Top Twig's record between the flags can't be ignored but he's failed to register a win under Rules in 16 previous attempts and the 11-year-old lacks the scope of ANNACARTON. Katie Walsh rode a winner for James Mangan at Limerick on Tuesday and this six-year-old lost nothing in defeat when chasing home the useful Kilty Storm at Dromohane last month. Send For Paddy was all out to win at Maralin last month but is another for the short-list here along with Lord Multifix and the improving Vincent Pipe.
Annacarton (IRE) 11-4 (12-0) Ww mid div, 5th going well aftr 4out, cl 2nd 3out, ld 2out until hdd 50 yards out, no ch with wnr, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Kilty Storm (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Nov.
Arc Of Stone (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Rcd 2nd, trk ldr 5out & ld next, hdd 2out, 3rd last, ko again run in, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Final Target (12-0) at Farmaclaffley 3m ire ptp in Feb.
Call Box (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Alw cl up, disp when lft ld 2out, sn hdd, rallied to chall & 1l down last & lft clr, won at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov beating Cilliseal (12-0) by dis, 10 ran.
Carlanstown (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Alw pr, ld 6out, hdd brfly aftr 2out, chall bef last, ko best late, won at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov beating Zemsky (12-0) by nk, 11 ran.
Don't Tell Boo (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Sis, ww, rr & pu last, nev involved, in a race won by The Flying Pencil (12-0) at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov, 15 ran.
Leaders Mate (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mid div, wknd from 6out, rr & pu 5out, in a race won by The Flying Pencil (12-0) at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov, 15 ran.
Lord Multifix (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Alw pr, went on 4out, jnd 2out, not go with wnr but ko, 2nd of 15, 6l behind The Flying Pencil (12-0) at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov.
Lusiad (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Ld, hdd before 3out, no extra from before str, 7th of 12, 26l behind Isle Of Gold (12-0) at Rockfield 3m ire ptp gs in Nov.
Mr Bobo (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, led 6th, mistake 9th, kow well under pressure when strongly pressed close hme, won at Killashee 3m ire ptp sft in Nov beating Peggy's Hero (12-0) by nk, 13 ran.
Rowdy Rampage (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Mid div best,rdn in 2nd 3out, wknd 2out, pu last, in a race won by Carlanstown (12-0) at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov, 11 ran.
Send For Paddy (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) In tch til rdn to ld 6out, rdn & went on, all out late, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp sft in Nov beating Rossbeigh (12-0) by 2l, 11 ran.
Top Twig (IRE) 1-3 (12-0) Mid div early, eased to front 6out, ko well str, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd beating Rossbeigh (12-0) by 4l, 11 ran.
Viking Splash (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Chsed ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, went 2nd after 2out, ko run-in, not reach wnr, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Isle Of Gold (12-0) at Rockfield 3m ire ptp gs in Nov.
Vincent Pipe (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Mid div, prog to 2nd from 1/2 way, rdn in 2nd 5out, not qckn from 3out, so late, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Fast Gun (12-0) at Loughbrickland 3m ire ptp gs in Oct.
Writers Block (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Mid div, prog to ldr from 4out, chall last, kow, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp sft in Nov beating Bell On Bike (12-0) by 2l, 13 ran.