Connections of QUESTIONS ANSWERED have had this race in mind for some time and the plan was to score at Limerick on Sunday then come here with a 4lb penalty. He achieved the first target and, as he's still 18lb lower than his chase mark, the second part looks his for the taking. Catch Me has won eight times over timber but a long losing spell means he's dropped to a very lowly mark and he almost took advantage here at the end of last month. Bose Ikard easily landed a Downpatrick maiden and an early mistake appeared to unsettle him on his handicap debut at Naas. Sarabad has plenty of decent form to his credit and looks well enough treated to get involved while Skibabe looks just the type his trainer does well with and it would be no surprise to see him in the shake-up.
Lookoutnow (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Prominent, 2nd after 3 out, lost place next, dropped to moderate 6th into straight, no impression, 7th of 14, 25l behind Viaduct Joey (10-9) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens30 hvy in Oct.
Vics Canvas (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leader and 3rd halfway, not fluent 6th, 6th approaching 4 out, pushed along entering straight and no extra in 9th from 2 out, 9th of 14, 13l behind Courtncatcher (10-12) at Naas 2m 4f in Oct.
Alpine Eagle (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Towards rear at ordinary pace, 10th and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 9th of 12, 18l behind The Real Article (11-4) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp chs in Sep.
Skibabe (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Prominent, a little keen, fell 6 out, in a race won by Viaduct Joey (10-9) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens30 hvy in Oct, 14 ran.
Sarabad (FR) 7-1 (10-8) Settled towards rear, headway early straight and went 4th before last where mistake, no extra run-in, 6th of 14, 4l behind Courtncatcher (10-12) at Naas 2m 4f in Oct.
Supreme Carolina (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before straight, weakened, 14th of 17, well behind Blackwell Synergy (11-4) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl sft in Sep.
Leblon (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Prominent in chasing group, dropped to moderate 6th after 7th and ridden, mistake 5 out, soon no impression, bad mistake 2 out, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 9, 27l behind One Fine Morning (10-3) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Oct.
Catch Me (GER) 8-1 (11-7) Settled in rear of mid-division, headway after halfway and went 2nd entering straight, ridden approaching last where slight mistake, no impression run-in, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Truckin All Night (11-3) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Oct.
Questions Answered (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Held up, 7th halfway, headway into 5th 3 out, improved into 2nd before straight, led entering straight, ridden before last, kept on, strongly pressed closing stages run-in, won at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 8Evens23 beating Courage (10-13) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Bose Ikard (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, blundered 3rd, ridden and dropped to 9th approaching straight, no extra, 11th of 15, 32l behind Baresi (10-13) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl in Oct.
Kostar (FR) 10-1 (11-2) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 36l behind Truckin All Night (11-3) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Oct.
Kylecrue (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Towards rear when pulled up approaching 3rd, dismounted, in a race won by The King Of Brega (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102, 20 ran.