A Fine Young Man won a maiden hurdle at Naas in March but hasn't raced since April so BARESI makes more appeal. He's got a couple of recent runs under his belt and won't have to improve much on his latest second at Clonmel to land this. Raheenwood went close at Cork a week ago, though this is much tougher, but Colls Corner won a chase at Listowel in September and is only 2lb higher back over hurdles. Glenquest and Rinroe have yet to show any worthwhile form since returning from lengthy lay-offs.
Our Gar (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Prominent, disputed lead briefly after 3 out, ridden and weakened from next, last of 12, well behind Acriveen (9-10) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl hvy in Oct.
A Fine Young Man (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Prominent, 5th 4 out, kept on same pace from before straight, 8th of 22, 11l behind Archie Meade (10-11) at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl gd in Apr.
Baresi (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, led after 3 out, ridden and challenge 2 out, soon headed, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 11l behind Come To The Party (10-9) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Hans Crescent (FR) 10-1 (10-5) Soon towards rear, dropped behind 6th, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Pires (10-0) at Cork 2m hcp chs sft in Oct.
Medicinal Compound 20-1 (11-8) Mid-division, pushed along early, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 20, 23l behind Norther Bay (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Sep.
Colls Corner (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, mistake 5th, 4th approaching 4 out, lost place approaching straight, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 31l behind Pires (10-0) at Cork 2m hcp chs sft in Oct.
Rinroe (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened and tailed off, last of 9, well behind Lastoftheleaders (11-3) at Galway 2m hcp hdl in Oct.
Glenquest (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders mainly 3rd, ridden and dropped to 6th entering straight, kept on one pace under pressure without troubling leaders, 4th of 12, 21l behind Civena (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Oct.
Bonifacio (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, weakened 3 out, 16th of 18, well behind Letterlee Star (10-8) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.
Cloughmile (IRE) 15-2 (11-9) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct, 17 ran.
Raheenwood (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, 5th before straight, chased winner from before last and not fluent, kept on run-in, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Masked Phantom (11-10) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109.