Dantes King started favourite on his chasing debut over the C&D recently and was travelling well when making a bad mistake two out. He'll have learned from that and should go well while Lios A Choill has a similar profile having been a beaten favourite on his chasing bow at Punchestown where he looked just in need of the experience. Frisco Depot is a very interesting newcomer to fences and is one to keep an eye on but AITMATOV was easily the best of these over timber and can put the experience of his two recent runs over fences to good use and take this.
Aitmatov (GER) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Call The Police (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chs sft in Nov.
Ce Mhead (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Keen hold on outer, soon mid-division, pulled up 7 out, in a race won by Barel Of Laughs (11-10) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gs in Oct, 16 ran.
Colbert Station (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, headway in 10th 2 out, ridden in 7th entering straight, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 7th of 25, 13l behind Prince Rudi (10-8) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 88-130 gd in Apr '10.
Dantes King (IRE) 13-8fav (11-12) Waited with in mid-division, closed approaching 4 out, 4th travelling well before straight, close 3rd when bad mistake 2 out, soon no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 19l behind Up The Beat (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Frisco Depot 33-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, ridden in 5th 2 out, no impression in 6th entering straight, kept on one pace from before last, 4th of 6, 13l behind Spirit of Adjisa (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in May.
Lios A Choill (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Always prominent, 2nd halfway, led briefly entering straight, dropped to 3rd before last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Crash (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs in Dec.
Banjaxed Girl 8-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 16, 13l behind Veiled (9-11) at Cheltenham 2m 5f mrs lst hdl (1) gd in Apr.