Luska Lad, once rated 159, has looked a light of other days recently while Fosters Cross is better over fences. One Fine Day hasn't been in the best of form and Rory O'Moore hasn't run for over a year. Princeton Plains reverts to hurdling after disappointing over fences but it's Willie Mullins who looks to hold the key. UPAZO has taken a long time to grow up since arriving from France but was very impressive in a maiden here last month and there's much more to come. He's still a novice and this is tougher but he's handed the vote over stablemate Primroseandblue, who is more likely to be reverting to fences before long.
Fosters Cross (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden from next, weakened, 7th of 13, 22l behind Pink Coat (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl in Nov.
Upazo (FR) 11-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders on inner, headway to lead before 2 out, pushed clear before last, stayed on strongly run-in, eased inside final furlong, easily, won at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov beating Mister Nibbles (11-9) by 7l, 25 ran.
One Fine Day (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Mid-division, moderate 6th 4 out, ridden entering straight, 7th 2 out, no impression, 5th of 13, 15l behind Pink Coat (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl in Nov.
Acriveen (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, well behind Courtncatcher (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Oct.
All The Aces (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Led in at the start, raced in 3rd, dropped to last before 6th, trailing 4 out, left poor 3rd from last, 3rd of 4, 30l behind Ally Cascade (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft in Nov.
Churchfield Champ (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Held up in last, pushed along and no impression from before 6 out, last of 6, 45l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f nov chs sft in Sep.
Luska Lad (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Chased leader in 2nd, slight mistake 3 out, pushed along before straight, ridden in 3rd and no extra 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind False Economy (11-12) at Limerick 2m hdl in Nov.
Owennacurra Milan (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Held up in mid-division until improved at 4th to be prominent, dropped to 4th 2 out, no impression from before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 10l behind Coolmill (10-3) at Cork 2m 4f in Nov.
Primroseandblue (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Held up in touch in last, ridden from 3 out, went moderate 4th 2 out, went 3rd at last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Smashing (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hdl in Nov.
Princeton Plains (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 5 out, never a factor, 10th of 11, well behind Ballycasey (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f beg chs in Nov.
Rory O'Moore (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened quickly, trailing from 2 out, 6th of 10, 34l behind Mallowney (11-9) at Naas 2m lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1) sft in Mar.