All eyes here will be on SIR DES CHAMPS as he makes his debut over fences. Unbeaten in three runs over timber, his latest victory was in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham in March and he's bred to be even better over fences. Mackeys Forge was a very useful novice over hurdles but he hasn't done so well in two starts over fences and winning point-to-pointer Niki Royal may prove a bigger threat with her allowance as she ran quite well behind Golden Sunbird at Limerick but the remainder will need to improve on what they have shown so far to get involved.
Glam Gerry (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, mistake 5 out, some headway into 6th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 31l behind Lambro (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs in Nov.
Gran Torino (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, 14th of 18, well behind Lambro (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs in Nov.
Mackeys Forge (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, mistake 4th, 4th halfway, no impression in 5th 4 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 25l behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Navan 2m beg chs in Nov.
Molly's Boy (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, hampered 1st, 8th halfway, moderate 6th from 4 out and soon no impression, 6th of 14, well behind Raptor (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs sft in Nov.
Mr Eko (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, moderate 9th early straight, left 6th 2 out, kept on one pace without threatening, 4th of 16, 28l behind Rockyaboya (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs gd in Nov.
Paddyonas (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Alw in tch, cl 3rd 3out, no ex & wknd, 5th of 6, 19l behind Phar From A Friend (12-0) at Rathmorrissey 3m ire ptp gd in Mar.
Saville Row (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 8th 5 out, no extra from next, 10th of 18, well behind Call The Police (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chs sft in Nov.
Sir Des Champs (FR) 9-2fav (11-3) Held up in rear, mid-division and plenty to do 2 out, 7th and stayed on well approaching last, went 3rd last, ran on flat to lead near finish, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Mar beating Son Of Flicka (11-6) by 1/2l, 23 ran.
Niki Royal (FR) 12-1 (11-7) Prominent on outer and took keeen hold, led briefly 6th, led again 6 out, headed 3 out, soon no impression, 5th of 13, 16l behind Golden Sunbird (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft in Nov.