Plenty of these arrive in good heart including Winter Lion, a winner over timber at Punchestown in October. Daliyan followed his recent course and distance success with a fine run over hurdles at Clonmel while Sharjah, who was in superb form around this time a year ago, looked on the way back when a close third here last week. Jim Bolger produced a magnificent training performance to get HEAVY WEIGHT (NAP) back on the track in October after a three-year absence and the six-year-old responded with a hard-fought victory over a trip much too short. Surprisingly the assessor has only raised him 1lb and he's still 5lb below his previous winning mark so a quick double looks on the cards. Udogo couldn't quite hold off Jan Van Eyck over 1m4f last time and is best over this trip so it will be a surprise if he's not thereabouts while Sir Raston found 1m4f too far at Leopardstown and looks well enough treated on his all-weather debut.
Sharjah (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Led, ridden 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed inside final furlong, no extra and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Bittern (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.
Talented Kid 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th halfway, pushed along and no impression over 1f out, no extra, 9th of 11, 12 3/4l behind Political Policy (9-2) at Dundalk 1m pol in Nov.
Modern Tutor 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear, mistake and unseated rider 1st, at Gowran Park 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Poitin 6-1 (8-8) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, progress on outer into 3rd 2f out, soon ridden and 4th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3l behind Moonmeister (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.
Daliyan (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression on easy winner after 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Noble Inn (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hvy in Nov.
Heavy Weight (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden under 2f out and 4th 1f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong to lead on line, won at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct beating Back On Top (9-8) by shd, 12 ran.
Udogo 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to dispute 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong and headed last 50 yards, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Jan Van Eyck (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.
Canon Law (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Disputed lead early, prominent, led inside first 2f, headed after 3f, pushed along early straight, soon switched left to rail, led again from 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Maskoon (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Nov.
Perfect Fit (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Pushed along to chase leaders, soon 5th, switched left from over 2f out, soon pushed along and attempted to challenge, 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Facade (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn fll pol in Nov.
Sir Raston (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 11th approaching straight, soon no impression, no extra and eased final furlong, 19th of 20, 15 1/2l behind Prospector (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Badger Daly (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders on outer, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression over 1f out, no extra, 8th of 13, 7 3/4l behind Captain Midnight (9-5) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Nov.
Bureau Ambition (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Chicago Fall (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Nov.
Sinndar Sandy (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along over 2f out, soon no impression and 11th 1f out, no extra, 13th of 14, 15 1/2l behind Neatly Put (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Nov.
Sister Slew (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 4 out, 14th of 18, dist behind Dragon Fei (11-7) at Tipperary 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Oct.
Hoe Hoe (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, pushed along in 4th 2f out, soon no impression and no extra final furlong, 11th of 22, 9 1/2l behind Snap Click (8-10) at Navan 1m 2f hcp gf in Sep.
Angel's Gift (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Towards rear, improved to chase leaders on outer 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Brokopondo (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Nov.
Winter Lion (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Led and clear, reduced lead before 4th, went on again approaching 4 out, came back to field before straight, headed between last 2, no extra and bad mistake last,, 6th of 8, 29l behind De Name Escapes Me (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Soft - Heavy in Nov.