Drumlee will be winning soon if his close third to Glen Beg at Naas is anything to go by and he'll love the ground. Winning bumper Blue Bicycle has definitely improved over the past few runs and wasn't far behind the very useful The Tullow Tank at Naas in November. Black Spot On has also done better since meeting heavy going and finished runner-up in a huge field at Fairyhouse a couple of weeks ago. DANEKING has started a short price on all three starts for Willie Mullins after landing a Doncaster handicap for John Gosden in October. He hasn't been beaten far in any of them and might have won but for a couple of errors last time so gets the vote to gain compensation.
Barna Brook (IRE) Close Conflict gelding out of Barna Lass.
Black Spot On (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Always prominent, 2nd when slight mistake 2 out, soon no impression, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 25, 5l behind O Maonlai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Blue Bicycle (USA) 9-4 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd after 2 out, 2nd entering straight, no impression winner run-in, kept on same pace, just held 2nd, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Shanahan's Turn (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Bold Conquest (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Massappeal Supreme.
Company Coming (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, no extra after 5 out and behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Urano (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Jan, 18 ran.
Derryhaw (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, no impression from 3 out, 13th of 25, 48l behind O Maonlai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Drumlee (IRE) 13-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, 7th early, improved to lead on inner before straight, hit 2 out and pressed, attempted to assert approaching last, kept on same pace run-in, caught and dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Glen Beg (9-12) at Naas 2m hcp hdl sft in Jan.
Juliet's Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, trailing 5f out, completely tailed off, last of 20, well behind Here For The Craic (11-9) at Cork 2m N H flat gf in May.
Merton View (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Always behind, weakened straight, eased final furlong, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Fredsmemory (11-7) at Navan 2m N H flat hvy in Dec '12.
Royal Boru (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Held up towards rear, 11th entering straight, ridden in 8th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 20, 15l behind Here For The Craic (11-9) at Cork 2m N H flat gf in May.
The Chief Villain 12-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 11f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 7th of 10, 45l behind Mike Mccann (11-2) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gd in Jul.
All The Sevens (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, 9th 2 out and kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 17l behind Sizing Codelco (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Ancient Highway 5-1 (12-2) Chsd ldrs, 4th frm 1/2way until btn in 4th 4out, wknd 3out & to when pu bef 2out, in a race won by Golans Choice (12-2) at Templenacarriga 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan, 10 ran.
Brod Na Heireann (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Diaconate.
Close One (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 11th before halfway, no danger from 3 out, 11th of 20, 31l behind Shantou Ed (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Daneking 15-8 (11-10) Prominent, led from 2nd, jumped left 3 out, pressed when jumped slightly left next, pushed along and joined before last, every chance disputing lead when stumbled on landing at last, kept on in 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 22, 1 3/4l behind Waxies Dargle (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Exit Seven (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Held up, soon in mid-division, no impression approaching straight, moderate 6th 2 out, no extra after, 13th of 20, 31l behind Shantou Ed (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Got The Nac (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Held up behind, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 29l behind Chidswell (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Nov.
Taglietelle 33-1 (11-10) Towards rear, not fluent 2nd, no impression approaching 2 out, 10th of 16, 46l behind Quickpick Vic (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Ardkilly Beauty (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, 8th 5f out, no extra 2f out, 15th of 17, 41l behind Que Pasa (10-11) at Cork 2m mares n h flat 4yo in Nov '12.
Dutchesofrathmolyn (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Towards rear, no danger from 4 out, trailing when very slow jump 3 out, completely tailed off, last of 20, well behind Shantou Ed (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Soon tracked leaders, 4th 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 20, 9l behind Shantou Ed (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Valley Queen 33-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, no extra approaching straight, moderate 8th when mistake last, 9th of 12, 39l behind South South West (10-13) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo hdl sft in Dec '12.