Monty Blue (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, weakened after 4 out, completely tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Operation Houdini (9-10) at Navan 2m 7f ext hcp hdl hvy in Dec.
Boulavogue (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 5th after 3 out, ridden in 2nd next, led after 2 out, headed last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 19, 7l behind Prince Erik (10-4) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl hvy in Jan.
Farringdon 2-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway to 2nd 2 out, ridden and no impression leader before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Beroni (9-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f ext hcp hdl hvy in Dec.
Smoking Aces (IRE) 8-11fav (11-6) Prominent, ridden in 2nd before straight, led briefly approaching 2 out, soon headed, dropped to 3rd and no impression from before last, stayed on well again without threatening to go 2nd on line, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Farringdon (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f hdl hvy in Dec.
Deutschland (USA) 15-8fav (10-5) Mid-division, not always fluent, pushed along 4 out, headway in 11th 2 out, ridden into 6th entering straight, left 2nd last, kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 20, 6l behind Bahrain Storm (10-12) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft in Jul.
Gusda (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders early, 11th halfway, headway to 5th 3 out, ridden into 3rd before last, stayed on to challenge run-in, just held, 2nd of 22, shd behind Rocco's Hall (11-0) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec '08.
Hollywood Law (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened before 3 out, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Footy Facts (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Dec, 7 ran.
Nintytwo Team (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Behind, stayed on from 2 out, kept on well flat, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 11l behind From Dawn To Dusk (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Oct '07.
No One Tells Me 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd halfway, 2nd before 4 out, ridden to challenge after 2 out, led entering straight, headed approaching last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Voler La Vedette (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mrs hdl (listed) (4yo+) in Dec.
Sizing Australia (IRE) 9-2 (10-4) Always prominent, ridden 2 out, led last, headed flat, kept on, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Garde Champetre (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) sft in Dec.