Winning point-to-pointers Bulletproof, Lisrose and Sure Thyne are likely to do better in time but this shouldn't take much winning despite the big field. STAR NEUVILLE, another who won between the flags and also a bumper, was sent off a short-priced favourite on his hurdling bow at Naas but fluffed his lines and was well beaten. The experience should have done him good, however, and he can make amends over this much shorter trip. Willie Mullins saddles the newcomer Toostrong, a French-bred related to several winners, and the market should be watched to gauge whether he's ready for this test.
Bulletproof (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, 8th before straight, mistake and no impression from 3 out, 7th of 20, 34l behind Jetson (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Duomo Di Milano (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 15th of 19, well behind Toon River (11-12) at Gowran Park 3m mdn hdl in Apr.
Hidden Shamrock (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before 3 out, 9th of 18, well behind Better Times (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Just Two Numbers 8-1 (10-10) Soon chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2 out, no extra from before last, 9th of 16, 23l behind Armaramak (11-6) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens09 fm in Jun '09.
Moyliss Mill (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Led, strongly pressed and headed approaching 3 out, soon no extra in 5th, 5th of 16, 29l behind Minella Humour (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Aug.
Munster Fusilier (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Soon led, headed over 5f out, soon dropped to 5th and no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 20l behind Giant's Quest (9-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks gd in Jul (flat).
Star Neuville (FR) Evensfav (11-12) Prominent racing keenly, close 5th halfway, slight mistake 3 out, no extra from 2 out, weakened, 11th of 17, 42l behind One In A Milan (11-12) at Naas 3m mdn hdl in Nov.
Worrel Creek (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 7th of 9, 39l behind Boston Bob (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
Gimli's Return (IRE) 22-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders racing keenly, 3rd halfway, no extra after 3 out, weakened, 10th of 18, 49l behind Corbally Ghost (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Prince Of Diamonds (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 15, 35l behind Tackmaster (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Thomond Park (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 11th halfway, headway into 7th 3f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 30l behind Make Your Mark (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Nov.
Toostrong (FR) (10-1) won at Seiches-Sur-Loir(FR) 1m 5f n h flat in Dec '10 beating Toscane Du Roc (9-11) by 5l, 2 ran.
Troubled (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of Tart Of Tipp.
Crying Aloud (USA) 20-1 (8-1) Dwelt, towards rear, some progress over 4f out, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Goldplated (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f app hcp 50-75 gd in Aug (flat).
Lisrose (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, ridden in 10th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 28l behind Sous Les Cieux (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Sure Thyne (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 10th halfway, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden into 5th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 22l behind Sous Les Cieux (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Grove Kid (IRE) Rudimentary gelding out of Cooksgrove Rosie.
Mai Maisie (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 8th approaching straight, soon no extra, 15th of 17, 27l behind Hats And Heels (11-4) at Cork 2m mares n h flat 4yo sft in Nov.
Best Legend (IRE) 4-6 (12-0) Alw pr, cl up 3out, ld bef 2out where b mstk & ur, in a race won by Ballyboker Boy (12-0) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May, 12 ran.