INVITATION ONLY won a point-to-point in March of last year and returned from a year's absence to easily land a Navan bumper. He made all at Punchestown on his only subsequent start in April and looks a potentially smart prospect for hurdling so can start with a victory. New To This Town won bumpers on heavy going at Thurles and here before finding the ground too quick and the company too hot in the championship event at Cheltenham. He's another who should do well at this game as should Barra, the winner of four bumpers in France. The mare Naughty But Nice won on the Flat here and has several useful hurdlers in her pedigree so she shouldn't be long finding a race. Useful Flat performer Island Remede has been a beaten favourite on both starts over hurdles and will need to do much better.
Benkei (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division early, raced on outer throughout, headway into mid-division at halfway, steadied approaching 3 out, pushed along 2 out, never a factor, 11th of 22, 27 3/4l behind Saturnas (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Nov.
Cappuccino Man (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, detached before 2 out, last of 20, dist behind Mount Beckham (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn sft in Mar.
Daredevil Day (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) In rear, some modest progress into 16th 3 out, no impression, 15th of 23, dist behind Baltazar D'allier (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn Yielding - Soft in Nov.
Invitation Only (IRE) 9-10fav (12-0) Made all, pushed along straight, pressed 1 1/2f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Punchestown 2m Yielding in Apr beating Blast Of Koeman (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Jetstream Joe (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 8f out, soon trailing, pulled up 3f out, at Tipperary 2m 2f Yielding - Soft in May.
New To This Town (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Mid-division, outpaced 4f out, soon lost place and behind, 21st of 23, 25 3/4l behind Ballyandy (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar.
Souphanouvan (FR) 50-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, moderate 7th from 3rd, pecked and unseated rider 4 out, at Cork 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Up For Discussion 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, hampered and fell 3rd, at Naas 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Nov.
Barra (FR) (10-1) won at Saint-Cloud 1m 4f hvy in Oct beating Belle Academie (10-1) by 1l, 8 ran.
Island Remede 25-1 (9-7) Prominent, soon led, under pressure and headed over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, dropped to 5th inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 6 3/4l behind Toe The Line (9-7) at Naas 1m 4f lst fll stks (1) Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Naughty But Nice (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride and held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, progress into 6th and ridden 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Udogo (9-8) at Wexford 1m 3f hcp Yielding in Aug.