Lyreen Legend followed a fine run behind the classy Unaccompanied on this track with a comfortable success over the odds-on Jenari at Navan and is looking a very nice prospect. He'll be difficult to beat but DEDIGOUT has looked a potentially useful performer in both starts over timber and can continue his winning streak. He had Mart Lane behind at Navan last time and, though the latter is also a bright prospect, he's unlikely to turn the tables. Monksland was the very easy winner of a bumper on his debut under Rules before landing the odds in a maiden over hurdles at Navan but will need to make strong progress to get involved here as will Owega Star, well beaten in a Grade 3 last time.
Dedigout (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Led, headed before 5th, regained lead 3 out, ridden and kept on well from before last, won at Navan 2m 4f nh nov hdl in Dec beating Mart Lane (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Flycorn (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, hit 3rd, headway after 3 out, ridden after next, went 4th last, weakened flat, 4th of 9, 10l behind Steps To Freedom (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Nov.
Mart Lane (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Chased leader, led briefly before 5th, soon close 3rd after flight, ridden after 3 out, kept on into 2nd last, no impression leader run-in, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Dedigout (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f nh nov hdl in Dec.
Lyreen Legend (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Disputed early, soon chased leader in close 2nd, led 4 out, challenged 2 out, ridden and kept on strongly from before last, won at Navan 2m nov hdl hvy in Dec beating Jenari (11-7) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Monksland (IRE) 4-6fav (11-7) Mid-division early, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th 2 out, stayed on in 3rd last, kept on well run-in to lead close home, won at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec beating Bombadero (11-7) by 1l, 21 ran.
Owega Star (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Led, ridden approaching 3 out, headed after 3 out, soon no extra, 5th of 6, 13l behind Il Fenomeno (11-1) at Navan 2m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) in Nov.