LIEUTENANT COLONEL made a winning debut in what looked a strong Punchestown bumper before chasing home the odds-on Vautour over hurdles at Navan. He's unlikely to meet anything as good here and should resume winning ways. Drumlee has been highly tried since making a winning start in a Thurles bumper last November and ran very well in a huge field at Navan last time. Macnicholson is better than his form figures suggest though he'll need to sharpen up his jumping against these but Waxies Dargle will have come on for his hurdling debut at Punchestown in October, his first start since April.
Black Spot On (IRE) 28-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 3f out and soon no extra, 8th of 15, 15l behind Crystal Earth (9-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Aug (flat).
Charles Magnes (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Always behind, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 14th of 17, 34l behind Festive Felon (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Drumlee (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, no impression under pressure in 3rd from before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 30, 9l behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Fluspar (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Awkward and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Moonshine Lad (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f 5yo mdn hdl sft in Dec, 13 ran.
Monte Wildhorn (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up, closer order but ridden before straight, soon no impression, eased final furlong, 12th of 18, well behind Montys Meadow (11-9) at Cork 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Rebel Cry (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Pr early, mstk 10th, wknd 4out, pu 3out, in a race won by High Web (12-0) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp sft in May, 13 ran.
Stonehall Vic (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) In rear on outer, no impression from 4 out, kept on one paced, 12th of 19, 42l behind Moyle Park (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Buachaill Tapa (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Prominent, moderate 4th approaching 6 out, no extra 3 out, weakened approaching straight,, 10th of 16, well behind Chicago (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Ever So Much (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Beautiful World.
Jayo Time (IRE) Morozov gelding out of Billythefilly.
Lieutenant Colonel 11-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 7th 4 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, 3rd at last, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on without threatening easy winner, 2nd of 30, 6l behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Macnicholson (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Soon tracked leaders, slight mistake 3 out, soon 4th, no impression and kept on same pace from before last,, 4th of 16, 6l behind Lucky Bridle (11-7) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Nov.
Moyvic (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Soon tracked leaders, 4th approaching straight, soon lost place and no impression, 9th of 30, 50l behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Nimdani (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) In rear when fell 1st, in a race won by Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec, 30 ran.
Oscar Sam (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Good Thyne Jenny.
Shalamzar (FR) (9-2) last of 7, 13l behind Smoking Sun (9-2) at Compiegne(FR) 1m 2f 3yo lst stk gd in Jul '12 (flat).
Themanwithatan (IRE) Royal Anthem gelding out of Beauty At It Best.
To Choose (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden from next, no impression, 7th of 30, 25l behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Waxies Dargle 7-2 (11-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 22l behind Empire Of Dirt (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl in Oct.
Kind Offer (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 10th 3 out, no impression, 10th of 19, 32l behind Urticaire (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Lottolove (IRE) Court Cave mare out of Lady Lotto.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Maple Valley Gold (10-6) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Dec.