Winning point-to-pointer WOUNDED WARRIOR has done well in bumpers but is much more likely to make his mark over obstacles and is handed the vote to make a winning start. Shaunas Dream had shown little before a fine run behind Romantic Fashion on heavy ground at Limerick and, with her allowances, looks certain to get involved. Leavethelighton has been reasonably consistent and produced his best race to date behind Los Amigos at Thurles but Sunsetstorise hasn't convinced when tackling further than the minimum trip.
Easy To See (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, lost place 3 out, soon no extra, 11th of 17, 48l behind Horendus Hulabaloo (11-8) at Limerick 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
I Wonder Now (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3 out, no impression from next, 6th of 17, 21l behind Festive Felon (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Leavethelighton (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, progress approaching straight and 2nd when slight mistake 2 out, ridden to challenge last, kept on under pressure run-in, not reach winner,, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Los Amigos (11-3) at Thurles 2m 6f nh nov hdl sft in Dec.
Monte Wildhorn (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight,, 14th of 22, well behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl.
Rudolf (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, no extra before 2 out, 6th of 18, 21l behind Man With Van (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Sunsetstorise (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Man With Van (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Micky Bowe (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Cl up when ro 2nd, in a race won by Sir Abbot (11-9) at Avaune 3m ire ptp gs in Dec, 11 ran.
The Informer (IRE) Royal Anthem gelding out of Ballindante.
Wounded Warrior (IRE) 4-6fav (11-11) Led early, headed after 3f, improved to dispute lead 4f out, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon strongly pressed, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Dec beating Killultagh Vic (11-11) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Shaunas Dream (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, closer in 3rd 4 out, 2nd from next, challenged straight, on terms from 2 out, soon headed, no impression and kept on same pace run-in,, 2nd of 18, 2 3/4l behind Romantic Fashion (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.