Born In Fire and Grey Monk are potentially useful recruits from point-to-points and New River showed some form for Richard Hannon on the Flat, though Notable Graduate is probably best of those who have raced on the level and he's one to keep an eye on. NED BUNTLINE looked potentially high-class when landing a Naas bumper and started odds-on for his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse. However, he didn't jump with any fluency and was beaten by Bright New Dawn but with the experience behind him he can gain compensation. Urano won three bumpers in France before making a promising debut over timber at Thurles where he found Ally Cascade just too good. There's more to come from him and he's an obvious danger.
Alpha And Omega (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Towards rear, stayed on without threatening from 3 out, 6th of 18, 19l behind Ally Cascade (11-7) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Born In Fire (FR) 5-4 (11-7) Mid div, prog bef 4out, went cl 2nd bef 2out where mstk, 2l 2nd & no ch with wnr bef last, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Blackwater King (11-7) at Dromahane 2m ire ptp sft in Apr.
Grey Monk (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Rcd 3rd, prog to ld 2out, row, easily, won at Largy 3m ire ptp sft in Apr beating Ceasar Milan (10-11) by 8l, 10 ran.
Military Bowl (USA) 7-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from after next, 8th of 14, 12l behind Art Of Logistics (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gs in Nov.
Ned Buntline 8-13fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway in 4th entering straight, pushed along into 2nd before last, ridden and not match winner run-in, 2nd of 19, 1 1/4l behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
Notable Graduate (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 6th entering straight, soon ridden and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace to go 4th on line, 4th of 14, 2l behind I Have A Dream (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Sep (flat).
Pivot Bridge 6-4fav (9-8) Held up in touch, headway on inner approaching straight, ridden over 2f out, 2nd and challenged final furlong, every chance, no extra close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Jeremy's Girl (8-8) at Naas 1m 2f App hcp hvy in Jul (flat).
Urano (FR) 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 5th, progress into 3rd 4 out, close 2nd after 3 out, led narrowly from before 2 out, ran on well from last, headed near finish, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Ally Cascade (11-7) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Westerners Son (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 14, 35l behind Un Atout (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy.
Cnocan Diva (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 13, 10l behind Lily's Angel (9-0) at Dundalk 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Nov (flat).
Lady Temptress (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 3 out, 2nd briefly 2 out, dropped to 3rd and well beaten when bad mistake last, soon dropped to 6th, 6th of 14, 20l behind Un Atout (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy.
Monahans Girl (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Towards rear, 7th and headway before 3 out, 6th approaching 2 out, soon no extra, 9th of 18, 25l behind Ally Cascade (11-7) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
New River (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Chased leader until pushed along over 3f out, ridden and no chance with leading duo 2f out, weakened to 4th over 1f out, 4th of 7, 10l behind Lily In Pink (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) sft in Jun (flat).
Profoundly (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 13th of 24, 35l behind Starkie (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.