LOS AMIGOS was conceding Grand Jesture 1lb when beating him a length in a beginners' chase at Fairyhouse last month, his opening run over fences. He's since run well in a Punchestown handicap and can confirm the form over timber. Cullentry Royal has been going well on the Flat and has enough decent hurdles form to his credit to be considered while Rightdownthemiddle landed a maiden hurdle at Punchestown in October and performed with credit against some smart novices here last month. None of the remainder can be discounted in a tight little handicap.
Gort An Chnoic (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Led, hit 4th, pressed and joined before 2 out where headed, left clear, jumped left last, kept on run-in to just hold on,, won at Clonmel 2m 4f gd beating Willow Grange (10-11) by ns, 12 ran.
Kilcarry Bridge (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Close up and soon led, joined before straight, led again from 2 out, jumped a little right at last, soon headed, kept on same pace and not match winner closing stages,, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Sitcom (11-5) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs gd in Nov.
Rightdownthemiddle (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Held up, 5th halfway, closed in 4th 3 out, ridden and no impression before next, no extra,, 4th of 6, 14l behind Gallant Tipp (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hdl in Nov.
Cullentry Royal 7-4fav (11-12) Prominent, bad mistake 3rd, reached for next, closed into 3rd and pushed along after 3 out, 4th next, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 6th of 17, 4l behind Howwoulduno (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Grand Jesture (IRE) 2-1fav (11-11) Chased leaders, left 2nd from 8th, travelling well and switched right before 2 out, challenging and not entirely fluent last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Los Amigos (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft in Nov.
Leavethelighton (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, not fluent 6 out, 7th and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 21l behind The Job Is Right (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
Los Amigos (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 5th 5 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, 3rd 2 out, 2nd before last, kept on run-in, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Tinakellylad (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs 0-130 in Nov.
Catimini (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden before 2 out, no extra entering straight, 8th of 9, 21l behind The Game Changer (11-4) at Punchestown 2m nh nov hdl.