AP McCoy rides Ebazan for Conor O'Dwyer but has mount doesn't have the form for this. He was a long way behind Spacious Sky when the latter was a disappointing favourite at Naas last month and Black Zero, who finished in front of them both, looks to have a better chance. However, he was a long way behind DANEQUEST at Limeick earlier and Rodger Sweeney's charge can defy an 8lb rise if in the same mood. Concrete And Clay hasn't won since last January but is still 7lb higher in the ratings. Castletown Bridge had little chance at the weights at Cheltenham last time and this is much more his level.
Concrete And Clay 11-2 (11-7) Soon mid-division, lost place a bit 4 out, kept on without threatening straight, 6th of 12, 9l behind Roman Numeral (9-8) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.
El Fontan (FR) 25-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, mistake 11th and soon driven along, behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Solstice Knight (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 in Apr, 12 ran.
Castletown Bridge (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, well beaten 3 out, 11th of 12, 37l behind First In The Queue (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Big Generator 8-1 (11-2) Led, strongly pressed early straight and headed after 2 out, no extra and dropped to 9th at last, weakened, 9th of 15, 16l behind Top Spin (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Oct.
Asockastar (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division on outer, 8th before 6 out, ridden into 3rd approaching straight, moderate 4th from 2 out, soon no impression, 5th of 13, 14l behind Danequest (11-3) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Oct.
Danequest (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Towards rear, 10th before 6 out, went 4th approaching straight, challenged from before 2 out and soon on terms, edged ahead and stayed on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Oct beating Montrel (11-3) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Ebazan (USA) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 12, 33l behind Alpha And Omega (10-3) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Oct.
Wooly Tom (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, some headway early straight and 10th before last, kept on same pace run-in, 8th of 15, 11l behind Alpha And Omega (11-4) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Black Zero (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along 2 out and no impression in 3rd last, kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 15, 4l behind Alpha And Omega (11-4) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Vivaldi (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Towards rear when hampered and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Top Spin (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Oct, 15 ran.
King Of Oriel (IRE) 4-1fav (11-2) Settled behind leaders, 9th halfway, headway into 4th 3 out, 3rd travelling well entering straight, led before last, pushed out and kept on strongly run-in, won at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Oct beating Carpet Elegance (10-13) by 4 1/2l, 19 ran.
Milanphardantetime (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) Prominent in chasing group, well off the pace, not fluent 3rd, lost place and no extra from before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Black Russian (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Aug, 11 ran.
Tin Town Boy (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Mid-division, 13th early, some headway 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 7th of 18, 20l behind Hurricane Ridge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Spacious Sky (USA) 9-4fav (10-5) Rear of mid-division, pushed along early straight and 9th when mistake last, no extra, 10th of 15, 14l behind Alpha And Omega (11-4) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Dayrina (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, 2nd before 4 out, mistake 3 out and lost place before next, no extra, 9th of 15, 13l behind Alpha And Omega (11-4) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Luddsdenene (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, 13th halfway, not fluent 5th, went moderate 9th before last and kept on one pace, 8th of 18, 12l behind Famous Ballerina (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Westerners Son (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Waited with, pulled up after 3rd, in a race won by Hang On Groovy (10-11) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun, 18 ran.
Takestan (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Chased leaders when fell 1st, in a race won by Art Of Logistics (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 2f nov chs (1) gd in Oct, 5 ran.