The performance of Federici earlier in the day will point to the chances of Sacre Malta, who was narrowly beaten by him at Limerick on Sunday. Kylecrue scored over timber at Clonmel before landing a Downpatrick chase and can run from a 10lb lower rating here so isn't badly treated despite his big weight. BANK BONUS, a winner on the Flat for Andrew Balding, is showing his first signs of form for new connections and with trip and conditions certain to suit he looks the one to be on. Sarah Battle needs a thorough test of stamina which she should get here so has to be a threat.
Kylecrue (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead approaching 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed before 2 out, kept on well under pressure from last, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd in Dec beating Silver Chief (11-5) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Sacre Malta (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Towards rear, not fluent 4 out, closer in 5th approaching straight, not much room before 2 out, soon switched left to outer, challenged in 2nd at last, kept on without matching winner run-in,, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Federici (11-8) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-103 hvy in Dec.
Mini Vic (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, 4th before straight, soon no impression, 8th of 15, 29l behind Miss Xian (11-5) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-116 in Dec.
County Champions (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division on inner, no impression from 4 out, soon weakened, last of 17, well behind Festive Felon (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Abolitionist (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, close 2nd from 4 out, ridden in 2nd next, 3rd 2 out, rider briefly lost iron after 2 out, no extra in 4th before last, 4th of 18, 12l behind Another Challenge (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.
Bank Bonus 7-2fav (11-2) Mid-division and 8th halfway, progress 4 out and ridden in 4th approaching straight, no impression on winner and went moderate 2nd after 2 out, kept on one pace,, 2nd of 17, 10l behind Dream Crusher (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Oscar Rosie (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Mid-division, mistake 6th, 11th halfway, no danger from 3 out, kept on one pace,, 7th of 14, 49l behind Our Katie (11-7) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Nov.
Roman Numeral (IRE) 7-2fav (11-6) Towards rear, mistake 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by De Chissler (11-1) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec, 17 ran.
All Honours (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Held up, 7th approaching 5th, ridden from 3 out, no extra approaching straight,, 11th of 14, 48l behind Kylecrue (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Dec.
Volkis O'blue (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, ridden from next, no impression before 2 out, 7th of 18, 30l behind Another Challenge (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.
West Of The Edge (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, 14th of 23, well behind Tidy Zag (11-6) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Sarah Battle (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division, closer in 5th on inner 3 out, soon ridden, wnet 3rd after 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 18, 10l behind Another Challenge (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.
Boherna Lady (IRE) 18-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, led and disputed from 4th, 2nd and slight mistake 6th, weakened quickly approaching 5 out where mistake, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Afram Blue (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov, 14 ran.
Porterman (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 3 out, 13th of 19, 38l behind Mrs Mac Veale (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
Financially Loose (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) In rear, no impression from 4 out, kept on without threatening from next, never a factor, 10th of 24, 23l behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-9) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Dec.
Its All Hush Hush (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd 5 out, ridden from next, no impression from before 2 out, 7th of 15, 28l behind Foritsa (10-5) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Udo's Choice (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Led and disputed, mistake and headed 2nd, 2nd halfway, ridden in 5th before 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 15, well behind Allez Vic (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Dec.
Drive On Locky (IRE) 9-2fav (10-11) Prominent, slight mistake 3 out, 3rd and no impression from before next where pecked, left moderate 2nd and badly hampered last, kept on same pace run-in, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 23, 11l behind Tidy Zag (11-6) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.