Plenty of runners here but all eyes will be on Willie Mullins' import from France TERMINAL. The winner of three bumpers in the Provinces, he's from a powerful jumping family and this isn't the toughest of starts. Hawk Flight produced his best run to date when a close third to The Way We Were at Leopardstown and should go well while Hidden Future has been gradually improving and was only headed on the run-in by Rocky Wednesday at Leopardstown. Jack The Pirate was going well in bumpers and will be better for his opening run over timber at Wexford in November while Blue Shirt Lily ran much better than her finishing position suggests at this track last month as she was impeded on the run-in when in second place.
Fils De Mont (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th and no extra 3 out, weakened, 13th of 19, 44l behind Rocky Wednesday (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Hawk Flight (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Held up in 6th, headway into 5th before 2 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, kept on same pace, no impression leaders, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind The Way We Were (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Hidden Future (IRE) 9-4 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd 4 out, led after 3 out, ridden and challenged 2 out, headed after last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 19, 1 1/2l behind Rocky Wednesday (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Howya Buddy (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Boccachera.
Jack The Pirate (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Led, headed between last 2, dropped to 4th and no extra from before last, 4th of 15, 10l behind Tackmaster (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Lightning Rory (IRE) Catcher In The Rye gelding out of Rite Of Spring.
Pure Gallery (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway in 6th 4f out, 3rd 3f out, ridden in 2nd and no impression 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 20l behind Mount Colah (11-7) at Down Royal 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.
Shannon Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th approaching straight, soon no extra under pressure, 8th of 13, 43l behind Ballintemple Star (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in May.
Sliabh Glath (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, 6th 5f out, ridden and no impression 4f out, weakened and tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Are Ya Right Chief (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f N H flat sft in Nov.
Tough Mark (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Mid-division, no extra from 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 13, well behind Woodville Lady (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Baile Fearainn (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Close up, weakened from after 3 out, 13th of 15, 44l behind Tackmaster (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Drishogue Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, 9th of 14, 30l behind Ludo Et Emergo (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Mister Bit (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Keen close up, ridden and dropped to rear over 4f out, 10th of 11, 26l behind Glass Mountain (9-9) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct (flat).
Terminal (FR) (10-1) won at Craon(FR) 1m 4f 4yo nhf gs in Sep beating Tataouin (10-4) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Blue Shirt Lily 50-1 (11-2) Chased leader in 2nd, challenged 3 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, no impression leader last, badly hampered by loose horse run-in, 7th of 25, 16l behind Local Celebrity (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
I Never Knew That (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 5f out, ridden and weakened 3f out, 11th of 14, 38l behind Mount Colah (11-7) at Down Royal 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.
Kippbeag (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Soon way off pace towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Distant Memories (11-9) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Mothers Tree (IRE) Alderbrook mare out of Monaview.
Sweetheart Susan (IRE) Great Palm mare out of Welsh Rhapsody.
Little Dil (IRE) Dilshaan mare out of Glen's Encore.
Mazellie (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Towards rear, mistake 6th, no danger and kept on from 3 out, 7th of 13, 26l behind Pass The Hat (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy.