The lightly-raced AKLAN, runner-up in a 2012 Leopardstown Listed event when in the care of John Oxx, makes his debut over timber for the champion trainer and looks to have been found a relatively easy start despite the huge field. Chancol, who won a bumper here in December, is the pick of those with form over hurdles having run well behind Western Boy in what looked a decent maiden at Leopardstown on St Stephens Day. Oscar Vespasian's form figures look better than his actual performances and though The Engineer showed potential when last seen that was back in 2011.
Barack (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Prominent, no extra from before 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Rathvinden (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec, 24 ran.
Billy Dunne (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, detached 4 out, 12th of 18, well behind The Pounds (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Black Spot On (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always rear, never a factor, detached approaching straight,, 20th of 22, well behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl.
Eye Lied (AUS) 50-1 (11-7) Never better than mid-division, completely tailed off, last of 14, well behind Milan Bound (11-13) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Feb.
Lilshane (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and no impression towards rear entering straight, moderate 7th 1f out, kept on under pressure to go 3rd close home,, 3rd of 10, 20l behind Chapel Garden (11-4) at Thurles 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Mclovin (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) In rear, headway 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 8, 11l behind Rinnagree Rosie (10-7) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Oscar Buzz (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, weakened, 19th of 25, 35l behind Upazo (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov.
Oscar Vespasian (IRE) 13-2 (12-0) Prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd over 3f out, under pressure and no extra from 2f out, kept on one pace,, 3rd of 11, 29l behind Flaming Dawn (11-9) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat sft in Dec.
Paddy's Faith (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 9th before 6 out, 6th approaching straight, soon no extra, 9th of 16, 46l behind Benrouge (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Rebel Cry (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, progress into 2nd at 4th, dropped to 5th 4 out and no extra approaching straight,, 11th of 22, well behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl.
The Engineer (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, left 2nd at 8th, ridden and no impression on winner early straight, 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace under pressure to regain moderate 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, 17l behind Gift Of Dgab (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gd in Nov '11.
Thoonavolla (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Mid div, tr ldrs aftr 4out, eff 3out, not qckn2out, ko, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Taylors Cross (12-2) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft in Dec.
Thornfield (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Led, clear halfway, reduced advantage 4f out, ridden and headed entering straight, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 47l behind Shaneshill (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Nov.
Upstager (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 13th of 18, 49l behind Theos Well (11-7) at Listowel 2m N H flat in Sep.
Aklan (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Attempted to make all, ridden approaching straight, soon headed and dropped to 3rd, no impression from over 2f out and dropped to moderate 4th closing stages, 4th of 5, 25l behind Ursa Major (8-11) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug '12 (flat).
All The Sevens (IRE) Scorpion gelding out of Royal Fluff.
Chancol (FR) 9-2 (11-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, progress 2 out and close 5th entering straight, ridden and no impression in 4th run-in,, 4th of 17, 6l behind Western Boy (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Hurler And Farmer (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Mid-division best, ridden in moderate 11th 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 20, 22l behind Roll It Out (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Jimmy Two Times (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 11th of 20, 36l behind Roll It Out (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Killiney Court (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 11th entering straight and 9th before last, kept on one pace run-in,, 9th of 17, 17l behind Western Boy (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Oscar Sam (IRE) 28-1 (11-10) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight,, 13th of 22, well behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl.
Rich Prince (GER) 20-1 (11-4) Led, mistakes 1st and 2nd, not fluent, ridden and headed after 3 out, no extra before 2 out, weakened, 14th of 20, well behind Roll It Out (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Massini Girl (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Soon towards rear, mistake 3rd, never a factor, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Moonshine Lad (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division, never a factor, no extra in straight, weakened,, 19th of 22, well behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl.