Anything Tony Martin and Ruby Walsh team up for has to be respected and Regusci showed his first sign of form on his handicap debut at Leopardstown. Carpet Elegance got off the mark on his 17th career start at Down Royal while Profoundly made a very promising handicap debut behind American Flyer at Clonmel. MOUNTAIN LOUGH came out of hunter-chases to win a Killarney handicap over fences then gained his maiden success over timber over this course and distance. He's gone up 5lb but is still well treated and can take this. Foot Soldier has only had four runs over hurdles but started favourite at Kilbeggan last time. He collided with a rail and had no chance after so he's one to keep on the right side. Fantastic Strike has had very little racing in recent years but ran well at Wexford last month and looks ready to win soon.
Scene Of The Crash (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, niggled along from 3rd, slow jump next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Laganbank (11-4) at Listowel 2m nh nov hdl hvy in Sep '11, 6 ran.
The Boat People (IRE) 9-2fav (11-4) Led and disputed for much, 2nd 4 out, soon no extra and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Masked Phantom (11-10) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov, 15 ran.
Regusci (IRE) 22-1 (9-11) Settled in rear, headway 2 out and went 5th before last, kept on well under pressure run-in, not reach first 2, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Flying Light (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Coolroe (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, no impression when slight peck 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 19l behind Kilbarry Beauty (11-5) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl sft.
Carpet Elegance (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, improved 3 out, tracked leaders travelling well next, challenged from before last, stayed on well under pressure run-in to lead near line, won at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd beating Sulki Rose (10-13) by hd, 18 ran.
Khan Tengri (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 4 out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 42l behind Wither Hills (10-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Luimneach Abu (IRE) 13-2 (10-4) Waited with, moderate 7th 4 out, closed into 3rd and mistake next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 22l behind Wither Hills (10-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Profoundly (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, headway after 3 out, 5th into straight, ridden to chase winner and no impression from before last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 15, 1l behind American Flyer (11-0) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-109.
Go Paddy Go (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Chased clear leader, 6th halfway, mistake 4 out, headway into 2nd 2 out and led briefly entering straight, soon headed and dropped to 3rd at last, no impression run-in, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Boleybawn Cat (10-5) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden after 4 out, stayed on in 7th 3 out, 3rd 2 out, kept on to dispute approaching last, led briefly run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Fitzgutentyte (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Apr.
Pedantic 25-1 (11-8) Towards rear early, no impression and kept on from 4 out, 9th of 16, 28l behind Absolutlyfantastic (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Sep '11.
Mountain Lough (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway in 3rd before straight, challenged 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden and challenged last, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug beating Luimneach Abu (10-11) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Foot Soldier (IRE) 6-1fav (10-7) Collided with rail before 4th, soon mid-division, moderate 6th 4 out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 33l behind Wither Hills (10-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Fantastic Strike (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway on outer into 5th 4 out, 2nd and challenged 3 out, ridden to dispute after 2 out, narrow lead before last, headed run-in, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Fitzgutentyte (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Apr.
Farm Street (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 11th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened, 12th of 16, well behind Band Of Blood (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl sft.
Tellherimhere (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, weakened before 4 out, 19th of 20, well behind Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Oscar Town (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 4 out, soon no extra, 6th of 11, 35l behind Clar Na Mionn (11-8) at Cork 2m 4f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (6yo+) hvy in Mar.
Hurricane Jojo (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to challenge before 2 out, disputed from 2 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no extra last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 5l behind The Two Jays (10-11) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Spiritinthesky (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 4th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 9th of 17, 23l behind Definite Knockoff (10-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Urban Desert (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, weakened 4 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by The Blarney Rose (10-12) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft, 16 ran.
Lilly The Lioness (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 11th of 14, well behind Special Tiara (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl in Jul.