Although unimpressive on his debut for Willie Mullins when odds-on at Navan, DON POLI deserves another chance. He was impeded by Festive Felon on the run-in and though that winner has been well beaten subsequently the third has won so the form looks good enough for this. Kymin's Way, a bumper winner in heavy ground at Galway, has been a bit disappointing in two runs over timber but winning point-to-pointer Sizing Coal ran well behind Urano over today's track and trip earlier this month. Kerrieonvic looks the main threat as he's a real staying type judged on his placed efforts here and at Limerick and the ground is in his favour.
Kymin's Way (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Soon mid-division, a little slow at 3rd and pushed along, not jump fluently, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace in moderate 8th from before straight,, 6th of 18, 13l behind Romantic Fashion (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Battling Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, progress 3 out and 5th next, no impression when hampered and unseated rider last, in a race won by The Pounds (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy, 18 ran.
Cnoc Na Gcon (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, not fluent 6 out, 5th 3 out, soon no extra, 5th of 9, 35l behind Rory's Brother (10-7) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Dec.
Easy To See (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, not fluent 6th, pushed along briefly from 5 out, 6th after 4 out, no impression and kept on one pace from before straight, 6th of 10, 47l behind Wounded Warrior (11-9) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hdl sft.
Fethard Player (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, improved to track leaders 5 out, challenged and on terms approaching 2 out, soon headed, no extra in moderate 3rd when fell last, in a race won by Flaming Dawn (11-12) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy, 12 ran.
Fiscal Nomad (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division, chased clear leader in 7th 5 out, pushed along when mistake next, soon no extra and weakened, completely tailed off, 8th of 18, well behind Urano (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy.
Glenteeneasaigh (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Prominent, left in front after 6th, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed 2 out, soon no extra, 4th of 14, 7l behind Authorization (11-10) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl sft.
Globalized (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 8th of 18, 18l behind Elegant Statesman (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Oct '12.
Hackets Folly (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Prominent early, pushed along in rear before 5 out, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 16, well behind Pairofbrowneyes (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Kerrieonvic (IRE) 6-4 (11-4) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, 3rd 3 out and soon pushed along, ridden and no impression on winner approaching last, kept on one pace into 2nd run-in, 2nd of 18, 7l behind The Pounds (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Knowhentofoldem (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 7th at 4th, no impression from after 5 out, 9th of 13, 40l behind Kick On Boss (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl sft.
Sizing Coal (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Chased leader and 6th halfway, closer 4 out and 2nd next, ridden and no impression on easy winner approaching last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 18, 9l behind Urano (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy.
Cookie Con (IRE) 66-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, slow 1st and lost place, dropped to rear after 3rd, trailing 4 out, tailed off, 18th of 20, well behind The Winkler (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl.
Didntitellya (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Led, headed 6th where not fluent, ridden after 3 out and no extra in 8th next, weakened, 8th of 10, well behind Sure Reef (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Don Poli (IRE) 4-7fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, jumped right at 1st, close 4th 3 out, ridden and progress into 2nd next, strongly pressed winner when carried slightly right at last, carried sightly right run-in, kept on under pressure close home, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Festive Felon (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Leah's Dream (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, poor 11th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, well behind Azorian (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Molly's Affair (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Prominent and led 2nd, clear before 4th, not fluent 6th and reduced advantage next, pushed along and headed 2 out, soon no extra, 6th of 16, 18l behind Tudor Fashion (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares mdn hdl.
Wheres Jo (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Towards rear, no extra from 4 out, tailed off,, last of 15, well behind Oscar Chimes (10-11) at Thurles 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Nov.
The Grey Guy (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Towards rear, never a factor, moderate 6th entering straight, no extra between final 2, tailed off, 6th of 18, well behind Urano (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy.
Nandos Well (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Alw pr, rdn on terms 3out, chall 2out, row, won at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct '12 beating Potters Cross (12-0) by 7l, 12 ran.
Corporate Box (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Prominent, not jump fluently, 5th 4 out, lost place from next, soon no extra and weakened, completely tailed off,, 12th of 18, well behind Romantic Fashion (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.