Glam Gerry is generally to be feared around here though he's 21lb higher than when last successful on the track. Hidden Cyclone was attempting 3m for the first time in the Lexus and didn't stay though his jumping let him down. He's a class act at his best and shouldn't be far away but Organisedconfusion has struggled at the weights since winning the Irish National in 2011. Canaly is going well though this will be his first start in a handicap over fences and though the veteran Dancing Tornado is capable of winning from this mark he was well beaten in the race a year ago. The novice Sweet My Lord may not have enough experience and though that remark could also apply to CARLINGFORD LOUGH it's John Kiely's charge who is handed the vote. A progressive hurdler, he's taking his time to find his feet over fences but was noted staying on strongly when tackling 2m1f on his handicap debut here last month and looks to have been laid out for this.
Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Prominent racing keenly, not jump fluently, led 7th, strongly pressed and headed 2 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Tidal Bay (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m chs G1 (1) sft in Dec.
Apt Approach (IRE) 6-1fav (11-2) Always towards rear, pulled up before last, in a race won by Prince Rudi (10-6) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec, 30 ran.
Organisedconfusion (IRE) 6-1fav (10-7) Mid-division, headway into 6th 2 out, ridden entering straight, kept on same pace into 4th last, 4th of 30, 3 1/2l behind Prince Rudi (10-6) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Carrigmartin (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2 out, last of 17, 45l behind Cairdin (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Dec.
Thegreatjohnbrowne (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Colbert Station (10-11) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec, 28 ran.
Canaly (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to join issue 3 out and ridden to lead early straight, driven out and kept on run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec beating Mallowney (10-2) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Like Your Style (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 17th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace entering straight, 8th of 28, 23l behind Colbert Station (10-11) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.
Dancing Tornado (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, 7th 3 out, staying on at one pace when slow last, 5th of 11, 12l behind Bishopsfurze (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl in Nov.
Ballyadam Brook (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Led and clear early, headed 6th, soon 4th, ridden 3 out, kept on one paced in 4th straight, 4th of 7, 20l behind Marito (11-8) at Naas 2m nov chs.
Questions Answered (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, 12th 3 out, ridden into 9th entering straight, 7th last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 6th of 28, 16l behind Colbert Station (10-11) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.
Klepht (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) In rear, 10th 2 out, soon ridden, went 3rd at last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Beneficial Spirit (10-3) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130.
Sweeney Tunes 12-1 (11-3) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd from 5th, disputed 3rd from 7th, mistake 4 out, challenged 3 out, ridden in 3rd before straight, no extra and kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 31l behind Back In Focus (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 6f nov chs G2 (1) hvy in Nov.
Jack Absolute (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, moderate 6th before straight, no impression in moderate 3rd before 2 out, left in front and stayed on well from last, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec beating Tullintain (10-5) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Glam Gerry (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden before 2 out, no extra in 6th last, kept on one pace, 10th of 28, 28l behind Colbert Station (10-11) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.
Sweet My Lord (FR) 6-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders in 5th, 4th 4 out, 3rd and appeared to be travelling best after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon no extra under pressure, 4th of 11, 8l behind Bishopsfurze (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl in Nov.
Farrells Fancy (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Led, headed after 6th, regained lead 4 out, hampered by loose horse and headed after 2 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra in 5th last, kept on one pace, 9th of 28, 25l behind Colbert Station (10-11) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.
Carlingford Lough (IRE) 11-4fav (10-9) Held up towards rear, ridden from 2 out, moderate 9th approaching last, kept on, 7th of 16, 9l behind Jacksonslady (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.
On The Way Out (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Always prominent, ledft 3rd 5 out, 2nd from next, challenged 2 out, led entering straight, soon strongly pressed, headed last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Jacksonslady (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.