Willie Mullins' bumper winner HATS AND HEELS will probably start a short-priced favourite here and though getting the vote she is making her hurdling debut against a couple of decent sorts. Beef To The Heels has set the pace on his last two starts and may do better with more restraint. He has plenty of potential, a remark that also applies to Done En Dusted, a dual winning point-to-pointer and a very good second to Blue Bicycle in a Gowran bumper. Somedaysomehow ran better than her finishing position at Leopardstown suggests last time as she lost a couple of places on the run-in so she can get involved in this.
Amour Des Champs (FR) Robin Des Champs gelding out of Aimessa Du Berlais.
Beef To The Heels (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Led, headed before 2nd, 2nd halfway, led again before 2 out, ridden and challenged approaching last, headed run-in and no extra, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Felix Yonger (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl in Dec.
Done En Dusted (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, dropped to 6th 7f out, ridden into 4th into straight, kept on into 2nd without troubling winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Blue Bicycle (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Filbert Fox (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Prominent early, soon mid-division, weakened 4 out, 12th of 19, 43l behind Rocky Wednesday (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Gizzit (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th approaching straight, moderate 4th over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 26l behind Clonbanan Lad (12-0) at Limerick 2m nhf hvy in Dec.
Kerrib Castle (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 5th of 8, 49l behind Felix Yonger (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl in Dec.
Martin Cash (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway into 5th 5 out, left 4th 4 out, ridden and no impression entering straight, weakened, 5th of 10, well behind Benefficient (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Taghnabrick (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, 6th of 10, 37l behind Lord Redsgirth (10-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
War (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Held up behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 39l behind Lyreen Legend (11-7) at Navan 2m nov hdl hvy in Dec.
Wooly Tom (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders early, no impression from before 5 out, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Days Hotel (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Bracken House (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, close up 5f out, no extra approaching straight, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Pride Ofthe Parish (12-0) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Dec.
Garden Morris (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Led, not jump fluently, headed after 3 out, no extra from next, weakened, 14th of 16, well behind Midnight Game (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Troubled (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden in moderate 7th 3 out, weakened, 10th of 16, 42l behind Toostrong (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Two And Gone (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 21, well behind Monksland (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Bamba's Crown (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Mid-division best, never a factor, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by A Country Girl (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec, 14 ran.
Eveningofelegance (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 8th 3 out, no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 24, 12l behind The Grey Express (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Maxwells Demon (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division when fell 6th, in a race won by Please Talk (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec, 20 ran.
Somedaysomehow (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden after 2 out and no impression on winner approaching last, no extra and lost 2 places run-in, 5th of 8, 15l behind Star Neuville (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Hats And Heels (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Settled towards rear, closer early straight, some headway into 4th 1f out, kept on without reaching first 2, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Thynetocatcher (11-6) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) sft in Nov.
Never Roam (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 17th of 21, well behind Monksland (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Dec.