THE KING OF BREGA has been raised a massive 13lb for his victory over this trip at Thurles last week but he won so easily that the extra isn't likely to prevent a follow-up. Derryarkin showed his first sign of form at Downpatrick last time and is on such a lowly mark that he has to be considered if getting a run from his reserve spot. Dear Boss has fallen on his last two starts over fences but the presence of AP McCoy in the saddle should galvanise him and he's well enough handicapped over timber. Lord Of Isenay has run well on two occasions here but makes his handicap debut with a big weight so Back To Drumdeel looks more of a threat after being beaten a short head at Tipperary.
Lord Of Isenay (FR) 7-2 (11-4) Soon prominent, ridden before 3 out, soon briefly on terms, no impression in 2nd 2 out, dropped to 3rd and no extra last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Fresh By Nature (10-8) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Streets Of Newyork 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3 out, under pressure 6th entering straight, no extra, 9th of 19, 27l behind Mrs Mac Veale (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.
Not For Changing (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway into 8th after 4 out, pushed along 2 out, ridden in 9th entering straight, kept on from last to 4th close home, 4th of 19, 8l behind King Of Oriel (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Oct.
Sole Witness (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, moderate 5th 5 out, weakened from next, 6th of 7, 30l behind Rathlin (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 6f chs gf in May.
Street Runner 8-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, not entirely fluent 6 out, improved to dispute lead approaching straight, dropped to 3rd and no extra last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Jansboy (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Oct.
Shanroe Society (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra approaching 2 out, weakened and pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Notimetoserve (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in May, 16 ran.
Tyrone Tiger (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, some headway when checked after 4 out, headway to join issue 2 out and led approaching last, ridden out and kept on well run-in, won at Down Royal 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Mar beating Indubitably (10-9) by 3l, 17 ran.
Day Dream Boy (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved to dispute before 2 out where mistake, soon ridden in 2nd, no extra in 4th last, kept on one pace, 5th of 22, 15l behind Cool Oscar (11-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.
Better Back Bob (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, lost place and no impression from next, 12th of 20, 33l behind Tabac Brun (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Oct.
Dear Boss (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Towards rear, mistake 3rd, in rear when fell 5 out, in a race won by Whosaidso (11-8) at Sligo 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Oct, 14 ran.
Kylecrue (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear early, mid-division halfway, pushed along in 10th after 3 out, ridden in 7th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 19, 14l behind Moon Prince (10-7) at Tipperary 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.
The King Of Brega (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Chased leaders in 3rd, closer order from 6 out, led on inner after 4 out, clear 2 out, stayed on well, easily, won at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct beating Spiker The Biker (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 17 ran.
Bold Present (IRE) 9-1 (11-11) Prominent, mistake 6 out, hampered 4 out, no extra and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Kilmurry Kid (10-12) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Oct '12, 16 ran.
Back To Drumdeel (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, pushed along in 6th after 3 out, ridden innto 4th 2 out, 2nd and pressed winner from before last, every chance and just held run-in, 2nd of 19, shd behind Moon Prince (10-7) at Tipperary 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.
Allez Vic (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Mid-division and 6th halfway, ridden in 7th entering straight and no impression in 6th before last, kept on under pressure to go 4th run-in, 4th of 17, 10l behind Tabhachtach (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Oct.
Farmaland (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Close up and disputed lead, still on terms 4 out, weakened from before next, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Miss Xian (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Whinstone Dee (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Towards rear, nudged along at stages,, 5th of 9, 40l behind Old Kilcash (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Court Jester (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, moderate 10th after 4 out, soon ridden and no extra, pulled up before last, in a race won by Scouting Party (11-3) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr, 16 ran.
Jenny Make A Penny (IRE) 7-1 (12-2) Mid div, prog to tr ldrs bef 4out, not qckn 3out, wknd 2out, ko, 4th of 13, 5l behind Pops Well (12-2) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gs in Oct.
Benefitthewest (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, improved to chase leaders approaching straight, 4th before 2 out, no impression from before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 7l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-9) at Limerick 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Oct.
Derryarkin (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Keen hold and disputed lead early, soon tracked leader, challenged and on terms before 2 out, dropped to moderate 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Hello Louie (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Oct.
Pint Of Porter (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Soon behind towards rear, never a factor, 16th of 18, well behind Lash It On (10-8) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Bobsthewizard (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Son led, slight mistake 5 out, headed and 2nd approaching straight, soon no extra, 13th of 17, 21l behind Not For Burning (11-10) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.