BRIGHT NEW DAWN jumped superbly and led for much of the way before just failing to concede the promising Djakadam 11lb over 2m5f at Leopardstown. He's taking a big drop in trip here but it should suit and he can get back to winning ways. Mallowney came up against the very useful Mozoltov on his chasing debut at Fairyhouse than beat Ned Buntline at Naas before falling when handy in the Arkle at Leopardstown. This is his trip and he looks a big threat. Some Tikket was well behind Ned Buntline here in December but did better on his next start at Gowran and has more to offer. The remaining pair have a bit to find.
Shrapnel (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Soon led, joined from 2nd, slight mistake 5th, headed next, a little slow 8th and next, pushed along in 3rd from 3 out, 4th before straight, 3rd and no impression from last, kept on, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Lion Na Bearnai (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f chs hvy.
Bright New Dawn (IRE) 2-1 (11-5) Led, headed 5th, regained lead 7 out, pressed from 3 out, ridden before last, joined last, headed run-in and no extra, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Djakadam (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m 5f nov chs G2 (1) sft in Jan.
Irish Thistle (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Soon in rear, jumped slow and to the right at 3rd, soon trailing, jumped right 6th, no extra, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Trifolium (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f nov chs G1 (1) hvy in Jan.
Mallowney (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd 4 out, close 4th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Trifolium (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f nov chs G1 (1) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.
Some Tikket (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, improved to challenge from 4 out, disputed after 3 out, led 2 out, ridden and kept on well from before last, won at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase in Jan beating Followmeuptocarlow (11-12) by 6l, 14 ran.