Aibrean hails from a yard in top form and has some experience over fences and Back In A Tic should find this a little less daunting than some of his tasks over the larger obstacles against strong opposition. CHILTERN HILLS was never a stable star over hurdles but his pedigree has always suggested chasing would be his game and looks to have been found a reasonable opportunity to make a winning start. Blazing Sonnet should provide a threat as she's already shown decent form over fences and will still in touch when unseating her rider at the last at Limerick a week ago. Sugar Bullet may have won at Listowel in June but for falling two out but hasn't done as well subsequently.
Aibrean (IRE) 28-1 (10-6) Towards rear, 13th before 2 out, kept on well without threatening from before last, 6th of 16, 8l behind Jennies Jewel (10-11) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl in Dec.
Back In A Tic (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Mid-division when mistake and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Make A Track (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec, 16 ran.
Beeper's Milan (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Alw pr, ld 4out & disp, jnd 2out, rdn & ko, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Ballyadam Dancer (12-2) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft in Dec.
Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Impeded 1st, chased leaders, 4th 5 out, 3rd before straight, struggling to go with smooth travelling winner in 2nd when mistake and unseated rider last,, in a race won by Byerley Babe (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs hvy in Dec, 10 ran.
Carrigeen Lonicera (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, trailing before 5 out, kept on one pace straight, 12th of 18, well behind Road To Riches (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs in Nov.
Chiltern Hills (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Prominent, lost place under pressure and no extra from before straight, rider reported his mount was never travelling, coughing and nasal discharge post race, 8th of 10, 40l behind Tropical Three (10-12) at Listowel 2m in Sep.
Floradive (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Towards rear, dropped behind from before 4 out, completely tailed off, 19th of 24, well behind Rathvinden (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Pawle (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division, bumped and mistake at 2nd, ridden along after 5 out, soon weakened, 15th of 17, 36l behind Festive Felon (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Led, joined before 7 out, headed after 3 out and soon ridden in 3rd, dropped to 5th before straight, soon no extra,, 4th of 10, 27l behind Byerley Babe (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Sugar Bullet (IRE) 13-8fav (11-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, left in front after 3rd, headed 2 out and dropped to 3rd last, no extra run-in,, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Pals Leg (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f beg chs in Dec.
Summer Star (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened, 15th of 16, 46l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-13) at Naas 2m mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.
Whinstone Dani (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Towards rear, some progress into 9th before 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 9th of 18, 38l behind Man With Van (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Fennis Moll (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, mistake 6th, no extra 5 out, tailed off,, 5th of 10, well behind Byerley Babe (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs hvy in Dec.