RASCO has done well over hurdles and though no match for Briar Hill at Wexford he won't be coming up against one of that quality here and should be good enough. Royal Captain fell on his only start between the flags but showed up well for a long way on his hurdling debut at Punchestown and looks the main threat. The remainder have shown very little with Regula possibly the best of them.
Beau Ballistic (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders and headway to lead 3rd, headed 2 out where mistake, soon weakened, last of 11, well behind Doesheeverstop (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl in Nov.
Cloch Fada 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra over 2f out, weakened, 9th of 10, well behind Moonshine Lad (11-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Mighty Leader (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, no impression, 7th of 15, 33l behind Time For A Pint (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in Aug.
Rasco (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 3 out, 3rd before next, kept on one paced, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Briar Hill (11-12) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Royal Captain (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 7th 4 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, no impression, 6th of 13, 13l behind Oscar's Passion (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Regula (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Soon mid-division, moderate 8th after 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace,, 9th of 16, 25l behind Lucky Bridle (11-7) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Nov.