Gilgamboa makes his handicap debut after just two runs but deserves his rating after a fine effort in a very strong novice hurdle here three weeks ago. Truckin All Night appeared to enjoy stepping up to 3m at Clonmel and a 7lb rise shouldn't pose too much of a problem. MIREYA won on heavy ground on the Flat at Galway and was staying on strongly over a trip too short when reverting to hurdles at Navan. She's still progressing and looks the one to beat. Band Of Blood ran very well in a Grade 3 novices' event at Cork and won't lack for stamina but Barneys Honour has been chasing, though scored over this trip the last time he ran over timber.
Barneys Honour (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Towards rear, ridden approaching 4th, moderate 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 13l behind Protaras (10-9) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-140 sft in Nov.
Band Of Blood (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Soon tracked leaders, improved to be on terms before straight, headed run-in and kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind The Job Is Right (11-0) at Cork 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) sft.
Gilgamboa (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden entering straight, 3rd and no impression leaders last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind The Game Changer (11-4) at Punchestown 2m nh nov hdl.
Adams Island (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went moderate 2nd from 6 out, ridden 4 out, soon no impression, trailing when hampered 2 out, 8th of 13, 49l behind Tinakellylad (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs 0-130 in Nov.
King Of Firth (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division on outer, effort 4 out, soon no impression, 16th of 19, 36l behind Dressedtothenines (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Mar.
Truckin All Night (IRE) 4-1fav (11-3) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, headway to lead approaching straight, ridden 2 out and kept on well run-in, won at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Oct beating Catch Me (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Rightdownthemiddle (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, progress into 5th 4 out, 4th entering straight but no impression in 3rd before last, kept on one pace,, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Los Amigos (11-3) at Thurles 2m 6f nh nov hdl sft.
Glibin (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 11th 3 out and no extra after next, weakened,, 10th of 14, 46l behind King Vuvuzela (10-0) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft.
Mireya (IRE) 13-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders, mainly 3rd, 5th before straight, 4th before last, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Hop In (10-8) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Presenting Beara (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, soon ridden, weakened straight, 17th of 24, 37l behind Followmeuptocarlow (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Follow The Sign (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened next, 14th of 15, well behind Sullane Chief (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
Kilmainham (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, pushed along 6th, dropped towards rear and no extra from before straight, 14th of 16, well behind Hop In (10-8) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23.
More Madness (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3 out, under pressure in 7th entering straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 8l behind Sullane Chief (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.