Light That has run out of steam in his two races on testing ground over fences and may do better on a lesser track. De Plotting Shed is a very smart staying hurdler who has done well in both starts over fences though over longer trips and this could prove on the short side. Bravissimo should find a race soon though this looks destined for his stable companion SATURNUS (NAP). The 2016 Grade 1 Future Champions Hurdle winner made a very positive start over fences when only a couple of lengths behind Avenir D'Une Vie at Punchestown and normal progress should see him go one better.
Bective Cave (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, plenty to do in rear when fell 3 out, at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hvy in Jan.
Bravissimo (FR) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 5th, ridden and dropped to 3rd entering straight, moderate 3rd at last, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 7 1/2l behind Castlegrace Paddy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hvy in Dec.
De Plotting Shed (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, 3rd at last, no extra, 5th of 12, 13 1/2l behind Mossback (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Fit To Be Tied (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Held up, fell 1st, at Fairyhouse 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Knocknacassa King (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, moderate 5th halfway, weakened towards rear 5 out, completely tailed off, 8th of 9, dist behind Born To Size (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f Good - Yielding in Oct.
Light That (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace run-in to 4th close home, 4th of 10, 23 1/4l behind Avenir D'une Vie (11-12) at Punchestown 2m hvy in Dec.
Saturnas (FR) 11-8fav (11-12) Chased leaders, improved into 2nd at 6th, ridden before 2 out where slight mistake, no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Avenir D'une Vie (11-12) at Punchestown 2m hvy in Dec.
Scoir Mear (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, 5th and pecked 3 out, soon ridden, no impression in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 19 3/4l behind Bon Papa (11-12) at Punchestown 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov.