Il Fenomeno, who has won eight times on the Flat and over hurdles, has done nothing in eight starts over fences to suggest he'll make a chaser though this doesn't look the toughest of races. Time To Work did very well over timber last year, ending with a victory in a tough Down Royal handicap in November. A run on the level at last week's Galway Festival should have put him straight for his chasing debut and he's an interesting recruit. SEEFOOD was better than these over hurdles though he didn't win very often. He was in the process of gaining his first victory over fences when falling at the last here three weeks ago and should gain compensation. Dancing Roe was well beaten on his chasing bow in October but that was on very heavy ground and he's expected to do better.
Bonifacio (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, 8th before straight, 7th 2 out, soon no impression, kept on run-in, 5th of 11, 9l behind Stolberg (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f amat hcap hdle 80-109 in Jul.
Dancing Roe (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway from 4 out, mistake next, 7th before straight, moderate 6th at last, one pace,, 7th of 16, 21l behind Blossom Gate (11-5) at Galway 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Glen Gyle (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, dropped towards rear after 4th, detached from 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Croghill Tuppence (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f beg chase gd in Jul.
Il Fenomeno (ITY) 8-1 (11-5) Prominent, on terms 3rd, led before 4th, clear from next, slight mistake 5 out, headed approaching 2 out where 4th, dropped to rear after last, soon eased, tailed off,, last of 7, well behind Ted Veale (11-12) at Galway 2m 1f beg chs.
Seefood (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Mid-division and slight mistake 1st, improved in 4th after 4th, further progress into 2nd before 6 out, not fluent 2 out and dropped to 4th, soon ridden and improved to lead before last, one length advantage when mistake and unseated last, in a race won by Croghill Tuppence (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f beg chase gd in Jul, 13 ran.
Slidecheck (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, jumped slowly 4th, mistake 8th, soon last and ridden, well behind 4 out, last of 5, well behind Big Casino (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chase (4) gd in May.
Time To Work (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along after 2 out, ridden into close 3rd last, stayed on to lead run-in, kept on well closing stages, won at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-150 in Nov beating Foildubh (11-9) by 2l, 9 ran.
Easter Hunt (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leader in 3rd, 2nd halfway, ridden along in 3rd after 6 out, weakened quickly after 5 out and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Indevan (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs in Jul, 12 ran.
Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, slight mistake 6th, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th after 4 out, soon no impression, 5th of 11, 34l behind Formidableopponent (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd in Jul.