Dual winning point-to-pointer Bowfinger doesn't really have the form for this but wouldn't still be with the champion trainer unless thought capable of winning races. Caballo De Marcus was touched off on the line by Living Next Door at Limerick and has the scope for further improvement though this looks destined for GORTROE. He came in for good support at Gowran last week and though finding Dante Anna too strong was conceding a stone to the winner. Nashville Swing makes his hurdling debut after a promising bumper debut at Ballinrobe in May but Troubled, who would be the form pick on his two excellent placed efforts in the spring, ran very poorly when returning to action in October and may be best watched.
Ballymonteen Wood (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders in 6th, driven along 6f out and soon no extra, weakened, behind when pulled up in straight, in a race won by Suntiep (12-0) at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Nov, 9 ran.
Bowfinger (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Chased leaders on outer, 7th halfway, mistake 5 out and soon weakened, pulled up before next, in a race won by You Must Know Me (11-4) at Tipperary 3m mdn hdl sft in Apr, 20 ran.
Caballo De Marcus (USA) 9-1 (10-13) Tracked leader in 2nd, took keen hold, led 4 out, ridden and strongly pressed early straight, kept on well under pressure from before last, no extra and headed final strides, 2nd of 9, hd behind Living Next Door (11-4) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Captain Canada 11-10fav (11-7) Tracked leader racing keenly and soon led, headed approaching straight and soon no extra, weakened, 8th of 9, 47l behind Suntiep (12-0) at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Nov.
Financially Loose (IRE) Luso gelding out of Financial Asset.
Fla's Long Shot (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Fell 1st, in a race won by Make A Track (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Nov, 12 ran.
Gortroe (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Settled in mid-division, 5th halfway, headway early straight and tried to challenge approaching last where not fluent, no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Dante Anna (10-12) at Gowran Park 3m mdn hdl sft.
Ilongtosee (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 9th of 15, well behind Ballycasey (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f Amateur Maiden Hurdle (4yo+).
Nashville Swing (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, mainly moderate 4th, closed 5f out, moderate 2nd over 2f out, ridden in 4th 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Oscar Wings (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat in May '11.
The Procrastinator (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ld til fell 7th, in a race won by Hard Bought (11-4) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp hvy, 12 ran.
Town Pond (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Fell 2nd, in a race won by Golden Plan (11-4) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp hvy, 18 ran.
Troubled (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened from 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Jupitor (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Oct, 8 ran.
Walker Ridge (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up, moderate 9th 4 out, no impression from next, 8th of 14, well behind Pride Ofthe Parish (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
War Correspondent (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leader, moderate 3rd halfway, no impression in distant 4th early straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 44l behind Rory O'Moore (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Lady Boulea (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Mid-division, no impression from before 3 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 27l behind Annie Power (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Takemeandbreakme (IRE) 9-4 (11-7) Fell 2nd, in a race won by Push And Boots (11-7) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp hvy, 17 ran.