Fiery Oscar is just 2lb higher than when scoring at Thurles a year ago and will be better for his comeback run last month. Winning point-to-pointer Wild Salmon has been chasing without much luck and is low enough in the weights to make his presence felt along with Billybuster, who is still a maiden after 11 starts over hurdles. Another maiden, WHISKEY AND RYE, attracted very strong support for a Limerick handicap in December but slipped up at the third. He's shown enough potential in the past to be higher rated than a 95 handicapper and compensation awaits. Pretty Happy has run 38 times over hurdles and won once. She's mainly very consistent and should be in the firing-line once again while the lightly-raced Whatsthecrack Jack did better at Thurles last time and wouldn't need to improve much to get on the scoresheet.
Whiskey And Rye (IRE) 10-3 (11-5) Chased leaders, slipped up after 3rd, in a race won by Henrietta's Way (10-11) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-103 hvy in Dec, 12 ran.
Zane Grey (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 11th of 20, 38l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
K T Molly (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, some headway into 9th early straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 20, 24l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Me And Ben (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 13th halfway, kept on one pace in straight, 12th of 22, well behind Morning Assembly (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Pretty Happy (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 2 out and no extra in straight, 7th of 15, well behind World Citizen (10-11) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Snowell (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 16th of 20, 48l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Whatsthecrack Jack (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up racing keenly, pulled way to front halfway, strongly pressed entering straight and dropped to 3rd 2 out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 14l behind Shanroe Society (10-10) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jan.
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, 10th 4 out, no impression in 8th early straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 21l behind Shanroe Society (10-10) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jan.
Wells China (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 6th approaching 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before next, 5th of 15, 14l behind Whatdreamsrmadeof (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Cheap As Chips (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Led, headed 4 out, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened, 13th of 15, well behind Barneys Honour (11-5) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Billybuster (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Led, headed after 1st and disputed before 4th, led again approaching 3 out until ridden and headed entering straight, no extra in 4th before last, 4th of 15, 17l behind World Citizen (10-11) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Wild Salmon (IRE) 13-2 (10-10) Chased leaders on inner, pushed along in 5th entering straight and no impression early run-in, kept on one pace to go moderate 3rd near line, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Reality Dose (10-4) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Jan.
Media Baron (USA) 10-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 10, well behind Sacre Malta (11-5) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Battlemount (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra entering straight, 13th of 22, 42l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Cappawhite Lass (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, lost place and reminders 7th, soon no extra, completely tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Kalico Kim (11-3) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jun.