Although TURBAN will be making his debut over fences, he'll be a short price to make a winning start and looks to have been found a good opportunity. He hasn't won over hurdles since his debut last November but has come up against some decent opposition and has rarely been disgraced. Castle Wings did well over hurdles but hasn't quite lived up to expectations over fences but Pineau De Re is one to watch. Philip Fenton's charge, a useful hurdler on his day, is taking his time to warm to the bigger obstacles but was noted going on at the finish last time and can get into the mix here. Please Talk is another useful hurdler who should have done better over fences, a remark that also applies to Savello.
Beeverstown (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Prominent, led 3rd, jumped left, clear of remainder with winner from 6 out, joined 3 out, headed and no extra from before straight, fell 2 out, in a race won by Dedigout (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Nov, 7 ran.
Blaze Of Fire 50-1 (11-12) Always rear, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Marito (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Boland's Corner (GER) 25-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, fell 8th, in a race won by Boston Bob (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chs hvy, 8 ran.
Castle Wings (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, distant 5th early straight and left 4th 2 out, left moderate 3rd after last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 14l behind Dream Function (11-5) at Clonmel 2m 3f beg chs.
Dingaling (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, left moderate 4th when hampered 4 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Mikael D'Haguenet (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy.
Moiqen (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Settled in rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, headway approaching straight and went 5th 2 out where blundered, kept on one pace to go 4th closing stages, 4th of 15, 11l behind Ros Brin (11-2) at Clonmel 2m beg chs.
Pineau De Re (FR) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 10th halfway, never a factor, moderate 7th 3 out, kept on one pace in straight, 5th of 16, 29l behind Marito (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Please Talk (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression under pressure from 4 out, 8th of 11, 47l behind Canaly (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs sft.
Savello (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra in distant 8th entering straight, left 7th 2 out and left moderate 5th after last, 5th of 15, 28l behind Dream Function (11-5) at Clonmel 2m 3f beg chs.
Tales Of Milan (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, pecked on landing 6th, never a factor, 12th of 15, 32l behind Ros Brin (11-2) at Clonmel 2m beg chs.
Turban (FR) 5-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, off the pace, closed from before 3 out, switched to challenge next, struggling to get to winner when mistake last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Shrapnel (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft in Nov.
Viaduct Joey (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Mid-division best, dropped towards rear and no danger 6 out, 11th of 15, well behind Alf Wright (11-7) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Aug.