Kilmurry Kid ran well behind subsequent winner Foritsa at Wexford and is just 2lb higher than his only victory over regulation fences. Lethal Weapon has won three times on the Flat and the same number over hurdles but was having just his fifth outing over fences when a close third to Good Egg at Navan. He's an obvious threat to all while Bangonform has dropped down the ratings and is taking on much lesser opposition than normal. RORY'S BROTHER doesn't have a great deal to recommend him as he's still a maiden after 19 career starts but there's been a glimmer of hope on a couple of occasions and with his young rider claiming 7lb he's taken to spring a surprise in a moderate event. Popaflora was lucky to win at Tipperary before a poor subsequent effort at Galway.
Bangonform (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Soon mid-division, 7th before halfway, no extra from before straight, 11th of 15, 45l behind Miss Xian (11-5) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-116.
Lethal Weapon (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 7th 5 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, 3rd when left 2nd at last, no extra run-in and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 19, 2 1/4l behind Good Egg (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116.
Rory's Brother (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Soon led, mistake 6th and disputed, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, soon no extra, 6th of 11, 26l behind Kylecrue (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd.
Cnoc Na Gcon (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, no extra from 12th and behind when pulled up before 4 out,, in a race won by Sterling Stuff (11-0) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 sft, 18 ran.
Yeoman (FR) 16-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, unseated rider last, in a race won by Sullane Chief (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116, 15 ran.
Popaflora 7-1 (10-0) Soon prominent and raced in 2nd, led before 4 out, joined next, headed last, weakened, 6th of 10, 29l behind Georgie (9-12) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Oct.
Kilmurry Kid (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Always prominent, led from 2nd, joined 5 out, headed 3 out, soon ridden, no impression after 2 out, 4th of 15, 8l behind Foritsa (10-5) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Torremuelle (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, slight mistake 8th, 2nd halfway, ridden and dropped to 4th 3 out, soon no extra, moderate 7th when badly hampered last,, 9th of 18, well behind Sterling Stuff (11-0) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 sft.
Hellofado (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Soon led, clear from before 5 out, not fluent 4 out, jumped left 3 out, reduced lead and headed before 2 out, 4th at last, no impression,, 5th of 9, 6l behind Mitebeall Forluck (11-5) at Clonmel 2m hcp chs 0-116 gd.