Dylan Ross got off the mark over fences when scoring here last month and further improvement is expected. He can reverse earlier running with Jenari, well beaten at Punchestown last time. Klepht made a winning chase debut at Wexford in October and should be in the mix again but the one they all have to beat is OSCARS WELL. Sixth in this year's Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, he got no further than the second when falling over fences at Punchestown last month but had made an impressive start to his chasing career at the same track before that. Jessica Harrington's charge can pick up the winning thread again in this and gets the nod.
Dylan Ross (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Held up, mainly 6th, 5th 3 out, travelled well behind horses 2 out, improved into 2nd last, pushed out to lead run-in, comfortably, won at Navan 2m beg chs in Nov beating Lord Windermere (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Glenstar (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened quickly from 3 out, 10th of 16, 13l behind Lough Roe Lady (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Jenari (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Held up in last, slightly hampered and left moderate 3rd at 2nd, mistake 5 out, ridden after next and no impression, 3rd of 4, well behind Twinlight (11-7) at Punchestown 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) hvy in Nov.
Klepht (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, good headway to lead 2 out, kept on well from before last, won at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gd in Oct beating Cloone Springs (11-12) by 6l, 14 ran.
Oscars Well (IRE) 8-15fav (11-4) Settled off leaders in 3rd, fell 2nd, in a race won by Twinlight (11-7) at Punchestown 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) hvy in Nov, 4 ran.
Sraid Padraig (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Held up in last trio, dropped to rear at 11th, rallied after 3 out, went modest 4th just before 2 out until weakened last, 5th of 7, well behind Our Father (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m nov chs (2) sft in Nov.
Cootamundra (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up in 4th, closer before 2 out, jumped into 3rd when sprawled badly on landing and unseated rider last, in a race won by Twinlight (11-0) at Galway 2m 1f nov chs (1) in Oct, 5 ran.
Hidden Future (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Soon mid-division, 9th early, 10th of 13, 48l behind Beef To The Heels (9-3) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-150 gs in Nov.