This was won by Flemenstar last year and it would be no shock if TWINLIGHT proved as effective as Peter Casey's star in time. Although beaten by Buckers Bridge in a Grade 2 at Navan last month, he gave the winner 6lb and a real fright and is probably still progressing. Dedigout started favourite that day, despite a moderate earlier effort at Leopardstown, but again disappointed. There's nothing to suggest he can reverse the form on the same terms but You Must Know Me would be a threat if able to recapture the form shown when narrowly beaten by Boston Bob on his chasing debut at Navan. Whodoyouthink is better over hurdles and would prefer quicker ground.
Twinlight (FR) 9-4 (11-10) Soon led, clear for much, jumped right, joined 3 out, led again run-in, no extra and caught near line, 2nd of 5, hd behind Buckers Bridge (11-4) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs G2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Dedigout (IRE) 5-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd for much, raced on inner in straight, ridden from 3 out and soon no impression in 4th, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 12l behind Buckers Bridge (11-4) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs G2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Miradane 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd before 4 out, jumped left 2 out and soon dropped to 4th, no extra run-in, 4th of 5, 8l behind Canaly (11-12) at Clonmel 2m chs in Feb.
Tillahow (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, last of the 4 when a bit slow 4 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, last of 4, 14l behind Terminal (11-3) at Navan 3m nov chs G2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Whodoyouthink (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Led, joined from 3 out, soon ridden and weakened entering straight, no impression from 2 out, last of 6, 22l behind Sweeney Tunes (11-5) at Naas 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) in Feb.
You Must Know Me (IRE) 9-10fav (11-12) Led, pressed 3 out and soon driven along, headed approaching straight and no impression on winner, blundered 2 out and dropped to moderate 3rd, no extra (lame post-race), 3rd of 5, 22l behind Vesper Bell (11-12) at Punchestown 3m beg chs hvy in Dec.
Banjaxed Girl 5-2 (11-1) Disputed early, led after 3rd, headed 3 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, 6th of 8, 39l behind Ballinahow Lady (11-4) at Thurles 3m mrs nov chs (5yo+) hvy in Feb.