Jack The Bus, Kakagh and Wicklow Lad were all beaten in a slightly better class event over 3m here in November. The former had earlier scored over that trip here but the latter pair are both better suited by today's distance. Tullintain won a Punchestown handicap a year ago over today's trip but has continued to climb the weights without winning and is now 17lb higher. He had SILENT CREEK about 5l behind when runner-up to Seabass at Limerick last month but Christy Roche' charge was having his first start since March that day and can take his revenge on slightly better terms and gain his second victory over fences.
Jack The Bus (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Towards rear, 9th 4 out, went 5th before 2 out, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 25, 20l behind Groody Hill (10-3) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 sft in Nov.
Kakagh (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division, 11th halfway, no threat from 4 out, 17th of 25, well behind Groody Hill (10-3) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 sft in Nov.
Tullintain (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd before straight, struggling to get to winner from before 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Seabass (10-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec.
Silent Creek (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 5th before straight, kept on same pace under pressure from before 2 out, 4th of 16, 8l behind Seabass (10-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec.
Jewel Of The West (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Close up and disputed lead, ridden in 3rd before straight, soon no extra, 9th of 16, 23l behind Seabass (10-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec.
Wicklow Lad 7-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, no extra approaching 3 out, weakened, 14th of 25, well behind Groody Hill (10-3) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 sft in Nov.
Four Chimneys (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd after 4 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 9th of 10, 49l behind That'll Do Me (10-1) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec.
Wellforth (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Mid-division best, not always fluent jumping, hampered 5 out, soon no extra, 9th of 13, 45l behind Beckett Rock (11-5) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Dec.
Prince Of Leisure (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Prominent, 4th from before 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Luke's Benefit (10-4) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130.