The return to action of the once highly-promising Flat Out after almost three years off will capture attention though he's likely to be back over fences shortly. CAPTAIN CEE BEE has reverted to hurdling in superb style and landed a Grade 2 at Tipperary last month. He couldn't quite cope when sent over a longer trip for the first time at Navan and, though this is obviously a difficult task, he can prove up to it. Fosters Cross ran well for a long way in that Tipperary event and is 11lb better off so should get much closer while Pink Coat has been going well and will be suited by the likely strong pace. Lastoftheleaders is better known as a chaser but he's 19lb lower over hurdles and scored at Galway the last time he ran over the smaller obstacles so he's a big threat.
Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 15-8fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 1st, 3rd halfway, pushed along entering straight and mistake 2 out, no impression in 3rd approaching last and no extra run-in, 3rd of 5, 18l behind Dedigout (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f hdl G2 (1).
Flat Out (FR) 3-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 2nd 5 out, improved to lead before 2 out where bad mistake and unseated rider, in a race won by Realt Dubh (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f nov chs G1 (1) sft in Jan '11, 6 ran.
Benash (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th into straight, in pursuit from before last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 16, 4l behind Run With The Wind (11-12) at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs in Sep.
Kalann (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, hampered 4th, some headway last, never dangerous, 13th of 18, 19l behind Dell' Arca (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd.
Fosters Cross (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Held up, closer in 5th after 5 out, no extra from before 2 out, 6th of 9, 24l behind Protaras (10-9) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-140 sft.
Lastoftheleaders (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Held in in rear, never a factor, behind when pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Carlingford Lough (10-7) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Jul, 22 ran.
Maxim Gorky (IRE) 5-2fav (10-10) Settled mid-division, 5th halfway, dropped to 7th before straight, ridden and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 13l behind Time To Work (10-11) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-150.
One Fine Day (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along entering straight, edged left before 2 out where challenged, ridden in 3rd before last, soon no extra, 7th of 9, 16l behind Time To Work (10-11) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-150.
Mister Hotelier (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, challenged briefly before straight, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no extra in 4th last, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 6l behind Fiery Oscar (11-2) at Listowel 2m hcp hdl sft in Sep.
Pink Coat 5-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, headway after halfway and went 4th 2 out, soon checked and ridden in 6th before last, kept on under pressure run-in, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Courtncatcher (10-12) at Naas 2m 4f in Oct.
King William (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Raced in rear, went moderate 3rd before 6th, ridden to go 2nd from early straight, no impression from before last where bad mistake and unseated rider, in a race won by Ally Cascade (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft, 4 ran.
Star Of Aragon (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, ridden after 6th, well beaten before 3 out, 8th of 10, 44l behind Karinga Dancer (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gs in Oct.
Theatre Mill (IRE) 11-4 (11-10) Led, mistake 3rd, challenged when mistake and headed 2 out, soon ridden in 2nd, no impression winner when mistake last, kept on one pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 5, 17l behind Carriganog (11-6) at Wexford 2m nh nov hdl sft in Oct.