BABBLING STREAM appears to have a mind of his own judging by the manner in which he ran off the track at Punchestown but he performed with credit in a Listed bumper at Navan and a set of obstacles may calm him down enough to make a successful debut. King Of Aragon had the remainder well behind when third to Lagostovegas here last month though was beaten a long way. He may do better over further while Masterchippy has run moderately at Dundalk since a couple of runs over timber in the autumn. Lake Shore Drive is lightly raced on the Flat and the type to go well over timber though if this is to be won by a newcomer it may be Good Tradition, who has won two of seven starts on the level and has appeared in some high-class events.
Babanango (FR) Policy Maker gelding out of Bamileke.
Babbling Stream 11-2 (11-8) Chased leader, 5th halfway, pushed along in 3rd over 2f out, ridden and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Death Duty (11-8) at Navan 2m lst (1) hvy in Dec.
Blue Templar (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Held up, towards rear for most, ridden in 8th after 4 out, no impression next, 8th of 10, dist behind Balko Des Flos (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn sft in Jan.
Champayne Ginger (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 8th 4 out, no impression, 11th of 18, dist behind Nine Stiches (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hvy in Jan.
Din Diddle Inn (IRE) Alkaadhem gelding out of Lady Willmurt.
Good Tradition (IRE) 8-13fav (11-9) Disputed 3rd, 3rd halfway, ridden over 2f out, no impression, came wide entering straight, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 12 3/4l behind Jennies Jewel (10-9) at Galway 1m 6f gd in Oct.
Hoodoo Brown 66-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, no impression on inner entering straight, never a factor, 11th of 14, 15 1/4l behind All Body And Soul (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Jan.
Sa Spraoi (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Towards rear, 6th after 3f, 5th under 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, no impression, kept on one pace 2f out, 7th of 9, 24l behind Billy's Hope (10-7) at Punchestown 2m sft in Nov.
Small Bar (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, no impression from 5th, weakened and completely tailed off, last of 18, dist behind Nine Stiches (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hvy in Jan.
Buonarotti Boy (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, soon remote 5th, closer order before 4th, no extra from before 3 out, 6th of 12, dist behind Crafty Power (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hvy in Jan.
King Of Aragon (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Mid-division, pushed along in moderate 7th approaching straight, moderate 3rd before 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 16 1/2l behind Lagostovegas (11-0) at Naas 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Jan.
Lake Shore Drive (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Towards rear, 16th approaching straight, no impression from under 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 6th of 20, 3 3/4l behind Prospector (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Masterchippy (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Mid-division on inner, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Cape Explorer (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.
The Granson (IRE) Jeremy gelding out of Kimberely Bay.
Unyielding 15-8 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 17, 5 1/2l behind Spin Point (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f mdn gd in Sep.
Ayelya (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on outer, 4th halfway, dropped to rear and pushed along 4f out, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 6, dist behind Aspen Colorado (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m sft in Jan.
All Souls (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) won at Fontainebleau 1m 7f gs in Sep beating Samsara (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Killahara Castle (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Led, 2nd after 2f, led with over circuit to race, 5 lengths clear 5f out, reduced advantage approaching straight, ridden over 2f out, under pressure and headed under 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, 5th of 9, 21 3/4l behind Last Goodbye (11-7) at Roscommon 2m gd in Sep.