Dinny Lacey won a Punchestown bumper in February and made a promising debut over timber in what looked a decent maiden over this track and trip. Dual bumper winner Run Wild Fred didn't quite come up to expectations on his hurdling bow at Gowran so the vote goes to the mare ET DITE. Willie Mullins' recruit from France had more than two years off before making her hurdling bow at Naas and, though eventually weakening, should have come on enough to take this. Joshua Webb ran poorly on his debut over timber at Fairyhouse after landing a bumper on this track.
Bintheredonethat (IRE) 80-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, no extra approaching straight, behind and fell last, at Thurles 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Dinny Lacey (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 7th from 4th, improved to chase front pair from 3 out, kept on same pace from after next, 3rd of 19, 6 3/4l behind Thatsy (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn sft in Nov.
Friary Land 100-1 (11-12) Chased leader, lost place and under pressure over 6f out, weakened before 2 out, 19th of 20, dist behind Latest Exhibition (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn sft in Oct.
Hardcore (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Rr of mid-div, 10th 1/2way, mstk 9th, in ok 6th bef 4out, sn wknd & pu bef 3out, at Lingstown 3m mdn Yielding - Soft in Mar.
I Often Wonder Intikhab gelding out of Flotation.
Last Minute Man (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent at times, 5th at 6th, lost place at 7th, soon under pressure in 8th, no extra in 10th after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 11, dist behind Small Farm (11-4) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn sft in Dec.
Low Lie The Fields (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Tir Na Gcapall.
Mr Hendricks (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Chased leader, 7th after 4 out, lost place and weakened before 3 out, 10th of 12, dist behind Alpine Cobra (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn sft in Nov.
Run Wild Fred (IRE) 13-8 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression on leaders entering straight, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 19 1/2l behind Rocket Lad (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Oct.
Stadius (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no impression 3 out, kept on one pace in straight, never a factor, 8th of 17, 30l behind Fan De Blues (11-9) at Thurles 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Joshua Webb (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Not fluent 1st, waited with and 18th early, some headway but no impression from before 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening, 9th of 25, 17l behind Conflated (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Lord Lariat (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Mid div, in tch 5out, no ex frm 3out, wknd & pu 2out, at Monksgrange 3m mdn gd in Mar.
Wajaaha (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Soon settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden behind leaders 2f out, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 10 3/4l behind Golden Valour (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Dec.
Et Dite (FR) 5-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 4th and slight mistake 5 out, ridden and no impression on leaders before 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 20 3/4l behind Elixir D'Ainay (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.