UN DE SCEAUX has frightened the opposition away and, with a Grade 1 entry at Punchestown next week, should have a nice pipe-opener. Unbeaten in two French bumpers and over hurdles at Punchestown, he should prove in a different league to his two rivals. Rory O'Moore is a useful hurdler on his day and though he's only won once he's mixed it in top company and rarely been found wanting. He looks much more likely to finish runner-up than the maiden Our Ollie.
Un De Sceaux (FR) 5-4fav (11-12) Made all and raced keenly, cruised clear approaching last and stayed on well run-in, impressive, won at Punchestown 2m nov hdl hvy in Apr beating Moscow Mannon (11-7) by 13l, 10 ran.
Our Ollie (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Mid-division early, progress to be close up before 5th, led approaching next, travelling well and clear before 2 out, reduced lead and headed at last, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Sorted (11-4) at Sligo 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in May '12.
Rory O'Moore (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Led, joined 3 out, soon headed and no impression from before straight, 5th of 11, 16l behind Upazo (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl.