Wrong Turn landed a Killarney handicap by 11l but is now 19lb higher despite falling on his two subsequent starts. He'll be a threat if completing without mishap while the five-year-old Love Rory, though very fortunate to land a cross country race at Punchestown last month, can make further progress over regulation fences and is 20lb lower than over hurdles. Down Under won here in May and returned to form at Navan last time but it's BAILY DUSK who is given the nod as he's been in excellent form and thoroughly deserved his convincing victory at Thurles.
Zardsky (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 4 out, 3rd next, under pressure in 4th 2 out, kept on same pace to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 16, 13l behind Daring Article (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs.
Love Rory (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 6th at 22st, left 5th next, ridden in 4th 3 out, left 3rd before 2 out, went 2nd entering straight, stayed on well run-in to lead near line, won at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) in Nov beating Sizing Australia (11-9) by hd, 13 ran.
Mackeys Forge (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division, ridden and no extra before 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 8th of 16, 35l behind Daring Article (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs.
Quartetto (GER) 7-2 (10-13) Soon tracked leaders, reminders 6 out, pushed along 4 out, 6th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 9l behind Rubert (11-3) at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp chs in Nov.
Carry Each Other (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Not fluent 1st and pushed along, soon towards rear, ridden along from 8th, 10th before 7 out, reminders next, no impression 5 out, soon no extra, tailed off,, 7th of 12, well behind Baily Dusk (10-10) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Nov.
The Hard Hat (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden before 3 out, no extra in 6th when hampered and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Daring Article (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs, 16 ran.
Down Under (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, mistake 5 out and soon pushed along, ridden entering straight, 8th 2 out, moderate 4th when left 3rd at last, kept on without threatening to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 19, 1 3/4l behind Good Egg (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116.
Wrong Turn (IRE) 13-8fav (11-1) Chased leaders, 5th before 4 out, tracking winner in 2nd when fell 2 out, in a race won by Araglen Lad (10-10) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 in Nov, 8 ran.
Baily Dusk (IRE) 13-8fav (10-10) Soon led, joined 2 out, narrowly headed when left clear last, stayed on well run-in,, won at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Nov beating Tico (11-5) by 8l, 12 ran.
Carhue (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, mistake 6th, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 12th of 14, 46l behind Golden Ticket (11-5) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
Whats On The Menu (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders early, moderate 6th approaching 5 out, towards rear from 3 out, jumped badly left last 2, tailed off,, 7th of 9, 50l behind Mitebeall Forluck (11-5) at Clonmel 2m hcp chs 0-116 gd.
Emperor Concerto 7-2 (11-3) Led, headed 3rd and chased leader, slight mistake 7th, dropped to 4th and mistake 7 out, ridden in rear and weakened next, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Twin Plan (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Nov, 8 ran.
Mia's Vic (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and lost place before 3 out, moderate 7th 2 out, kept on one pace run-in to go 4th closing stages, 4th of 11, 18l behind Kylecrue (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd.
Molly's Boy (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway into 6th halfway, went 2nd 2 out (normally 3 out), pushed along and no extra in 5th entering straight, weakened, blundered last, 13th of 18, well behind Baily Dusk (9-12) at Clonmel 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.
Mark Me Up 20-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, never a factor, no threat from 2 out, 14th of 15, 32l behind Alpha And Omega (11-4) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Second Glance (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, 9th 4 out, soon ridden, 7th 2 out, kept on without threatening, 4th of 19, 5l behind Good Egg (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116.
Heathfield (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Towards rear, no danger approaching straight, 25th of 30, well behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
De Glebe Star (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, close up from 8th, mistake 5 out, challenged and mistake 3 out, ridden in 2nd and bad mistake 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 16, 15l behind Refused A Name (10-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 sft.
Cherryantor (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Mid-division best, dropped towards rear and no impression approaching 2 out, 14th of 18, 27l behind Ballylibert (11-0) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Sep.