A huge field but few can be seriously considered even on this very testing ground. Sarabad has been a short-priced beaten favourite five times since arriving from France and is sure to attract attention again. He's been looking one-paced and though likely to be in the firing-line once again he may have to give best to LUGHNASA. Robert Tyner's mare, a bumper winner at Cork last March, made a very encouraging debut over timber when runner-up to Midnight Oil back on that track a month ago and with that experience behind her can go one better. Royal Flight went into a few notebooks on her debut at Thurles and will have come on for the run while the well-connected Turica, a half-sister to four winners, is one to keep an eye on for the future.
More Madness (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, struggling from 3 out, no extra in moderate 5th approaching straight, 4th of 10, well behind Kilcrea (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Lughnasa (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, closer in 5th after 4 out, 4th 3 out, chased winner 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 17, 3 1/2l behind Midnight Oil (11-10) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Clay Boy (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, no extra from 3 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, well behind The Paparrazi Kid (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Hunting Winds 16-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, completely tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Mozoltov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Kilbeggan Knight (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra approaching 2 out, 11th of 20, 33l behind Legal Exit (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Asitsohappens (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Led, strongly pressed and headed early straight, soon no extra, 5th of 11, 43l behind Ned Buntline (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo nhf in Nov.
Con Tadhy (IRE) Wareed gelding out of Lightening Legend.
Indeschemeofthings (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Waited with in rear, stumbled after 7 out, progress from before 6 out, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 6th of 14, 48l behind The Paparrazi Kid (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Lisbon (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) In touch, headway to chase leaders approaching 4th, ridden before 3 out, no extra next, 4th of 11, 18l behind Veloce (11-4) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Sarabad (FR) 5-4fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, 2nd and every chance last, kept on under pressure run-in without getting to winner, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Mister Hotelier (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Slap Of A Hurl (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Alw in rr, no extra from 3out, 8th of 11, 26l behind Azorian (12-0) at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan.
Tudor Lawns (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Mid-div, no impress from 2out, 7th of 11, 22l behind Azorian (12-0) at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan.
Any Whisper (IRE) Catcher In The Rye mare out of Grandy Hall.
Molly Gray (IRE) Cloudings mare out of Highland Call.
Turica (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Baden.
Adventurous Spirit (IRE) Kutub mare out of Madame Stella.
Quiverhill Dreamon (IRE) Milan mare out of Dream Lass.
Royal Flight (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, some headway into 10th 4 out, 7th 2 out and went moderate 4th approaching last, kept on, 4th of 18, 19l behind Unika La Reconce (10-13) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Sterling Stuff (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 16th of 22, well behind Morning Assembly (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Garuda Flyer (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 4th approaching 3 out, soon ridden and no impression on winner, no extra from 2 out, 8th of 20, 24l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Kiltipford Lady (IRE) Beneficial mare out of Whatdoicare.