FAMOUS BALLERINA had been threatening to score over hurdles before she got off the mark at Thurles last week. She has a 6lb penalty to carry but looks progressive and can defy the extra. Go Paddy Go is turned out quickly after his close second at Limerick on Sunday and though that was over 2m3f the drop in trip shouldn't be a problem. Sir Harry Cash is tried in blinkers but looks a bit high in the weights and a bigger threat could emerge from Sea Light, who hasn't shown much in maidens but makes his handicap debut over this longer trip and could show improvement, especially if the market speaks in his favour.
Sir Harry Cash 16-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders on inner, 4th before 6 out, led approaching straight travelling well, headed and dropped to 3rd 2 out, soon no impression, dropped to 4th on line, 4th of 13, 10l behind Danequest (11-3) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Oct.
Famous Ballerina (IRE) 5-2fav (11-2) Settled in mid-division, 7th 4 out and 5th entering straight, ridden and headway to lead approaching last, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd beating Caitlin Brook (10-4) by 1 1/4l, 18 ran.
Go Paddy Go (IRE) 13-8fav (11-4) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, headway into 4th after 3 out, pushed along to challenge entering straight, every chance 2 out, under pressure in 2nd before last where slight mistake, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1l behind La Femme Blanche (10-8) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95.
Charging Indian (IRE) 5-1fav (12-0) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight without threatening, 7th of 18, 29l behind Hard Bought (11-4) at Clonmel 2m am hcp hdle 80-95 sft in Oct.
Roman Numeral (IRE) 8-1fav (11-6) Rear of mid-division, progress into 10th 3 out, ridden in 4th before next, no extra in 4th when slight mistake at last, 4th of 20, 15l behind Pivot Bridge (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Oct.
Sea Light (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Keen hold early, prominent, dropped to 5th from before 3 out, towards rear from before next and pushed along, behind from before straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 7, 20l behind Gilgamboa (11-12) at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Softboiledsergeant (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, kept on one paced, 9th of 25, 43l behind Indevan (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.
Mags Millar (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Prominent, led 3rd, headed and dropped to 3rd before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 12, 7l behind College Boy (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
The Buddy Pass (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear and never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 10th of 15, well behind Gallant Tipp (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Seancill Oir (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Disputed early, soon chased clear leader in 2nd, closed 3 out and slight mistake, ridden entering straight, no extra in 3rd last, kept on same pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 16, 6l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-13) at Naas 2m mares hcp hdl 8Evens23.