After 34 starts under National Hunt Rules, Dancing Tornado has his first run on the Flat though no doubt he'll be warming up for Galway. The veteran Impersonator, who won at The Festival last August, is another likely to need this while Zaralabad has only run moderately on his two latest starts though his overall form makes him a threat to all. Natural High is comfortably the form pick, stays the trip and has no problems with the going though he's unraced since October and is another who will be aiming for one of the better prizes at Galway where his trainer has unrivalled success. JACK COOL started favourite for a handicap at the Curragh last month won by Bob Le Beau but found 1m4f too short. He'd been in superb form over timber earlier and can make his stamina count here.
Fantasy King 14-1 (10-3) Rear of mid-division on inner, kept on same pace straight, 10th of 24, 13l behind Admiral Barry (11-0) at Curragh 1m 6f am hcp in Sep.
Zaralabad (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 9, 8l behind Zerashan (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 4f ext hcp gf in May.
Dancing Tornado (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, stayed on under pressure approaching last, went 2nd flat, never reached winner, 2nd of 18, 2 3/4l behind Little Josh (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Nov.
Impersonator 33-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, went 4th early straight, no extra in 3rd from well over 1f out, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Directa King (10-9) at Limerick 2m stks gd in Jun '10.
Jack Cool (IRE) 7-2fav (8-7) Mid-division, 11th halfway, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 19, 8l behind Bob Le Beau (9-11) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in May.
Kirbybroguelantern (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Soon prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed under 3f out, dropped to 5th 2f out, one pace, 5th of 9, 8l behind Endless Intrigue (11-11) at Killarney 2m 1f am stks (4yo+) gf in Aug.
Lisselan Blue Sky (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, weakened from 3f out, 11th of 14, 23l behind Mr Pianist (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Natural High (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Disputed early, soon chased leader, 2nd halfway, improved to lead 3f out, ridden and challenged entering straight, headed under 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, pushed for 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Donnas Palm (11-4) at Galway 1m 6f stks gd in Oct.
Satwa King (FR) 20-1 (10-7) Held up, progress under 5f out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 6th of 9, 14l behind The Last Don (10-7) at Listowel 1m 6f stks.
Destined For Fame (IRE) 40-1 (10-2) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 14, well behind Donnas Palm (11-4) at Galway 1m 6f stks gd in Oct.
Kayanna's Back (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Made all, clear until blundered 4th, edged clear again from 2 out, stayed on well, easily, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Oct beating Jim Bowie (11-3) by 5l, 20 ran.
Regresa A Mi (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased clear leader, closer in 4th entering straight, driven along and no extra from over 1f out, 8th of 17, 9l behind Bondage (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gf.