Buckers Bridge is sent over regulation fences for the first time having been unbeaten in a point-to-point and bumpers here and at Gowran. His latest success on this track came in what looked a very strong event and he's obviously an exciting prospect. SWORD OF DESTINY is another making his chasing debut and he's bred for the job. Noel Meade's grey beat a huge field in a maiden hurdle here a year ago before ending his campaign with an impressive success in a Grade 3 novice event at Cork in November. He can make a winning start as Mackeys Forge hasn't done as well as expected over fences though he's produced some decent efforts including behind the well-regarded Argocat at Limerick last time. Daring Article didn't get far on his chasing bow but should do better in time.
Buckers Bridge (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Prominent early, tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd 4f out and led approaching straight, drew clear over 1f out and stayed on well, won at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr beating Morning Royalty (12-0) by 10l, 12 ran.
Daring Article (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Mistake and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Moon Dice (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov chs sft, 6 ran.
Healys Bar (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Mid-division, bad mistake 6th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Mr Cracker (11-8) at Limerick 3m nov chs G2 (1) gd in Apr '11, 10 ran.
In The Well (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, 8th and progress before 4 out, no impression from next, 10th of 23, 27l behind Bourbon Ellie (10-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl in Jul.
Mackeys Forge (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Chased leader, led after 5th, headed 7th, disputed 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 15l behind Argocat (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft.
Sword Of Destiny (IRE) Evensfav (11-0) Waited with, closed to track leaders from 4 out, challenged next, soon led and clear from before 2 out, stayed on well, very easily, won at Cork 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) sft in Nov beating Farrells Fancy (11-0) by 7l, 6 ran.
Thawmetoesout (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Sraid Padraig (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft.
Katnap (FR) (11-4) 9th of 18, well behind Katkeau (10-12) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 3f hcp hdl hvy in Jun.
Troll D'oudairies (FR) 28-1 (11-12) Mid-division on inner, took keen hold, headway into 3rd after 2 out, ridden and no impression in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 6l behind Seriatim (11-5) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl sft in May.
Majestic Benbulben (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Fell 1st, in a race won by Sraid Padraig (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft, 16 ran.