GOLD NOT SILVER has never won a race but he's only five and his last two runs point to his chances. Davy Russell can steer him to his debut success as though Western Man is consistent enough he's only won once in 27 starts under Rules. It's two years since Paco Jack won a race but he's much better treated than over fences while Court Jester's only victory so far came over this track and trip and he looks on the way back to form judging on his last two runs. Maple Valley Gold has really found his form in the past few weeks, scoring between the flags at Maralin then landing a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick. He unshipped his rider on his chasing debut at Limerick in December but is progressing and could be well treated on a mark of 97.
Corskeagh Royale (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, bad mistake 3rd, a little slow 7 out, ridden along from next, soon no extra, completely tailed off, last of 12, well behind Wrong Turn (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Jan.
Kostar (FR) 25-1 (9-12) Towards rear, ridden 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 13, 30l behind Zabana (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Jan.
Peace In The West (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, a bit slow 5 out, no extra from 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Miranour (11-0) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun, 19 ran.
Maple Valley Gold (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Impeded 1st, not fluent 2nd, tracked leaders, jumped a little left 7th, fell 7 out,, in a race won by Byerley Babe (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs hvy in Dec, 10 ran.
On My Own (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3 out, 8th of 13, 33l behind Never Enough Time (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 1f in Jan.
Ram (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Always rear, pushed along and no impression approaching 4 out, trailing 3 out, tailed off,, last of 9, well behind Gold Patrol (11-9) at Tramore 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.
Western Man (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, 12th halfway, no impression in moderate 9th entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 35l behind Day Dream Boy (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Jan.
Gold Not Silver (IRE) 4-1fav (11-4) Chased leaders in 7th, pushed along 4 out, 6th 2 out, ridden to go 3rd but no impression on easy winner before last, kept on one pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Luddsdenene (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Paco Jack (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) In rear, improved from before straight, soon 6th towards stand's side, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 3rd of 11, 15l behind Playing (10-13) at Cork 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy in Jan.
Court Jester (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Held up, progress into 7th 3 out, ridden into 5th 2 out, 4th last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 4 1/2l behind Royal Flight (11-7) at Down Royal 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.
News Show 20-1 (9-13) Prominent, 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, dropped to 3rd entering straight, soon no impression on leaders, dropped to 4th before last, 4th of 12, 24l behind Tidy Zag (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jan.
Macetown Gale (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, no impression from 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 19, 41l behind Urticaire (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Tillargon 11-4fav (10-9) Waited with, closer order from before 5 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 5th of 12, 33l behind Henrietta's Way (10-11) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-103 hvy in Dec '12.
Udo's Choice (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Led and disputed, mistake and headed 2nd, 2nd halfway, ridden in 5th before 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 15, well behind Allez Vic (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Dec.
Rose's Emma (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Towards rear, pushed along briefly from 6 out, no extra approaching straight, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Avondhu Lady (11-11) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan, 11 ran.