TEOCHT didn't run as a two-year-old and took some time to warm up last season but ended with a double and, as she is just 3lb higher, can make a successful return. Marchese Marconi is no stable star but likes the ground and trip and can reverse last season's Limerick form with Fleur De Nuit on favourable terms. Hurricane Ridge was in good form over hurdles when last seen in October and is well enough treated to make his presence felt while Cullentry Royal will be fit enough having had a recent run at Down Royal, though the going could be a problem.
Fleur De Nuit (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Chased leaders, improved to dispute lead and ridden 2f out, soon headed, no extra over 1f out, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kerisa (8-8) at Sligo 1m 4f fll hcp in Aug.
Cullentry Royal 14-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, some progress early straight and ridden in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 6l behind Carried (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Feb.
Marchese Marconi (IRE) 7-4fav (11-7) Towards rear, improved on inner 6f out, moderate 7th 5f out, moderate 5th over 2f out, 4th before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 7l behind Mireya (10-2) at Galway 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) hvy in Oct.
Glam Gerry (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, 6th and headway early straight, 5th 1 1/2f out, 2nd and challenged inside final furlong, soon led, stayed on well, won at Navan 2m mdn stks in Oct '12 beating Cairdin (9-4) by 1l, 15 ran.
Truthwillsetufree (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leader and slightly hampered after 2f, 8th halfway, no extra approaching straight and eased when beaten final furlong, 17th of 18, 31l behind Sir Ector (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Nov.
Hidden Universe (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Never a factor, 18th of 27, well behind Voleuse De Coeurs (9-1) at Curragh 2m hcp hvy in Oct '12.
Teocht (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Prominent and disputed lead after 3f, ridden and headed 2f out, rallied under pressure inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct beating Show Court (9-9) by hd, 11 ran.
Whatuthink (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Prominent in chasing group, moderate 2nd 5f out, lost place and no extra from under 3f out, 8th of 13, 20l behind Mireya (10-2) at Galway 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) hvy in Oct.
Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, ridden to chase leaders when not much room over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on, 3rd of 17, 4l behind Placere (11-13) at Curragh 1m 4f gd in Sep.
Silk Hall (UAE) 7-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 4th 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, 7th of 8, 17l behind Moveable Asset (9-7) at Tramore 1m 6f stks gd in Aug.
Achtung 4-1fav (9-6) Reared start, soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 15l behind Posh Boy (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.