Clifton Warrior showed some promise in a Punchestown bumper before pulling up between the flags and has joined Henry De Bromhead but TURKESTAN (NAP), though having had seven runs over hurdles, keeps improving. Narrowly beaten in the last three, including when failing by a short-head to concede Born To Rule 7lb at Ballinrobe, he won't get many better chances. Doyen Rose was beaten a long way into second at Down Royal but should improve while Amazing Amy has a nice pedigree and this isn't the toughest of starts.
Clifton Warrior (12-2) Chsd ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, wknd when mstk 2out, cto in 8th when pu bef last, at Tipperary 3m mdn Good - Yielding in Apr.
Duffys Fortune (IRE) Soldier Of Fortune gelding out of Duffys Article.
Florey Spud (IRE) 40-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, no extra after 7th, weakened and pulled up before next, at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Longhouse Force (IRE) 300-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, 12th of 15, dist behind Na Caith Tobac (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f mdn gd in Jul.
Seegar (IRE) 150-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, slight mistake 1st, moderate 7th approaching 6th, under pressure from 3 out, no impression when impeded 2 out, 7th of 14, dist behind Jimmy Jimmy (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 5f mdn gd in Sep.
Tudor Manor (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) Mid-division, mistake 1st, ridden in moderate 6th 2 out, no impression, 6th of 15, 30 1/2l behind My Mate Mozzie (12-0) at Punchestown 2m mdn gd in Oct.
Turkestan 16-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression, 6th of 14, 9l behind Very Excellent (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Nov.
Amazing Amy (IRE) Doyen M out of Keep The Dosh.
Doyen Rose (IRE) 80-1 (11-7) A bit keen early, mid-division on outer and 6th from halfway, closer in 4th from 3 out, pushed along and left 2nd next, no impression on easy winner and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 15, 29l behind Mighty Potter (11-13) at Down Royal 2m 1f mdn sft in Oct.
Quare Stave (IRE) 100-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, closer in 6th 5f out, ridden and no extra 4f out, 7th of 10, dist behind Grangeclare West (12-2) at Punchestown 2m sft in May.
Windsor Diamond (IRE) 300-1 (11-2) Led, not fluent 4th, headed 3 out, pushed along and dropped to 4th next, soon no extra, weakened, 7th of 8, dist behind Top Bandit (11-2) at Punchestown 2m Yielding in Nov.