There was little between Stradbally and Dul Ar An Ol when they finished second and third respectively at Cork last month. El Mondo was well beaten in the same race and the former pair can figure again. TONER D'OUDAIRIES is making hard work of landing his first win over fences. He failed when starting odds-on at Thurles last time but only by a half a length and Gordon Elliott's charge is taken to make amends in this. Paddy The Stout has something to find with the selection on collateral form with Rupert Lamb but should still get involved with a repeat of his latest third at Navan.
Acapulco Gold (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, 11th of 18, well behind Protaras (11-11) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chs gd in Oct.
Cherryantor (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 6 out, poor 9th 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Toostrong (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase gd.
Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Waited with towards rear, closed up to track leaders from after 3 out, pushed along in 2nd into straight, no extra and kept on same pace from after 2 out, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Leah Claire (10-8) at Limerick 2m hdl gd.
El Mondo (FR) 16-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, slightly hampered 1st, closed 5 out, 6th before 4 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 35l behind A Fine Young Man (11-9) at Cork 2m beg chs in Mar.
Fast Exit (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) In touch, pushed along approaching 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 28l behind On The Feather (10-10) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Native Palm (IRE) 11-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, under pressure and disputing moderate 2nd when left 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner before last, onepaced, 2nd of 14, 12l behind Regal D'estruval (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chs in Oct '11.
Paddy The Stout (IRE) 22-1 (10-13) Waited with, 4th 3 out, soon no impression, kept on into 3rd without threatening closing stages, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Rupert Lamb (11-1) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs.
Sizing Italy (IRE) 11-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 6th 3 out, no extra approaching next, weakened, 12th of 16, 22l behind Supreme Carolina (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m hdl sft in Dec.
Stradbally (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leader, on terms before 2 out, soon headed and no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 4l behind A Fine Young Man (11-9) at Cork 2m beg chs in Mar.
Testoftime (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear, some progress 4 out, moderate 7th 2 out, no extra, 9th of 19, well behind Mad Brian (11-5) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 5-6fav (11-12) Chased leaders in 3rd, 2nd from 6 out, improved to challenge 3 out, slight mistake 2 out, soon ridden in 2nd, stayed on to press leader again last, kept on run-in, held, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Lord Ben (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase gd.
Knocklong (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outer, 7th halfway, distant 6th early straight and left 5th 2 out, left moderate 4th after last, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 15l behind Dream Function (11-5) at Clonmel 2m 3f beg chs in Dec.
Westhaven (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Not fluent 1st, a bit slow 4th, under pressure from 6th, slightly hampered 6 out, very slow jump next and pulled up after, in a race won by Thouva (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs in Dec, 7 ran.