Castle Wings did well over hurdles and though beaten a long way when runner-up to Twinlight over fences at Listowel the winner is useful and Jimmy Mangan's charge needed a longer trip. He'll get that here and must pose a threat though JETSON will take some beating on the evidence of his debut run over fences where he stayed on stoutly behind Protaras at Gowran over a trip much too short. Panther Claw cost a lot of money as befits his pedigree and was an impressive winner between the flags at Rathcannon in February while Dont Back Down, another winning point-to-pointer, did enough over hurdles to suggest he's another who can make a decent chaser.
Abarta (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, pulled up before last, in a race won by Our Girl Lucy (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs sft, 15 ran.
Boland's Corner (GER) 20-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 3 out, soon no extra, 6th of 20, 10l behind Heaney (10-4) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl gd.
Bruach Na Mara (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Led, headed 5 out, weakened from 3 out, eased straight, 15th of 18, 44l behind Realt Den Chathair (11-10) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) gf in Sep.
Castle Wings (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Waited with well off the pace, went poor 3rd from 7 out, in pursuit of winner approaching 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 2nd of 6, 18l behind Twinlight (11-10) at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Sep.
Cherrys Son (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, dropped to 5th and no impression under pressure from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 6l behind Miss Penny Pincher (11-2) at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat gd in May.
Doctor Deejay (IRE) 22-1 (11-7) Always in rear, ridden and lost touch from 5 out, 6th of 8, 39l behind Burn And Turn (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd.
Farrells Fancy (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, a little off the pace, a bit awkward 3rd, 6th and no impression under pressure into straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 19l behind Fair Dilemma (11-9) at Listowel 2m 4f beg chs sft in Sep.
Happy New Year (IRE) 22-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no impression before 4 out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 15, 38l behind Argocat (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft.
Jetson (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th 5 out, ridden entering straight, 7th when left 2 places closer 3 out, went moderate 3rd next, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 7l behind Protaras (11-11) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chs gd.
Micks (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, never a factor, 11th of 13, well behind His Excellency (10-9) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd in May.
Mr Bb (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Not jump well, struggling from 6 out, completely tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Howryafeelin (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Feb.
Panther Claw (IRE) Evens (12-0) Mid div, 4th halfway, prog to join ldrs 2out, qknd bef last, easily, won at Rathcannon 3m ire ptp sft in Feb beating O Rahilly Row (12-0) by 6l, 15 ran.
Popaflora 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear, brought down 7th, in a race won by Argocat (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft, 15 ran.
Dont Back Down (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Prominent, on terms 3rd, soon led, headed 4 out, lost place approaching straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 12l behind Archie Meade (11-10) at Sligo 2m 4f hdl gd in May.
Merrydown Vintage (IRE) 50-1 (11-10) Towards rear, fell 6th, in a race won by Special Tiara (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs sft in Sep, 14 ran.
Present Potential (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Chased leader in 2nd, disputed after 2 out, ridden and no extra approaching last, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 19l behind Heaney (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl in Jul.