Raise Hell was tried over 2m4f last time but could only plug on at one pace so may do better over fences. Mad Brian hasn't done much wrong despite his form figures and was only just run out of it by Morning Assembly at Naas on his hurdling debut. He's certain to improve and should get into the argument while Rory's Brother ran well behind Wingtips at Navan in December though he'll need to improve again. DEFY LOGIC has always been well regarded and justified that opinion with a very emphatic bumper success here in November. He's penalised for that and has to concede weight all round but he has dual entries at Cheltenham and should head there with another victory under his belt.
Defy Logic (IRE) 6-4 (11-11) Led and disputed early, soon led, went on from 2f out, stayed on strongly, impressive, won at Fairyhouse 2m 2f N H flat sft in Nov beating Lots Of Memories (11-11) by 35l, 9 ran.
Benagh Rock (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ww in rr, slt prog 5out, up & no impression before 4out, eased & pu 2out, in a race won by Run For Firth (12-0) at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Dec, 11 ran.
Bold Owenie (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Led early, headed after 2nd, chased clear leader when mistake 4th, towards rear after halfway and no threat from 4 out, 10th of 12, 49l behind Third Opinion (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Brave Glen (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, 15th of 20, 47l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Famous Last Words (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, weakened over 6f out, completely tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Mullaghanoe River (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat sft in Dec.
Father Jack (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ridden 7f out, soon struggling, tailed off final 5f, last of 10, well behind Ourmanmassini (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Grove Field (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 6th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 36l behind Ally Cascade (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Oct.
Hunting Party (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 8th 4 out, stayed on without threatening from 2 out, 5th of 14, 33l behind Pride Ofthe Parish (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
I See No Stones (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, closed 6f out, soon tracked leaders, 3rd over 2f out, soon ridden, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 15, 13l behind Bottle Rattler (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f ldy N H flat gd in Sep.
Juan De Gracia (IRE) Milan gelding out of So Supreme.
Known Witness (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, completely tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Mozoltov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Mad Brian (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, headway early straight and ridden to challenge approaching last, kept on same pace under pressure run-in but not match winner, 2nd of 22, 3/4l behind Morning Assembly (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Raise Hell (IRE) 13-8fav (11-4) Chased leaders, slight mistake 3 out, 4th before straight, no impression from before last, soon moderate 3rd and kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Carsonstown Bridge (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Rory's Brother (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, moderate 3rd approaching straight, closed 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Wingtips (11-9) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Pumped Up Kicks (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from after 3 out, 9th of 14, well behind Toye Native (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f mares mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Sweetheart Susan (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 12th of 20, 33l behind Terminal (11-8) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Jan '12.
Rafi De Triana (FR) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 12th of 20, 39l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Grey Lark (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Alw in rr, pu 4out, in a race won by Holy Boot (12-0) at Ballyragget 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 14 ran.
Ballymacrt Boy (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 17, 39l behind Midnight Oil (11-10) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Jan.