2m. 7f. 80yds. 6 Declared.
Jack de Bromhead Christmas H'dle (Grade 1) of €150,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €90,000.00 2nd - €30,000.00 3rd - €15,000.00 4th - €7,500.00 5th - €4,500.00 6th - €3,000.00
FormscanBy Alan Magee - IRISH POINT was a smart novice last season when placed a couple of times in Grade 1s before making the breakthrough at the top level upped to 2m4f at Aintree. He made a successful reappearance over 2m1f at Down Royal last month and it will be fascinating to see how he copes with this stamina test. Home By The Lee bids to repeat his win in this race 12 months ago and again comes here having run in the Lismullen Hurdle at Navan last month when a creditable third to Bob Olinger trying to give away plenty of weight. Asterion Forlonge enters the equation on his close second to Klassical Dream in The Champion Stayers at Punchestown last spring and should benefit from a recent outing over fences, while Buddy One has progressed really well in handicaps this term.
A hurdle for four years old and upwardsWeights - 4-y-o 11st 9lbs 5-y-o and up 11st 10lbs Mares allowed 7lbs