Winning point-to-pointer Carbon Credit showed enough ability on ground much faster than he would have liked during the summer to suggest a race of this nature was within his capabilities. Inside Shadow stepped up to 2m6f at Down Royal a week ago and produced by far his best run to date and this longer trip should prove even more of an aid. Quaquo De Flotte began with a bumper success at Limerick a year ago but disappointed on his next start and pulled up on his hurdling debut. He's likely to do better but STAR NEUVILLE is taken to make a winning debut over timber. Shark Hanlon's charge, a winning point-to-pointer and bumper, ran well for a long way in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham and looks just the type to make his mark at this game. Glibin was beaten a long way when stepped up to 2m3f at Downpatrick.
Artic King (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Disputed lead, headed under 3f out, dropped to moderate 5th and no impression from before straight, 7th of 11, 22l behind Ipsos Du Berlais (12-0) at Galway 2m N H flat hvy in Oct.
Carbon Credit (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 3 out, no extra in 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 10l behind Bingo Lady (10-13) at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Charlie Swift (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, no extra from after 4 out, tailed off, 14th of 20, 49l behind Jetson (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Enter The Dragon (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 8th before halfway, no extra from 4f out, 13th of 14, well behind Silver Canyon (11-11) at Tramore 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
Flamenco Prince 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra after 3 out, 8th of 15, 29l behind High Talk (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Green River Dancer (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 11th of 21, 32l behind Frawley (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Inside Shadow (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Settled in rear of mid-division on inner, headway into close 6th 3 out, went 2nd at last but no chance with easy winner run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 5l behind Ipsos Du Berlais (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl sft.
One In A Milan (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 7th 2 out, no impression in moderate 6th entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 35l behind Cairdin (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Quaquo De Flotte (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, close 4th after 3 out, ridden entering straight, weakened quickly, pulled up after last, in a race won by Vics Canvas (11-7) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl sft in Mar, 16 ran.
Star Neuville (FR) 14-1 (11-5) In touch, ridden to challenge over 4f out to over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 24, 26l behind Cheltenian (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m N H flat G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Super Touch (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Jessies Dream (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs gd in Oct '10.
Black Zorro (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Towards rear for most, no extra 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Dawn Commander (11-3) at Wexford 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Brookville (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 10th of 21, well behind Irish Soul (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Oct.
Glibin (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, 6th 5 out, headway into 3rd 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 4th and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 13, 24l behind He's A Delight (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gs in Oct.
Grougha Lady (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Anner Run.
Whats Up Britta (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th after 3 out, dropped to moderate 6th before straight, soon no impression, 5th of 14, 28l behind Knockfierna (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Nov '10.
Bienamado Irish (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Always trailing, completely tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Cool Article (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gf in Aug, 14 ran.