Dedigout gained many admirers with his success at Punchestown and a strong gallop will see him in contention in the testing ground. MART LANE was equally impressive when making a winning hurdling debut at Perth where he had the well-regarded Hard To Swallow well beaten. He'll come on for that and looks an exciting prospect. My Murphy had Rourke's Cross, who runs in the previous race, just behind at Wexford before running well in a better race at Thurles while Reizovic looked a nice prospect with a smooth victory at Naas. Lyreen Legend battled to success over the minimum trip at Naas before a much better performance in a Listed contest there where he looked as though this longer trip would suit. He has plenty of scope as does Turban, who made a promising debut in soft conditions at Thurles and is certain to have come on for the experience.
Dedigout (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 2 out, pushed along in 2nd entering straight, ridden to challenge last, led run-in and asserted closing stages, won at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov beating Not For Converting (11-12) by 4l, 11 ran.
Mart Lane (IRE) 6-4 (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th, hit next, not fluent 3 out, soon led, drew clear from 2 out, easily, won at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep beating Hard To Swallow (11-0) by 23l, 6 ran.
My Murphy (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, pushed along and soon no impression after 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Pickapocketortwo (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hdl sft in Nov.
Reizovic (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Settled in mid-division, good headway into 4th approaching straight, smooth progress to go 2nd before last, led run-in and kept on well, comfortably, won at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov beating Hair Oil Jimmy (11-5) by 3l, 25 ran.
Springfield Way (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 3 out, strongly pressed and headed before next, no extra in 3rd before last, 3rd of 4, 12l behind Texas Jack (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f nov hdl sft in Nov.
Lyreen Legend (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Settled in 4th, left 3rd at 4th, ridden and no impression in 4th approaching last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Unaccompanied (11-0) at Naas 2m 4yo lst hdl (1) in Nov.
Turban (FR) 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, 6th halfway, good headway to go 2nd approaching 2 out, led last and soon asserted run-in, comfortably, won at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Nov beating Folsom Blue (10-9) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Benny's Fagartha (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Made all, ridden and challenged last, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov beating High Desert (11-4) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Forjoethepainter (IRE) 80-1 (11-9) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 16, 38l behind Cairdin (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Jock's Delight (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Monksland (11-11) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Prince Of Leisure (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, some headway after 4 out, no threat from early straight, 8th of 17, 26l behind Burnt Oil Babe (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 in Oct.