Roman General is consistent enough and hasn't been beaten far in his last two starts. He looks certain to be thereabouts again but may be undone by the testing conditions and CASSELLS ROCK can take advantage of the weight concession. His close second to Windsor Queen at Limerick looked a prelude to better things and though he failed to fire a month later at Gowran he's given the vote to bounce back. Honey Bach had run well enough in a Limerick handicap in December for connections to send her to Fairyhouse for a Grade 3 contest but she finished tailed off. Divine Rhapsody created a shock when making a winning debut in the lucrative Goffs Bumper at the Punchestown Festival but that was back in 2010 and he's been out of action for much of the subsequent period.
Roman General (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, left 3rd 4 out, ridden into 2nd before last, no impression winner run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Sea Light (10-10) at Leopardstown 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Honey Bach (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, moderate 5th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, completely tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Gitane Du Berlais (10-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mrs nov hdl G3 (1) sft in Jan.
Isle View (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 9th of 17, 38l behind Mister Nibbles (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Divine Rhapsody (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway into 10th before 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 10th of 17, 39l behind Apache Jack (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
The Engineer (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 10th of 17, well behind Mister Nibbles (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Cassells Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, progress into 8th 3 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, 10th of 13, 45l behind Never Enough Time (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 1f in Jan.
Travis McGee (FR) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders and 8th halfway, pushed along 4 out and soon no extra, 13th of 16, 33l behind Sizing Codelco (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Jan.