Prince Of Milan is very well handicapped compared to his chase mark though his latest success came over 3m1f so it will be a surprise if he has the pace for this. Marshim comfortably beat Brian The Warrior over the C&D in October and, after finding 2m4f beyond him next time, returned to this trip to run well behind Doc Hollywood at Thurles. He can go well along with Mollys Captain, though the latter has yet to win a race of any description. Supreme Bob was in good form in the summer but may find the ground too testing so this can go to SPEED DIAL. He's been very unfortunate not to win in his most recent races having been narrowly beaten twice and falling at the last when in the lead at Clonmel. Compensation awaits here despite another rise in the weights.
Supreme Bob (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Never better than mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 18th of 19, 47l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Kaprun (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, finished 8th and placed 7th, 7th of 10, well behind Liszt (11-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Saddlenomore (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 6th halfway, no extra approaching 3 out, weakened, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Happy New Year (9-3) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Nov.
Jacks Island (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Chased leader in 3rd, 4th halfway, ridden along when mistake 5 out and soon no extra, weakened, finished 9th and placed 8th, 8th of 10, well behind Liszt (11-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and weakened from 3 out (usual 4 out), virtually pulled up run-in, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Caim Hill (10-10) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f hcp chs in Jul.
Mollys Captain (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division on inner, ridden in moderate 11th 2 out, kept on without threatening from last, went 4th close home, never nearer, 4th of 19, 10l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Ballyspellan Lad (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Prominent, no impression in 4th and kept on same pace from before straight, 6th of 15, 22l behind High Desert (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Luddsdenene (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Lost ground start, always behind, 13th of 16, 32l behind Lough Roe Lady (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Marshim (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Waited with, went 5th before straight, 4th 2 out, challenged approaching last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Knocklayde Euro (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 15th of 19, 44l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Speed Dial 3-1fav (10-12) Soon mid-division, headway to track leaders 4 out, soon 3rd, challenged last, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
All Honours (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 15, well behind High Desert (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Silent Reaper (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 5th approaching 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from after next, 8th of 11, 28l behind Mr Eko (11-8) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Nov.
Brian The Warrior (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Soon chased leaders, no extra from 4 out, 15th of 18, well behind Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.