Echo Bob has only won once over fences but is now on a very high mark after a fine run behind Pires here a month ago. He'll still be a threat if repeating the form and comfortably holds Satu on that run. Kylebeg Krystle ran her best race for some time behind Mr Goodenough at Punchestown but that was over 2m4f and she may find this on the short side, a remark that also applies to Dark Prospect, who won over 2m3f at Downpatrick in September. INSTANT IMPACKED was always travelling well when scoring at Tramore last month though the winning margin would have been less had his main rival not fallen at the last. A 9lb rise looks a bit harsh but there should be more to come and he's taken to complete a quick double.
Echo Bob (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Close up and mainly clear of remainder in 2nd, challenged and led before 2 out, joined last, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Pires (10-0) at Cork 2m hcp chs sft in Oct.
Satu (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, under pressure in 4th last, kept on same pace to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Pires (11-7) at Down Royal 2m hcp chs gd.
Paddy O Dee 10-1 (10-9) Prominent and disputed lead, headed before 3 out, ridden and no impression in 4th next, no extra in straight, 7th of 15, 19l behind Celestial Prospect (11-1) at Wexford 2m 2f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gd in Oct.
Dark Prospect 6-1 (10-9) Mid-division, hampered 5 out, ridden in 8th and mistake 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 14l behind Pires (11-7) at Down Royal 2m hcp chs gd.
Bangonform (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Keen hold, waited with, progress from before 4 out, pecked on landing after 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 28l behind Raz De Maree (11-3) at Cork 3m 4f hcp chs 0-150.
Whats On The Menu (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to dispute briefly 3 out, pushed along and dropped to 6th next, no extra, 8th of 13, 29l behind Jenari (11-11) at Naas 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
Kylebeg Krystle (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, improved into 2nd and ridden 2 out, kept on in 2nd run-in, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Mr Goodenough (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Oct.
Instant Impacked (IRE) 4-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway to lead 2 out, asserted before last where left clear, kept on well run-in, comfortably, won at Tramore 2m hcp chs 0-123 sft in Oct beating Character Actor (11-1) by 6l, 10 ran.
Claragh Native (IRE) 11-2 (10-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, slightly hampered 5 out, pushed along in 7th 3 out, 5th and no impression last, no extra run-in, 7th of 11, 15l behind Pires (11-7) at Down Royal 2m hcp chs gd.