It's difficult to know what to make of VAL DE FERBET after his maiden victory at Pau in December but this isn't the toughest of starts and he can make a successful debut for Willie Mullins. Seskinane has been alternating between hurdles and fences and will enjoy the trip and conditions while Flaming Dawn found 2m7f stretching his stamina at Navan after two very impressive victories at Tramore. Aerlite Supreme has disappointed since his maiden victory on heavy going at Galway in October.
Aerlite Supreme (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, mainly 4th, ridden and no impression before 3 out, weakened and completely tailed off, left poor 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 5, well behind Mazuri Cowboy (11-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hdl hvy in Dec.
Captainofthefleet (IRE) 2-1fav (11-6) Tracked leader and led 2nd, not fluent 3rd, ridden and joined 2 out, headed entering straight and 3rd before last, no impression run-in, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Mister Hotelier (11-6) at Wexford 2m 4f hdl.
Flaming Dawn (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up early, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th 3 out, left 3rd approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, no extra last, 4th closing stages, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Thunder And Roses (10-13) at Navan 2m 7f nov hdl sft.
Say It Again (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Led, headed 1st, led 3rd, ridden and headed after 3 out, badly hampered approaching 2 out, 5th 2 out, no extra before last, 7th of 9, 19l behind Thunder And Roses (10-13) at Navan 2m 7f nov hdl sft.
Seskinane (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Settled 3rd, dropped to rear after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, kept on one pace, stayed on into 3rd run-in, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Un Beau Matin (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl sft.
Val De Ferbet (FR) 7-2 (10-3) won at Pau(FR) 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Dec beating Voiture (10-3) by 8l, 11 ran.
Late Night Deed 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, dropped off leaders 4th, moderate 5th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden and no impression before next, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 20l behind Cailin Annamh (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mrs nov hdl gf in Aug.