Ordinary World had shown potential before landing a Tipperary maiden but takes on much stiffer opposition here. Bentelimar is a nice prospect and completed a double before finding the Supreme Novices' Hurdle too much for him. He returns after a lay off but is one to keep an eye on as is Harvey Logan, who was in tremendous form at this time a year ago. RUPERT LAMB (NAP) is rated 145 over fences and comes here on a 14lb lower mark despite a comfortable victory at Killarney in August. He will take all the beating if running anywhere near that kind of form.
Bentelimar (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place after 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last, 9th of 12, 28 3/4l behind Douvan (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gs in Mar.
Henry Higgins (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Mid-division, bad mistake 3rd, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression when fell 3 out, at Killarney 2m 1f hcp Yielding - Soft in May.
Rupert Lamb 8-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, bad mistake 3rd, good headway before 3 out, improved to lead 2 out and ridden clear, stayed on well from last, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp gd in Aug beating Draco (11-6) by 3 3/4l, 11 ran.
Morga (IRE) 9-2fav (11-7) Soon tracked leader in 3rd, progress to 2nd 4 out, soon driven, dropped to 6th at last, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 13l behind Copy That (9-12) at Galway 2m hcp gd in Oct.
Ordinary World (IRE) Evensfav (11-4) Chased leaders, moderate 4th early, closer from 4th, improved to challenge after 3 out, led approaching 2 out, ridden before last, pressed run-in and kept on well, won at Tipperary 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Oct beating Timing'severything (11-8) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Trucking Along (IRE) 40-1 (11-11) Towards rear, reminders in last after 4 out, soon no extra and eased, completely tailed off, 18th of 19, dist behind Ancient Sands (10-13) at Navan 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.
Wes Hardin (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Took keen hold, chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, brought down approaching 3 out, at Down Royal 2m hcp Yielding in Oct.
Harvey Logan (IRE) 11-2 (10-3) Mid-division, ridden into close 7th 3 out, no extra 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 23, 22 1/2l behind Lite Duties (10-6) at Navan 2m 4f hcp Yielding - Soft in Dec.
Good As Gold 12-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders early, closer in 4th before straight, pushed along between horses after 2 out, one pace from before last, 4th of 10, 7 1/4l behind All You Need (11-11) at Naas 2m hcp Yielding in Nov.
Colla Pier (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Towards rear, went moderate 5th 4 out, ridden in moderate 3rd 2 out, soon moderate 2nd, kept on one paced without troubling easy winner run-in, 2nd of 8, 16l behind Listen Dear (10-10) at Down Royal 2m (1) Yielding in Oct.
Cest Notre Gris (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, slight mistake 1st, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, hampered 3 out, 11th of 14, 26 1/4l behind Waxies Dargle (10-8) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp Yielding - Soft in May.
College Boy (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 17th of 21, dist behind Bog War (10-8) at Navan 2m hcp hvy in Mar.