CALL THE POLICE, placed in Grade 1 races at Leopardstown and Cheltenham last season, would have landed a Grade A handicap at the Punchestown Festival but for falling at the last. He reappeared with a fair run behind Hidden Cyclone and with that under his belt should be good enough to score at this level. Foildubh was badly impeded after the last in that Punchestown event but wouldn't have beaten the selection and is 5lb worse off. However, he's been running well enough to give the likely favourite a fright without beating him. Neither Glenstar nor Vinnies Friend look up to this so it's Odonimee who looks booked for third though he has a mountain to climb against the principals on a line through Hidden Cyclone.
Foildubh (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 13l behind Days Hotel (11-10) at Cork 2m chs Grd 2 (1) sft in Dec.
Call The Police (IRE) 6-4 (11-6) Tracked leader, disputed briefly 7th, pushed along and no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Hidden Cyclone (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m 4f chs hvy in Nov.
Glenstar (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened quickly from 3 out, 10th of 16, 13l behind Lough Roe Lady (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Odonimee (IRE) 11-2fav (11-5) Led, headed 4th, weakened from 4 out, 13th of 19, 34l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Vinnes Friend (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) In touch in rear, closed 7th, close 3rd when hampered 3 out, outpaced next, 3rd of 6, 33l behind Full Ov Beans (9-7) at Fakenham 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Oct.