The banks fences come into play here and Sizing Australia will be a warm order as he arrives in winning form having scored over hurdles at Wexford. He won here in April but fell when beaten in this a year ago and hasn't always been happy around the course. Immediate Response and SIN PALO represent Willie Mullins. The former has had little experience over fences but wouldn't be running here without good reason though it's the latter, who has some decent form in the novice ranks and has always looked as though he could do well in this sphere, who is handed the vote. Enda Bolger is the acknowledged master of this game and Keep On Track has to be a real threat after an impressive victory over 2m4f here last month. Stablemate Love Rory is another to consider in an open contest along with Nina Carberry's mount Another Palm.
Immediate Response (IRE) 9-2fav (10-10) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, no threat from 2 out, 6th of 14, 27l behind Madam Bovary (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 5f nov chs hvy in Apr.
Keep On Track (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, closer 6 out, improved to lead 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct beating Bendala Bleu (10-6) by 4l, 14 ran.
Another Palm (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Led, headed after 3rd, led after 8th, disputed form 7 out, ridden and headed 3 out, no extra before 2 out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd run-in, 3rd of 17, 12l behind Sword Fish (9-7) at Cork 3m 4f hcp chs 0-150 sft.
Dont Tell De Purty 8-1 (11-5) Mid-division and 9th halfway, steadily dropped towards rear before 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Too Late To Sell (10-11) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Oct, 16 ran.
Sin Palo (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Soon rear of mid-division, 10th before halfway, mid-division from 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 7th of 15, 15l behind Double Seven (11-4) at Limerick 3m gd in Oct.
Sizing Australia (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Led, strongly pressed from 3 out, ridden and headed briefly entering straight, regained lead before last, kept on strongly run-in, won at Wexford 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) sft in Oct beating Mojito Royale (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Drumlone (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Tr ldrs in 3rd, 3l 2nd 5out, drp to 6th 3out, no ex in poor 5th 2out, went 4th last, ko one pce, just lost 3rd at line, 4th of 8, 23l behind Sweet Prince (12-2) at Grennan 3m ire ptp.
In The Well (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 7th approaching 5 out, lost place approaching 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 10, 47l behind Pat Garrett (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Oct.
Long Strand (IRE) 3-1 (10-11) Ww, lost tch 5out, pu aftr 4out, in a race won by Derg Princess (11-2) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May, 5 ran.
Made In Taipan (IRE) 6-4 (11-6) Rcd 3rd, rdn from 1/2 way, lost pl 5out, rr & pu 3out, in a race won by The Last Derby (11-6) at Rockfield 3m ire ptp, 4 ran.
The Corby Glenn (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Mid div, 6l 4th at 6th, in tch in 5l 3rd 4out, jmpd right 3out & rdn, no ex well before 2out, wknd last, 4th of 5, 23l behind The Hollinwell (11-6) at Grennan 3m ire ptp.
Love Rory (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) 3rd of 8, 10l behind Ipsos Du Berlais (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chs sft in Oct.
Nhakira (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Mid div, 5th from 6th until 6th aftr 5out, fair 7th aftr 4out, poor 7th aftr 3out, ko from 2out, 5th of 11, 23l behind Charlie Swift (12-0) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun.