Yachvili was given a lovely ride to score at Downpatrick but he's hardly consistent and a 4lb rise may scupper his chances of a repeat. Tyrone Tiger had looked a certain future winner when runner-up twice early last month but failed to fire at Cork a couple of weeks ago. It would be no surprise to see him bounce back but CILLISEAL looks the better option. Noel Kelly's charge is better known as a chaser these days and is a specialist around Hexham but he's just as good over timber and scored there in March. High Way Hunter has also been chasing though with little success so a return to hurdling may bring about a change of fortune.
High Way Hunter (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) In rear, pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Saoirse Dun (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov, 16 ran.
Cilliseal (IRE) 9-4fav (10-1) Tracked leader, led before 10th, headed 5 out, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Leac An Scail (11-0) at Hexham 4m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Tyrone Tiger (IRE) 10-3fav (11-10) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 4 out, ridden in 6th before straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 20, 32l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Yachvili (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Chased clear leader, closer in 5th halfway, 3rd 3 out and soon went 2nd, ridden to challenge early run-in and kept on best to lead final 100 yards, won at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov beating Rudigreen (11-7) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dazzlers Day (FR) 14-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden along and no extra 4 out, 9th of 14, 45l behind Happy New Year (11-6) at Limerick 2m 5f am hcp hdle 80-95 hvy in Nov.
Lord Multifix (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Mid div, not qckn 4out, sn wknd to rr, ko bhnd, last of 6, 20l behind Indigo Blue (12-0) at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp sft in Sep.
What's In Front (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 11th approaching 4 out, left moderate 6th after 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 31l behind Saoirse Dun (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov.
Icy Cool (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 5th 5 out, weakened 3 out, 12th of 16, well behind Ongenstown Lad (11-6) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul '11.
The Two Jays (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Mid-division on inner, some mistakes, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra in 8th entering straight, 7th of 12, 27l behind Treat Yourself (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Nov.