A huge field here but URANO will be at short odds and should land the spoils on a big day for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh. Unbeaten in three bumpers in France, he was caught close home on his hurdling debut at Thurles before coming up against the useful Ned Buntline here last month and will be very unfortunate to catch one as good this time. Smithfield hasn't been beaten far in all starts over hurdles and is a very good yardstick but he's now exposed and Some Article, a bumper winner at Punchestown, may pose more of a threat after a very promising hurdles debut at Navan. Angelas Money showed potential in testing ground at Punchestown and may do best of the remainder.
Admiral Hawke (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, pulled up before last, in a race won by Sizing Gold (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Angelas Money (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Prominent and took keen hold, 3rd halfway, 2nd from 3 out but no chance with winner from early straight , kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 13l behind Rule The World (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Barrow Island (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, never a factor, 9th of 16, 44l behind Mister Hotelier (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Captain Lob (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 4th 5f out, ridden and no extra 3f out, 8th of 15, 16l behind Mullaghanoe River (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat sft in Dec.
Druim Shamhraidh (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 13th of 17, well behind Jennies Jewel (11-2) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Kilbeggan Knight (IRE) Wizard King gelding out of Adare Princess.
Legal Exit (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden in pursuit of winner into straight, still a chance when fell 2 out, in a race won by Home Farm (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Nov, 16 ran.
Testoftime (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) In rear, some progress 3 out, no impression, 12th of 16, well behind King Of Firth (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
The Bugler (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, headway into 6th before 2 out, hampered 2 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, 8th of 13, 50l behind Mumbo Jumbo (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Vinniespride (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Reminders in rear 4th, never a factor, 12th of 15, well behind Waydownsouth (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Whatwillwedonext (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, last of 15, well behind Don Cossack (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
A Word Apart (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Blissful Moment (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Old Pride (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Soon tracked leaders, improved to be on terms after 3 out, headed after next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 17l behind Waydownsouth (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Oscar Vespasian (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Quinnsboro Native.
Shanpallas (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Prominent, no extra from 2f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 14, 45l behind Golantilla (11-5) at Cork 2m N H flat.
Smithfield (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, close 2nd 3 out, ridden entering straight, no impression on leader before last, dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 16, 2 1/2l behind King Of Firth (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Some Article (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd 4 out, 2nd next, soon ridden, no extra under pressure from 2 out, went moderate 4th at last, 4th of 14, 10l behind Un Atout (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
The Tullow Tank (IRE) Evens (11-7) Tr ldrs, 6th 1/2way, 5th 3out, 4th 2out, kow on run-in to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 12l behind Up And Go (10-11) at Lemonfield 2m ire ptp hvy in Mar.
Theboss On Thehill (IRE) Bach gelding out of Consproblem.
Urano (FR) 13-8 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, close 3rd travelling well approaching 2 out, 2nd into straight, led last, soon ridden and headed, not pace of winner, kept on, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Ned Buntline (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Cnocan Diva (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, no extra from 3 out, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Mister Hotelier (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Station Closed (IRE) Kutub mare out of Laser Supreme.