Twinlight put two shocking performances behind him when chasing home stablemate Arvika Ligeonniere at Fairyhouse when Turban fell at the first. Ruby Walsh has opted to ride him and he should get into the frame though SOMERSBY has to be the form pick. Mick Channon's charge only runs at the very highest level and has finished behind Sire De Grugy in his last three starts though the fact that he's unseated his rider twice recently is a bit of a concern. Hidden Cyclone is another high-class performer who chased home the classy Dynaste in the Ryanair though that's over 2m5f which may prove to be more like his trip. Module was only a neck behind the selection in the Champion Chase with the veteran Sizing Europe around 4l further back but don't be surprised by a big effort from the latter, who won the race in 2012.
Baily Green (IRE) 6-4fav (11-10) Always prominent and jumped well, led from 2nd, went clear after halfway, reduced advantage 2 out and soon ridden, headed at last, kept on same pace in 2nd run-in, 2nd of 4, 3l behind Bog Warrior (11-5) at Navan 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Mar.
Ballynagour (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Held up behind, steady headway into mid-division 10th, tracked leaders 4 out, effort to lead narrowly between last 2, headed approaching last, ridden and kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Boston Bob (11-10) at Aintree 2m 4f chs G1 (1) gd.
Days Hotel (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) With leader to 4th, in touch, outpaced when hit 4 out, lost place next, weakened 2 out, last of 10, 37l behind Boston Bob (11-10) at Aintree 2m 4f chs G1 (1) gd.
Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Jumped right at times, pressed leader until 3rd, stayed handy, challenged 12th, led next, driven approaching last, headed flat, wandered under pressure, kept on, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Dynaste (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f Grade 1 chs (1) gd in Mar.
Module (FR) 20-1 (11-10) In touch in mid-division, ridden after 9th, not fluent and outpaced 3 out, stayed on from last, closing towards finish, just failed to get 2nd, no impression on winner, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Sire De Grugy (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Savello (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Not fluent 1st, soon settled mid-division, steady headway 3 out, chased leaders next, ridden after last, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar beating Ned Buntline (10-10) by 1 1/4l, 23 ran.
Sizing Europe (IRE) 11-1 (11-10) Prominent, challenged 3 out, ridden and every chance next, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 10l behind Sire De Grugy (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Somersby (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Prominent, led 4th, headed next, led again before 6th until after 4 out, led before 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Sire De Grugy (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Turban (FR) 11-2 (11-4) In rear when fell 1st,, in a race won by Arvika Ligeonniere (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f chs Grd 2 (1) sft, 5 ran.
Twinlight (FR) 5-1 (11-10) Chased leader, moderate 2nd from 5th, slight mistake next, a little closer 3 out, jumped right 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last,, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Arvika Ligeonniere (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f chs Grd 2 (1) sft.