Willie Mullins had a trio of entries at the early stage and relies on WICKLOW GOLD, who despite his very moderate form is given the nod in what looks a poor event. His recent run behind The Job Is Right at Clonmel is just about the best form on view and he won't get a better chance. French recruit Kozani ran well enough behind Upazo at Fairyhouse to suggest he can get involved with normal progress and winning point-to-pointer Ichey Feet has a decent bumper run to her credit. Highbrow Blue had no chance against the classy Faugheen at Punchestown but takes a drop in grade and could make his presence felt.
Kozani (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 10th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 9th of 25, 14l behind Upazo (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov.
Maya Quest (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, towards rear and no impression 6 out, hampered 4 out, completely tailed off,, 9th of 12, well behind Sitcom (11-5) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs gd in Nov.
Big Boy Foolish (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Royale Pour Moi.
Fethard Player (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, no danger after 3 out, kept on one pace,, 10th of 18, 30l behind Giantofaman (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Highbrow Blue (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, slight mistake 1st, 5th halfway, pushed along and no impression 2 out, no extra in straight, 5th of 10, 34l behind Faugheen (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl in Nov.
Massinis Adventure (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, 9th before halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from 5 out, 9th of 16, 46l behind The Job Is Right (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
My Forever Friend (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Chased leader, moderate 9th before halfway, no impression from 4 out, 11th of 19, well behind Real Steel (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Trioka Bob (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Towards rear off pace, some headway approaching straight and 8th 3f out, no extra from 2f out and eased final furlong, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Racing Pulse (11-10) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat in Oct.
Wicklow Gold (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 11th before halfway, closer in 8th approaching straight, ridden to go moderate 4th from 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 13l behind The Job Is Right (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
Ichey Feet (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders on outer, 7th halfway, pushed along in 4th approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, 13th of 19, 31l behind Millie Le Bach (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 2f mrs N H flat gf in May '12.