Grade 1-winning hurdler JERED didn't exactly set the world alight over fences last season but he's still rated 150 over timber and should prove too good for these if fit enough after a break since falling at Cheltenham in March. Bumper and hurdles winner Silver Friend was probably lacking in experience when only third at Naas on his final start of last season in March and should do better this term as should Mr Warbucks, though he looks a chasing type and that may be his forte. New Phase has some decent form to his credit though he may do better when returned to handicaps as he's penalised here.
New Phase (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 5th, 4th before 5 out, 3rd 3 out, 2nd and challenged from 2 out, no impression from last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Grangeclare Gold (11-0) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl gf in Oct.
Silver Friend 7-2 (11-5) Close up in 3rd, 4th 3 out, soon briefly short of room, improved to lead 2 out, not fluent last, headed early run-in, no extra, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Whodoyouthink (11-8) at Naas 2m nh nov hdl sft in Mar.
Beta Blocker 66-1 (11-12) Behind from 4 out, 26th of 30, 49l behind Oneeightofamile (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Going Nowhere Fast (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, reminder 2nd, ridden in moderate 4th from 4 out, no impression, 4th of 9, 26l behind Peqeno Diablo (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 5yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Jered (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, when jumped big and fell 1st, in a race won by Copper Bleu (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Mar, 20 ran.
Moving On (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway to lead entering straight, soon strongly pressed and headed after 3 out, no extra in 3rd from before last, 3rd of 21, 8l behind Arguidos (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Oct.
Mr Warbucks (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Slowly into stride and last, niggled along in moderate 7th 4 out, brought down next, in a race won by Leanne (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f Chase (4yo+) in Oct, 8 ran.
Noble Media (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Rear of mid-div when fell 7th, in a race won by Corlican Boy (12-0) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Oct, 16 ran.
Bob West (IRE) Bob Back mare out of West Alone.
Run For Sol (FR) (10-1) won at Clairefontaine(FR) 2m 2f hdl gs in Aug '08 deadheating with Townsville (10-3), 17 ran.