Security Breach, a winner over 1m4f on firm ground at Tramore for Andy Oliver, will find conditions rather different but he did finish runner-up on soft ground and is certain to be primed for this though there's no evidence of jumping in his pedigree. Bell Weir will attract support despite his defeat by Curvacious at Gowran where a couple of mistakes put paid to his chances. He should get into the frame but Carhue, a winning point-to-pointer, looks as though he needs further. The four-year-old DAWERANN is bred to be a champion middle-distance performer on the Flat and has shown plenty of promise in two bumper starts. His trainer does well with similar types and he's taken to make a winning start over timber. Hilltop Tommy is another making his debut over hurdles and looks best of the remainder.
Fantastic Strike (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Held up in touch and keen, join leaders 7th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 12, 28l behind Shifting Gold (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep '11.
Hilltop Tommy (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Raced in 2nd, led from 2f out, headed and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Union Dues (11-11) at Navan 2m nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) hvy in Dec.
Bell Weir Evensfav (11-7) Tracked leaders, not jump fluently, 6th halfway, went 2nd before 3 out but soon ridden and no impression on winner approaching straight, kept on one pace, 2nd of 20, 9l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Another Charm (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, dropped to 6th before 3 out and soon no extra, 14th of 20, 45l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Carhue (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Soon mid-division, improved to track leaders going well approaching straight, moderate 4th before 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 15l behind Courtly Conduct (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Juan De Gracia (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden in moderate 4th 3 out, weakened quickly from 2 out, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Defy Logic (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Shanpallas (IRE) 50-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 10th of 20, 31l behind Legal Exit (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Tudor Lawns (IRE) 100-1 (11-11) Towards rear, no extra approaching straight, 20th of 22, well behind Irish Thistle (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Security Breach (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 4f out, no impression over 3f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 25l behind Shamiran (9-6) at Curragh 1m 4f app stks sft in Jun (flat).
Bonjour Bella (IRE) Gold Well mare out of How Provincial.
Glen Beg (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Prominent, on terms from over 3f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 16l behind Golden Plan (11-7) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat hvy in Dec.
Mimosa Star (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Always rear, tailed off, 15th of 18, well behind Speckled Wood (10-12) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy.
Pippa Rose (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Always rear, tailed off, 12th of 18, well behind Speckled Wood (10-12) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy.
Sailors Time (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always behind, 22nd of 23, well behind Captain Arceus (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Sea Jewel Flemensfirth mare out of Fourstargale.
Tipp On Air (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, no threat from 3 out and kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 24l behind Kilmainham (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Vergalda (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, 11th 4 out, some headway approaching next where not fluent, no threat from early straight, 9th of 18, 44l behind Speckled Wood (10-12) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy.
Dawerann (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th 3f out, soon ridden, disputing moderate 3rd final furlong, kept on to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Le Vent D'antan (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Jan.
Black Zero (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Ld until hdd 3out, ko onepcd, 4th of 8, 17l behind Cnoc Na Gcon (11-4) at Belharbour 3m ire ptp sft.
Lauren's Gift (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Imperial Award.
Hunting Winds 66-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 18, well behind Sarabad (11-3) at Clonmel 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) hvy.