0) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp sft in Jun.
Some Fool (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Chased leader, led 6f out, ridden and rider lost whip 2 1/2f out, headed 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 14l behind True Character (11-4) at Navan 2m N H flat sft.
Uncle Taffy (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 10th halfway, weakened before 4 out, 13th of 15, well behind Mount Helicon (11-12) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Nodelay (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway to 2nd 4f out, ridden in 5th 3f out, no extra 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 10l behind Stigh Collain (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mrs N H flat gd in Jul.
Silver Cygnet (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 12th of 18, well behind Quiet Thought (10-8) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl sft in Nov.