Lios A Choill won a bumper on his racecourse debut at Fairyhouse last February. Despite defeats in his last two starts, Willie Mullins' charge can figure on his seasonal return and hurdling bow. But SHANNON SPIRIT won a bumper here on his first start and was not disgraced when stepped up in class for his return to action at Leopardstown last month. If taking to hurdling, he could prove the one to beat here. Things haven't gone to plan for Marlos Moment after a good effort in a Grade 1 juvenile hurdle early last year, but Hawkhill has place claims on only his second start over timber.
Forty Foot (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 8th 5 out, no extra from before straight, 13th of 16, 35l behind Big Secret (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Lios A Choill (IRE) 9-4fav (11-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, no extra in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 13l behind Our Girl Salley (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat hvy in Apr.
Romantic Lead 10-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 9th 5 out, chased leaders before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 5th of 16, 9l behind Big Secret (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Shannon Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Held up in rear, progress into 7th 4f out, moderate 5th and no impression straight, 5th of 10, 12l behind Jim Will Fix It (12-0) at Leopardstown 2m nat hunt flat Grade 2 hvy in Dec.
Hawkhill (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 6th, 5th and ridden 2 out, no impression, one pace, 5th of 21, 15l behind Hidden Universe (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Rassi Maguire (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 13th of 20, 41l behind Silverlord (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
The Pier (IRE) 10-3 (11-7) Held up, 9th halfway, progress into 5th before 3 out, 4th and no impression when slight mistake 2 out, no extra before last, 6th of 13, 46l behind Son Amix (11-0) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Pretty Valira (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Held up, 9th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 7th of 12, 45l behind Goban Saor (10-11) at Tramore 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Make Mine Magic (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Towards rear, driven along early, progress into moderate 6th 4 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 5th of 11, well behind Stay (10-11) at Tramore 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Ricardian (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Mid-division and took keen hold, led from 4th, headed and ridden 3 out, soon weakened quickly, 17th of 18, well behind Golden Sunbird (11-0) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl in Dec.
Spruce Cottage (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders on outer, 5th halfway, went 3rd 4 out, ridden and dropped to 7th early straight, left moderate 6th after last, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 31l behind Wood Lily (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl.
Vardas Partner (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Keen hold, soon prominent, disputed lead 7th, 3rd approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 17th of 20, well behind Playboy Luke (11-12) at Gowran Park 3m mdn hdl in Apr.
Bobowen (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, some late headway from 3 out, left moderate 4th at last, 4th of 17, 29l behind Stephanie Kate (10-13) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Marlos Moment 9-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden and no impression on leaders, 4th when fell at last, in a race won by Stephanie Kate (10-13) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec, 17 ran.
Railway Road (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division on outer, 8th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 9th of 15, 25l behind Instant Pur (10-0) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.
Dancing Bird (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Mid-division, progress into 6th over 4f out, weakened before straight, 14th of 22, 41l behind Our Victoria (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 2f mares n h flat gd in Oct.
Labasheeda (USA) 50-1 (11-0) Disputed lead, headed 6 out, soon ridden and weakened, 13th of 15, well behind Maggie Connolly (11-4) at Limerick 2m 2f mares mdn hdl in Dec.
Riberettos Song (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, some progress 4 out, no extra from next, 11th of 15, 47l behind Shot From The Hip (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Tin Woodman 25-1 (11-9) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, 9th of 14, 47l behind Oscars Well (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Cuffesgrange (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear on outer, some late headway, 6th of 17, 41l behind Stephanie Kate (10-13) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Young Dale (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division best, kept on one pace, 11th of 24, well behind So Young (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl in Dec.