It's incredible that WINGTIPS is still a maiden over timber given that he's been placed at Grade 1 level but for one reason or another he's failed to get his head in front. He ran well in a Grade 2 here last time and won't get a better opportunity to gain that elusive first success. His overall form is so far in front of these rivals that it's difficult to see any kind of threat but Forever Gold and Classic Event may fight it out for minor honours.
Another Rebel (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, driven along and dropped to 6th approaching straight, no extra, 6th of 9, 22l behind Suntiep (12-0) at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Nov.
Forever Gold (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, 10th 3 out, soon no impression, 11th of 19, 43l behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
Happy Tobe Here (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Towards rear, never a factor, 11th approaching straight, kept on one pace to go distant 5th late run-in, 5th of 15, well behind Ballycasey (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f Amateur Maiden Hurdle (4yo+).
Highway To Hell (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 12th of 15, 22l behind Vitruvian Man (9-3) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn sft in Sep '08 (flat).
Illicit Encounter (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Always twrds rr, cto 4out, pu 2out, in a race won by Tammys Hill (12-0) at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Perfect Focus (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Ld & disp til ran off track 4out, in a race won by Ballybough Gorta (11-7) at Oldcastle 2m ire ptp gd in Apr '11, 8 ran.
Rory's Brother (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 19, 43l behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
The Bugler (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 14th of 24, 36l behind Starkie (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.
Classic Event (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Mid-division, went moderate 5th 4 out, kept on one paced from next, 5th of 15, well behind Don Cossack (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Smallman (IRE) 66-1 (11-6) Chased leaders early, weakened halfway, 17th of 19, well behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
Wingtips (FR) 5-1 (10-13) (poor visibility) in rear, progress from 3 out, ridden in 4th before last, swished tail under pressure run-in, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Busty Brown (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Nov.