BALLYREESODE produced by far his best race to date when scoring comfortably at Wexford and, though 7lb higher and racing over a shorter trip, he's taken to complete a quick double. World Citizen scored at Punchestown on New Year's Eve and hasn't run badly subsequently so with his rider claiming 7lb he's in with a shout. Martin Cash is still a maiden though this longer trip could bring about some improvement and though Sterling Stuff doesn't have much experience over hurdles he produced a good run at Cork last time and should be in the shake-up.
Cherryantor (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 9th of 12, 46l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs sft.
Ballyreesode (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 9th after 4 out, 5th 3 out, improved in 2nd 2 out, led entering straight, ridden before last, strongly pressed run-in, kept on well under pressure close home, won at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft beating Day Dream Boy (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Sterling Stuff (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Waited with, 12th approaching 6 out, closer order 4 out, moderate 7th approaching straight, closed in 5th 3 out, 4th before 2 out, 3rd at last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 18, 2 1/2l behind De Benno (11-5) at Cork 2m 3f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (4yo+).
World Citizen (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led before 5 out, ridden before 2 out, headed after 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 14, 12l behind Barneys Honour (11-5) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft.
Calie Eile (IRE) 28-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden and no impression next, 9th of 15, 22l behind Lady Boulea (10-8) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft.
Martin Cash (IRE) 5-1fav (10-4) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd before straight, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 3rd of 16, 9l behind Rolling Rocket (10-12) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109.
Crazy Lad (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, fell 5th, in a race won by Turban (11-12) at Cork 2m beg chase hvy, 18 ran.
Quiverhill Dreamon (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division best, never a factor, 15th of 20, 38l behind Sitcom (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Sweetheart Susan (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear, moderate 10th and no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 10th of 18, 43l behind Glen Beg (10-11) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Celtic Passion (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Mid-division, weakened to rear and ridden at 6th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Fitzgutentyte (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft, 16 ran.
Lady Geronimo (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Mid-division, no extra approaching straight, completely tailed off, 19th of 21, well behind Living Next Door (10-10) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 hvy.
Billybuster (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Led, headed halfway, ridden in 5th after 4 out, no extra next, 11th of 16, 29l behind Fitzgutentyte (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Personal Shopper 66-1 (10-9) Raced towards back, struggling in last from before straight, no extra from 3 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Rupert Lamb (11-1) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs.