This looks a strong maiden and Willie Mullins complicates matters by saddling Midnight Game and Theleze. Both were winners in France and have shown potential for their new connections with the former, who ran in a Grade 1 last time, possibly the better of the pair at this stage. Bombadero has done well and was only a length behind Monksland at Navan last time while Joxer has performed with credit in bumpers and is the type to make a nice hurdler. COMPETITIVE EDGE ran a cracking race behind two useful rivals at Gowran last time and with further progress guaranteed he's taken to get off the mark for Conor O'Dwyer.
Alluvium 33-1 (9-5) Always behind, hampered and pulled up near finish, in a race won by Star Power (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov '10, 14 ran (flat).
Alubari 6-1 (9-6) Settled in rear of mid-division well off clear leaders, closer entering straight, no impression from 1 1/2f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Home Secretary (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f Handicap (60-75) (3yo+) pol (flat).
Bombadero (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 3 out, challenged after 2 out, ridden in close 2nd approaching last, led after last, headed close home and no extra, 2nd of 21, 1l behind Monksland (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
Cave Artist (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 10th of 13, 41l behind Benny's Fagartha (10-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Competitive Edge (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 7th approaching straight, soon no impression, went moderate 3rd and kept on without threatening from last, 3rd of 17, 12l behind Cash And Go (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo nov hdl sft in Nov.
Futuramic (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden into 6th 3f out, no impression straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 20l behind Make Your Mark (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Nov.
Garden Morris (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Soon led, headed approaching straight, soon no extra, 9th of 14, well behind Missunited (10-9) at Listowel 2m 4yo nhf in Sep.
High Kings (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra approaching straight, weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Its The Ice I Like (11-7) at Clonmel 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 7th of 14, 20l behind Ludo Et Emergo (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Joxer (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Held up in touch, progress into 3rd entering straight, ridden in close 2nd 2f out, strongly pressed winner 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Moscow Mannon (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft.
Midnight Game 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th when blundered 2 out, kept on one pace without threatening, 4th of 6, 21l behind Sous Les Cieux (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) sft.
Present Potential (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Mid-division, moderate 7th 4 out, kept on same pace from next, mistake last, 6th of 16, 14l behind Mississippi River (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
Ri An Domhnaigh (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd over 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight, 5th of 15, 12l behind Saint Gervais (12-0) at Galway 2m N H flat gd in Jul.
Seventy Three (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, kept on one pace straight, 10th of 21, 45l behind Monksland (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, ridden early straight, no impression in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 10l behind Turban (11-2) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Bold Article (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 12, 37l behind Joxer (11-3) at Punchestown 2m N H flat in Oct.
Jewel Star (IRE) unknown sire filly out of unknown dam.
Theleze (FR) 8-11fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd halfway, pushed along and dropped to 3rd before last, no impression run-in, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Rossa Parks (10-8) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in Nov.