Beach Of Falesa is the only filly in the race and Aidan O'Brien's four-times Flat winner performed with credit on her hurdling debut at Navan and has to be respected with her allowance. WRATH OF TITANS, a winning point-to-pointer and bumper, tried to match strides with the useful Moyle Park at Navan but couldn't quite get there and eventually lost second place close home. He'll have learned from that and looks the one to be on. The Winkler is a real threat as the dual bumper winner ran a fine race against the very useful Faugheen on his debut over hurdles at Navan where the longer trip just found him out. Daneking landed a 2m1f handicap on the Flat for John Gosden last October before joining Willie Mullins and made a very encouraging debut over hurdles behind The Game Changer at Cork, though he'll probably do better over further. Western Boy and Stuccodor are others to note in a race that should produce plenty of future winners.
Attraction Ticket 66-1 (11-2) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 19th of 30, well behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
Chancol (FR) 11-4 (11-11) Mid-division, 6th 3f out, went 4th and ridden 1 1/2f out, led on inner 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Navan 2m N H flat beating Lord Scoundrel (11-6) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Daneking 6-4 (11-7) Led, challenged 5th and headed before next, pushed along 3 out, ridden in 3rd next, kept on run-in to 2nd close home, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind The Game Changer (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Karkasar (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Mid-division, fell 6th, in a race won by Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl, 30 ran.
Killiney Court (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 18th of 30, well behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
Kylestyle (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd from 3 out, no impression from next, kept on one pace,, 5th of 16, 7l behind Lucky Bridle (11-7) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Nov.
Moreece (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, improved to dispute lead on outer before last, headed early run-in, stayed on well under pressure, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Oscar's Passion (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Nailed On (IRE) Milan gelding out of Pebble Hill.
Ocean Glandore (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Always behind, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 21st of 30, well behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
Sabroclair (FR) 12-1 (11-4) Waited with towards rear, progress to chase leaders straight, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 22, 18l behind Storm Of Swords (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gs in Apr.
Sizing Codelco (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of La Zingarella.
Stuccodor (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden early straight and soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace inside final furlong, dropped to 4th final 50 yards, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Euphrasia (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 2f Listed stks (1) sft in Oct (flat).
The Winkler (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 3 out, no impression from next, kept on same pace in 3rd from last, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Faugheen (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f nh nov hdl.
Tiger Trek (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 6th approaching straight, no extra from before 2 out, 10th of 30, well behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Western Boy (IRE) 11-8fav (11-11) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, progress to dispute briefly over 4f out, led entering straight and asserted well over 1f out, kept on well,, won at Thurles 2m N H flat in Nov beating Mm Dazzler (11-9) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Wrath Of Titans (IRE) 11-4 (11-9) Tracked leaders, went close 2nd after 3 out, ridden next, kept on same pace from last, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 19, 6l behind Moyle Park (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 9-4 (11-4) Rear of mid-division on inner and pulled hard early, soon towards rear, headway into 7th 3 out, soon ridden, 5th next, went 3rd at last, no extra run-in and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 19, 8l behind Urticaire (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.