HECK THOMAS won his bumper here last month on heavy ground. He has a terrific NH pedigree and is likely to start at short odds on his hurdling debut. Madeira Classic was no great shakes on the Flat and is best watched on his hurdles bow but Just A Par has won a point-to-point, as has Thats The Dream, though the latter appears unreliable like Fairyhouse bumper winner Starkie. Wasgo may be the pick of the remainder but that's probably not saying a great deal.
All Honours (IRE) 28-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, mistake 7th, never a factor, completely tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Sin Palo (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Ballyspellan Lad (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th before straight, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 25, 27l behind Golden Ticket (11-11) at Punchestown 2m 1f N H flat gf in May '11.
Just A Par (IRE) 2-1 (11-4) Mid div, 4th 4out, ld 2out, qckn up well after last, impressive, won at Loughrea 3m ire ptp hvy in Oct beating Rare Legend (12-0) by 6l, 14 ran.
Oscar Glen Glen (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Led or disputed lead, took keen hold, ridden and headed over 4f out, soon weakening when hampered, no extra, 12th of 14, well behind Peace In The West (11-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Mar.
Starkie 14-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Don Cossack (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gs in Apr.
Heck Thomas (IRE) 5-6fav (11-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to challenge and led entering straight, asserted over 1f out, pushed out and kept on well, won at Punchestown 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-7yo) hvy in Oct beating Feast Of Fire (11-11) by 5l, 8 ran.
Kinneagh Cross (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 18th of 20, well behind Dumbarton (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Madeira Classic (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Soon mid-division, ridden into 4th under 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 26, 8l behind Minsk (11-4) at Curragh 1m 4f gnt amt hcp 0-85 sft in Sep '11 (flat).
Thats The Dream (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 6th of 9, well behind Sizing Rio (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Wasgo (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 8th of 11, 22l behind Rogue Angel (11-7) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.