This has been a good race for Dessie Hughes in the past so the newcomer Morney Wing is one to keep an eye on. CHUTE HALL could hardly be expected to match strides with Faugheen at Punchestown but wasn't beaten too far and won't be running into anything of that one's class here so can go one better. Tawseef made a decent start over timber behind Festive Felon at Navan, his first start since arriving from the UK, while both Thornhill Flyer and Inarticulate have been in winning form between the flags recently. But Moonlight Boy landed a point-to-point in February then made an impressive start under Rules in a Cork bumper so is likely to provide the main threat.
Chute Hall (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Led until headed 4th, remained prominent and disputed briefly 7th, pushed along in 3rd after 2 out and soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace to go 2nd run-in, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Faugheen (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl in Nov.
Concordin (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 6th of 15, 46l behind The Housekeeper (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Glenteeneasaigh (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up, no extra from 4f out, 11th of 17, well behind Stack The Deck (11-11) at Limerick 2m nhf sft in Dec.
Itsonthelist (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, ridden along from 3rd, dropped behind from before 4 out, completely tailed off, 20th of 24, well behind Rathvinden (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Moonlight Boy (IRE) 4-1fav (11-11) Keen hold, waited with at ordinary pace, closed to track leaders approaching straight, challenged in 3rd 1 1/2f out, led 1f out and stayed on well to soon draw clear, won at Cork 2m 4f NH flat in Apr beating Double Irish (11-7) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Railway Benefit (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Chsd ldrs until 5th 1/2way, cl en 5th but btn well bef 2out, wknd, 5th of 14, 22l behind Benzel (12-2) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp gd in Dec.
Royal Holly (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up, no impression approaching straight, 15th of 30, well behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Tama Taskin (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, trailing before halfway, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Man With Van (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Tawseef (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division on outer, carried wider at 1st, 9th on outer 3 out, ridden in 6th 2 out, kept on without threatening from last, 4th of 17, 17l behind Festive Felon (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Thornhill Flyer (IRE) 2-1 (11-6) Mid div, slt mstk 1st, prog to 3rd 6out, 3l 3rd gng well app 2out, eff to jn ldr 2out, nrw ldr last, qcknd well run-in, won at Grennan 3m ire ptp in Nov beating Oakledge Lad (11-6) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Authorization 14-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, some headway into 12th early straight, not clear run in 7th after last and switched right, kept on, 6th of 22, 14l behind Peter From Paris (11-9) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Oct.
Morney Wing (IRE) Antonius Pius gelding out of Tillan Fuwain.
Pipe Down (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th 4 out, weakened from next, 16th of 30, 49l behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Shantou Ed (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, mistake 6th, 11th 4 out, no impression from next, 15th of 30, 47l behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Inarticulate (IRE) 2-1 (11-11) Chsd ldrs until 2nd from 6th, 4l 2nd aftr 6out, chall when outjumped 3out, ld aftr 3out, sl adv last, just held on, won at Boulta 3m ire ptp gd in Nov beating For Gortnatona (11-11) by hd, 11 ran.
Maizeys Honour (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace from 2 out,, 9th of 18, 24l behind The Cookie Jar (10-8) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.