Fairy Court has done best of those with form over timber and he hasn't been beaten far in his two latest starts though he faded quickly over the minimum trip here last month. Smart Money was well regarded between the flags and though not showing much in a couple of bumpers he's a well-connected type who should have much more to give. Highway To Hell hasn't run since his two-year-olds days but looks one to keep an eye on for the future though this should go to LORD OF LORDS. Willie Mullins' charge won a Navan bumper by no less than 23l in March and it will be a massive disappointment for all concerned if he doesn't make a winning start over timber despite being penalised.
Lord Of Lords (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Settled behind leaders in 6th, good headway into 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, impressively, won at Navan 2m N H flat in Mar beating Arlberg Express (12-0) by 23l, 8 ran.
Ce Mhead (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Towards rear, never a factor, no threat from 3 out, 9th of 14, 33l behind High Talk (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd in May.
Fairy Court (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Led or disputed lead, headed before 2 out and no impression in 3rd approaching last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 7l behind Ontheground (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
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).
Icthec (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 4th 1/2way & mstk 4out, wknd in 9th aftr 3out, jumped right in rr 2out, last of 10, 30l behind Ash Rowe (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Kind Review (IRE) Luso gelding out of Golden Grouse.
Optic Measure (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 3rd when fell 7th, in a race won by Bombadero (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Oct, 7 ran.
Real Appeal (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, hampered and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 16, 26l behind Home Farm (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo).
Smart Money (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) In rear, headway to chase leaders approaching 4f out, soon moderate 3rd and no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, well behind Shotgun Paddy (11-6) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Feb.
Gortmore Express (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, under pressure when slight mistake 4 out, behind when fell last, in a race won by Beabus Jack (11-4) at Killarney 2m 4f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Jul, 18 ran.
Lol Jk (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 5 out, 9th of 16, well behind Eyesontheprize (11-7) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Nov '11.
Queenwithtwohats (IRE) Hasten To Add mare out of Whats The Trouble.
Rose Of Dunamase (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 15, 29l behind Tabac Brun (11-7) at Tramore 2m N H flat sft in Oct.