This has the makings of a very informative contest though chasing newcomer Cootamundra has plenty on his plate and will do well to get involved. The other debutant over the bigger obstacles, Il Fenomeno, has plenty going for him as befits a five-times Flat and dual hurdles winner and he's definitely one to keep an eye on. Aughnacurraveel, a winning point-to-pointer and hurdler, didn't run badly on his chasing bow behind Pride Of The Artic at Tipperary and should step up on that though he'll need to if he's to trouble TWINLIGHT and Argocat. The former, a winner over hurdles in France, fell on his chasing bow last November and reappeared with a promising run over hurdles here last month. He probably didn't have much to do to gain his first success over fences at Listowel but looked a cracking prospect and can see off the challenge of the four-year-old Argocat, who cruised to victory on only his second start over fences at Limerick and has all the allowances.
Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway into 5th 4 out, ridden into 3rd 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Pride Of The Artic (11-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f nov chs (1) hvy.
Cootamundra (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, 9th before 3 out, ridden into 3rd 2 out, no extra entering straight, 4th before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 36l behind Marasonnien (11-10) at Punchestown 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Apr.
Il Fenomeno (ITY) 5-1 (11-7) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Alderwood (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Apr.
Twinlight (FR) 8-15fav (11-10) Made all, jumped well in the main, raced wide, not fluent 3rd, clear for most, a bit slow 4 out, soon in danger of defeat, stayed on well, easily, won at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Sep beating Castle Wings (11-9) by 18l, 6 ran.
Argocat (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 5th 6 out, headway in 4th entering straight, challenged 2 out, led approaching last, easily, won at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft beating Johannisberger (11-11) by 7l, 15 ran.