Winning bumper Aonvarr has done well enough over timber to command respect though his best efforts have come on quicker ground and he faces a couple of very smart prospects. GREY MONK made a successful debut in a point-to-point before a fair run in a strong maiden hurdle at Leopardstown. He started odds-on when beaten into second by Balnagon Boy on very heavy ground at Fairyhouse in April but the remainder were well beaten and compensation awaits. Lord Of Lords will provide a real test as he could hardly have been more impressive when landing a Navan bumper in March of last year and looked in need of more experience on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse last December. Dave's Stamper may prove best of the remainder but will need a great deal of improvement to get involved in the finish.
Aonvarr (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Led, ridden and challenged 2 out, headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 22, 3 1/2l behind Shamar (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Cnoc An Cheo (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Mid division, drp back twr rr & reminders 6out, impr 3out, 2 bef last, kow to line, game, won at Loughrea 3m ire ptp gf in Oct beating Mullaghmore Glens (12-2) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dave's Stamper (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, reminders 2nd, some modest late headway from 3 out, no impression from 2 out, 5th of 18, 32l behind Best Value (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Get In Pat (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 18th of 25, well behind Wedding Present (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gs in Apr.
Grey Monk (IRE) 4-5fav (11-4) Led, joined 3 out, ridden and headed next, no impression on winner at last, kept on again inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Balnagon Boy (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Olor (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 8th before halfway, improved to track leaders before 3 out, no extra from before straight, 6th of 14, well behind Aerlite Supreme (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Perrie Hill (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 10th entering straight and soon no extra, 10th of 15, 40l behind Goldboy (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat in Oct.
Ronava (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and no impression after 4 out, moderate 6th entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 42l behind Gold Patrol (11-1) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl gd.
River Lass (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Chsd ldrs, 4th 1/2way & 3rd 5out, 10l 3rd & wkng aftr 3out, poor 4th bef 2out & slow last, 4th of 11, 48l behind Uppertown Society (11-7) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun.
Lord Of Lords (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, mistake 5th, closer in 3rd when mistake 2 out, soon ridden, no extra from last, kept on same pace, 4th of 19, 6l behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.