Tikkanen Express is better known as a chaser these days and scored at Punchestown when last seen in October last year. He can revert to hurdles on a 20lb lower mark so would have to be a threat if ready. Scheu Time had dropped to a fair mark when runner-up at Punchestown last month but has gone back up a couple of pounds while Goodbye Someday ran poorly in a maiden here last month. FARID (NAP) looks the type for this. A winning bumper in France, he showed potential in maidens last winter and again on his reappearance here last month. He makes his handicap debut and could be thrown in. Powersbomb looks the main threat as he won over fences here last month and can race from 15lb lower. Hareth would be interesting if attracting support.
Velocity Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Waited with, 14th at 6th, some headway but no impression when slight mistake 3 out, kept on same pace without threatening after, 9th of 17, 18 3/4l behind Mister Fogpatches (10-11) at Navan 2m 6f hcp sft in Nov.
Scheu Time (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Led, 3 lengths clear at 3rd, reduced advantage after 4th, joined 3 out, headed 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Drop The Anchor (10-3) at Punchestown 2m hcp sft in Nov.
Hareth (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Waited with, slight mistake 2nd, last at 7th, pushed along after 8th and reminder, soon no impression, pulled up after 3 out, at Wexford 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Mar.
Mountain Fox (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Soon raced in 5th, pushed along after halfway, no impression under 2f out, one pace, 9th of 14, 18 3/4l behind Pak Army (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Nov.
Peaches And Cream (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Mid-division on outside, ridden turning in, kept on same pace, never able to challenge, 8th of 10, 11 3/4l behind Jatiluwih (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (2) sft in Nov.
Powersbomb (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division, improved into 3rd at 7th, travelled well to challenge 3 out, narrow lead next, ridden to assert before last, kept on well run-in, won at Cork 2m 1f hcp sft in Nov beating Just Get Cracking (10-10) by 1l, 9 ran.
Farid (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Mid-division, progress on outer to 5th entering straight, ridden and no impression when slight mistake 2 out, no extra, 7th of 22, 27 1/4l behind Tiger Voice (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Tikkanen Express (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) Prominent, led 1st, pressed and mistake 2 out, stayed on well from before last, won at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp gd in Oct beating Dont Kick Nor Bite (11-10) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Goodbye Someday (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 4th after after 4 out, soon ridden and no impression on leaders, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 34l behind Midnight Run (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Kingdom Brunel 14-1 (10-13) Towards rear, 6th halfway, in touch in 4th entering straight, ridden and no impression in 6th after 2 out, no extra, 6th of 9, 31 1/2l behind Father Ailbe (10-12) at Limerick 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Pound A Stroke (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 14th of 19, dist behind Smoking Gun (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Feb.
Cluan Dara (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, progress to 7th entering straight, ridden in 4th 2 out, weakened and no extra before last, 8th of 13, 32 1/2l behind Moyode Lady (9-12) at Limerick 3m hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Port Rashid (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, slightly slow 4th, some progress into 10th after 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 10th of 15, 35 1/4l behind Burlesque Queen (10-10) at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.