Noble Pageant appreciated stepping up in trip here last time and the testing conditions should bring out the best in him. However, he looked held by CASTLE WINGS when that one fell in the event and Jimmy Mangan's charge looks set to recoup losses. A Fine Young Man looks a major threat as the Naas bumper winner hasn't been beaten far in either start over hurdles on heavy ground and will enjoy the going today. Railway Vic could prove best of the remainder.
A Fine Young Man (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Prominent, close 3rd halfway, 2nd approaching 3 out, ridden and no impression on winner from early straight, no extra and dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 20, 7l behind Please Talk (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Castle Wings (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd entering straight, soon ridden, strongly pressed winner at last, kept on well run-in, 2nd of 8, nk behind Pride Of The Artic (11-7) at Gowran Park 3m mdn hdl sft.
Molaise Lad (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 3f out, no extra in 4th 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 23l behind Are Ya Right Chief (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f N H flat sft in Nov.
Noble Pageant (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, ridden in moderate 3rd entering straight, left 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner before last, closed on eased down winner close home, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Whatwillwecallher (11-5) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Port Ferreol (FR) 7-1 (11-4) Tr ldrs, cl up 4out, not qckn aftr 3out, ko, 3rd of 13, 25l behind Mazuri Cowboy (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp hvy.
Super Touch (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always behind, tailed off from 3 out, completely tailed off, last of 8, well behind Pride Of The Artic (11-7) at Gowran Park 3m mdn hdl sft.
The Real Target (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 18, 47l behind Sea Of Thunder (11-4) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gd in Oct.
Firebird Flyer (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Soon chased winner, no impression 3 out, not fluent next, kept on same pace, 2nd of 23, 24l behind Trifolium (11-9) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Plato (JPN) 7-1 (11-9) Towards rear, no danger and kept on same pace without threatening approaching straight, 8th of 23, 49l behind Trifolium (11-9) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Railway Vic (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 14, 34l behind Ludo Et Emergo (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Roving Lad (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 8th, plugged on same pace, 4th of 7, 27l behind Cotton Mill (11-0) at Fakenham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Ollies Gal (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 4th 1/2way & chall brfly 4out, 6l 3rd aftr 3out, wknd & mod 4th when lft 3rd at last, 3rd of 8, 22l behind Make It Better (12-0) at Ballynoe 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.