KANDINSKI is very consistent and should gain his reward in a race that won't take much winning. His opening run over fences behind Coolking at Sligo would be good enough and he should make further progress. All Day Long looks the main danger as there's a line of form over hurdles through Coolmill that puts him very close to the selection. Ring Ben was well beaten on his only start over fences in 2012 and has been inconsistent over hurdles while Dougal Philps was beaten a long way on his debut over fences at Clonmel.
All Day Long (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, closer in 2nd 3 out, no impression from next, 5th of 9, 33l behind Sizing Gold (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chs in Dec.
El Soro (FR) 10-1 (11-4) Soon tracked leaders and took keen hold early, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, well behind Briar Hill (11-12) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Inch Rock (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 11th of 17, 47l behind Apache Jack (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
Kandinski (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders on inner, improved to dispute lead travelling well 2 out, ridden at last, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Coolking (11-12) at Sligo 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Liam O' Haodha (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Soon mid-division, pushed along briefly 4th, under pressure towards rear approaching 6 out, behind from before 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Tidy Zag (11-6) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec, 23 ran.
Miller Of Glanmire (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leader in 3rd, 5th 3 out and no impression approaching next, weakened,, 9th of 18, 29l behind Giantofaman (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Ring Ben (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching 6 out, 5th approaching straight, soon no extra, 5th of 17, 34l behind Horendus Hulabaloo (11-8) at Limerick 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Worrel Creek (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Alw pr, not qckn with ldrs when 5th 4out & mstk, but kow, 5th of 17, well behind Witness Of Fashion (12-2) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft in Dec.
Dougal Philps 7-1 (10-8) Led and clear, jumped left, reduced lead from 5th, jumped left and headed 4 out, no impression from next, weakened from before straight,, 5th of 6, well behind Is Herself About (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chs gd in Dec.