MR GROOCOCK is a half-brother to four winning jumpers and could hardly have been more impressive than when making a winning debut in a Clonmel bumper in May. He looks potentially useful and will be a warm order to remain unbeaten. Dr Linzi, who won a bumper at Galway in September, appeared to find the ground too testing over hurdles at Naas last time and conditions won't be much better here but they shouldn't bother Bonheur Secret, who made a reasonable debut over hurdles on his reappearance at Galway in October. Venture Capital looks the main threat as he made a winning debut at Fairyhouse a year ago and was having his only subsequent start when well beaten in the Champion Bumper at Punchestown in April.
Dr Linzi (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, some headway into moderate 3rd 3 out, no extra from early straight, weakened run-in, 5th of 14, well behind Rory O'Moore (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Mr Groocock 5-4fav (12-0) Waited with, closed to chase leaders in 3rd from 5f out, improved into 2nd travelling well straight, on terms going best approaching final furlong, soon led and stayed on well to go clear closing stages, easily, won at Clonmel 2m N H flat sft in May beating Crocus Bay (11-7) by 9l, 7 ran.
Venture Capital (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Settled behind leaders early, 8th halfway, weakened 6f out, eased before straight, completely tailed off and virtually pulled up straight, last of 10, well behind Champagne Fever (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat G1 (1) hvy in Apr.
Bonheur Secret (FR) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2 out, soon no impression leaders, lost 3rd run-in, 4th of 11, 12l behind Rogue Angel (11-7) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Cross To Boston (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Soon disputed lead, clear of remainder, headed 6th, remained prominent, 4th approaching 3 out, soon no extra, completely tailed off, last of 9, well behind Twigline (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Fourmilewater (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 14, 30l behind Courageous Cry (11-2) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Known Witness (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always behind, 14th of 15, well behind Don Cossack (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
New Buddy (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 7th 3 out, no impression before next, 7th of 14, 10l behind Blacklough (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Our Native Land (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, 4th from 4f out, challenged and on terms 2f out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 12l behind Zuzka (11-7) at Limerick 2m N H flat gd in May.
Shattered Dream (IRE) 10-3fav (11-7) Prominent, ridden 4 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before next, in a race won by Jupitor (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Oct, 8 ran.
Solidago (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Settled in rear, mistake 4th and almost unseated rider, mistake 3 out, headway into 5th approaching next, no extra after 2 out and no threat in 5th run-in, 5th of 7, 26l behind Inish Island (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Lol Jk (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 5 out, 9th of 16, well behind Eyesontheprize (11-7) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Nov '11.
Selene Moon (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Soon towards rear, never a factor, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Dushybeag (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Trendy Native Overbury filly out of Celtic Native.