SIZING GOLD is likely to start a very short price for this and is impossible to oppose. A half-brother to several winners, he's finished runner-up to a couple of smart performers since landing a bumper here in February and looks to have been found a simple opportunity. Morning Assembly won a Punchestown bumper in heavy ground on his debut in February and though unable to cope with a penalty on the same track later he didn't run badly and looks certain to do well over timber. Maccas Lad easily landed a bumper at Punchestown last November but was beaten a long way on his hurdling debut in October while Jabus makes his hurdling debut but has shown a glimmer of ability in bumpers.
Ballybogey (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, b mstk 1/2 way, nev involved, pu last, in a race won by Hey R Fella (11-4) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp sft in Oct '11, 13 ran.
Crowded Room (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, till lst tch 3out & pu 2out, in a race won by According To Trev (12-0) at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gf in Oct '11, 9 ran.
Druim Shamhraidh (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Case Study (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan '10, 12 ran.
Jabus (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Soon mid-division at ordinary pace, closer order from over 5f out, 4th 4f out and disputed lead 3f out, no extra and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 18, 14l behind Gilt Shadow (11-8) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gs in Nov.
Jamies Benefit (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) (poor visibility) always in rear, no impression from 4 out, 5th of 10, well behind Drawn N Drank (11-12) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Maccas Lad (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Slight mistake 4th, 7th before halfway, kept on same pace from before straight, 6th of 15, 37l behind Miriam's Dream (11-4) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Morning Assembly (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 4th approaching straight, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 22l behind Buckers Bridge (11-9) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr.
Sizing Gold (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Led, joined 3 out, soon ridden, headed next, kept on same pace from last without threatening winner, 2nd of 15, 10l behind Don Cossack (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Thundering Steel (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, weakened from 4f out, tailed off, 20th of 23, well behind Grand Jesture (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf gs in Apr.