MEDICAL CARD, who had shown promise in bumpers on heavy ground, made a nice debut over timber behind Model County Lass at Cork and with that under his belt is likely to take all the beating, even in this huge field. White Star Line produced a fine run behind First Lieutenant at Punchestown and didn't appear suited when only sixth in a bumper on this track behind today's rival He's Our Man. He's better than that and the winner has been beaten twice over timber subsequently and may not confirm the form. Henro Boy has done well but is untried on this sort of ground unlike winning point-to-pointers Canadian Venture and Subaroo Blue, who will appreciate a test of stamina. Skorcher's army of followers had scorched fingers last season when he was beaten at very short odds on three occasions. He had Medical Card 17 lengths behind when landing a Navan bumper last January but hasn't really taken to hurdles.
Alderwood (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, challenged travelling well entering straight, led 2f out, ridden and strongly pressed from over 1f out, headed under pressure inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Vics Canvas (11-9) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat.
Ambient Sound (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, moderate 6th from before 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace approaching straight, 5th of 15, 35l behind The Burrow Vic (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Canadian Venture (IRE) Evens (12-0) Ww in rr, prog to mid div 4out, eff aftr 2out, ld last, ko up, won at Largy 3m ire ptp gf in Apr beating Farnorth (12-0) by 1l, 14 ran.
Faymore Road (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, weakened 5 out, 10th of 16, well behind Our Girl Salley (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
He's Our Man (IRE) 22-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, 3rd and pushed along to challenge when stumbled badly on landing 2 out, not recover, 6th of 7, 20l behind Fully Funded (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) sft.
Henro Boy (IRE) 13-8fav (11-12) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden 3 out, no impression from next, 7th of 13, 10l behind Ferris Bueller (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Kellystown Jack (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear, no danger and kept on same pace from after 3 out, 9th of 14, 22l behind Pineau De Re (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl sft.
Lord Redsgirth (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden in 8th after 4 out, 6th 3 out, no impression in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 19l behind Our Girl Salley (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Medical Card (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 3rd 4 out, soon ridden, 3rd 2 out, went 2nd from last, kept on, 2nd of 21, 1 1/4l behind Model County Lass (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Mr Shankly (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden in 11th 4 out, soon no extra, 10th of 15, well behind Traffic Article (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Passing Through 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, progress into 7th 3 out, moderate 4th after 2 out, satyed on from last, 4th of 18, 6l behind Belord (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl sft.
Raise You Ten (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Led at sedate pace, ridden and challenged 2 1/2f out, headed over 2f out, no extra and weakened, last of 6, 20l behind Dylan Ross (11-11) at Down Royal 2m N H flat.
Rebel Alliance (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, 13th of 21, well behind Sweet Shock (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl in Oct.
Rendezvous Bay (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, never in contention, 7th of 12, 25l behind Twentynineblack (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Rime Avec Gentil (FR) 7-2 (10-7) 5th of 15, well behind Attikos (10-5) at Cagnes-sur-Mer(FR) 2m 3f hdl sft in Jan.
Saved By John (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Towards rear, mid-division halfway, ridden from 4f out, no extra straight, 5th of 15, 16l behind Majestic Mayhem (11-7) at Wexford 2m N H flat gd in May.
Skorcher (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, led before 3 out, ridden and joined before next, headed entering straight, no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 11l behind Rick (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Subaroo Blue (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Ww in tch, cl 4th 3out, went on aftr 2out, row, won at Necarne 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Doc Martin (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Tin Town Boy (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Always trailing, mistake 2nd, behind straight, last of 13, well behind Flat Out (11-9) at Sligo 2m hdl gd in May.
Unquestionable (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leader in 2nd, weakened before 4 out, 19th of 21, well behind Sweet Shock (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl in Oct.
Whats On The Menu (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased clear leader, moderate 6th halfway, no impression from early straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 18l behind Frisco Depot (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl.
White Star Line (IRE) 7-4fav (11-7) Chased leaders on inner, closed 2f out, soon every chance, kept on same pace under pressure from 1f out, 6th of 22, 4 1/2l behind He's Our Man (11-11) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat sft in Oct.
Bearsgrove (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 16th of 25, well behind Staying Article (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.
Chapter Eleven (IRE) Rashar mare out of Supreme Effort.
Miss Taggle (IRE) Close Conflict mare out of Ardnataggle.
Paramount Court (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Never a factor, trailing approaching straight, completely tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Exit To Anywhere (11-9) at Punchestown 2m N H flat.
Whatever Jacksays (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 25, 35l behind Staying Article (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.
Caddy Man (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mid div, 10th aftr a mile & 6th 5out, cl 4th aftr 4out until no ex bef 2out & mod 4th at last, 3rd of 17, well behind Mickey Blue Eyes (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd.