TURBAN made a very promising racecourse debut when beating two subsequent winners over this trip at Thurles last month and looked to have found 2m4f beyond him in a stronger event at Navan. He can get back to winning ways though Casa Jove and Mississippi River, separated by just half-a-length when 1-2 at Clonmel in October, are in very good form and should make a race of it. The latter especially looks a real threat as he's 8lb better off and has since won at Fairyhouse. Analyse That was well beaten in that Clonmel event and though a subsequent winner, looks held.
Analyse That (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, closed to track leaders travelling well from 2 out, disputed lead at last, stayed on best run-in to edge ahead close home, won at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Nov beating Galianna (11-5) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Casa Jove (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Led, strongly pressed and headed approaching last, soon no extra, last of 5, 12l behind Lord Windermere (11-9) at Punchestown 2m lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1).
Mississippi River (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders, moderate 4th 3 out, closed on leaders before straight, pushed along in 3rd after 2 out, led last, kept on under pressure run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft beating Golanbrook (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Turban (FR) 3-1 (11-8) Settled mid-division, headway into 5th 4 out, improved to 2nd 2 out, ridden and no extra before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Dedigout (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f nh nov hdl.
Cometotheboardroom (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 15, 34l behind Tackmaster (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Unconditional (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Towards rear on outer, no impression from 4 out, 11th of 18, well behind Sligo Publican (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.